Becoming an Iyengar yoga teacher

 The first and most important prerequisite in the process of becoming a yoga teacher is a commitment to a regular and sustained yoga practice. Once we develop a deep understanding of asana and pranayama firstly through practice and class attendance and secondly through a mentorship with a qualified Iyengar teacher in a teacher training programme or apprenticeship that we can think of becoming a teacher

“‘The teacher should be clear, clever, confident, challenging, cautious, constructive, courageous, comprehending, creative, completely devoted and dedicated to knowing the subject, considerate, conscientious, critical, committed, cheerful, chaste and calm.’

B.K.S. Iyengar

The Griffins Hill teacher training and development program will be conducted over two years. After which the trainees, having completed all the required hours will qualify to sit the first level of Iyengar certification. The prerequisite to obtaining certification is that students must have been practising Iyengar yoga for a minimum of the three years before commencing teacher training and must complete 300 hours of yoga teacher training with a teacher accredited by the BKSIYAA to train teachers and 100 hours of class assisting and observation.
Advanced yoga practitioners wanting to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga are welcome to join the program.

Yoga teacher training will include
• developing your practice
•teaching skills
•Use of props
•Yoga with medical conditions and injuries
• Yoga philosophy

The course will be conducted through on-site classes and workshop as well as home practice and study.
The contact hours will be through a series of 8 five day workshops over the two years.

The cost will be $900 per five-day workshop and does not include food and lodgings
Students are expected to arrange their food and accommodation.
The 100 assisting hours are separate to the five-day workshop and charged at the regular class price
Assisting hours will be either in the regular classes or retreats classes other than teacher training retreats.

Dates for the five-day teacher training sessions:

27th June- 1st July 2018

10th October-14th October 2018

21st November- 25th November

We will announce dates for next year after discussion with enrollees