What does it take to become an Iyengar Certified Instructor?
One has to first practice and study Iyengar Yoga for a minimum of three years before becoming eligible for starting the certification process. Testing cannot be done until the candidate has studied with a certified mentoring teacher and taught exclusively in the Iyengar method for two years. During the testing process, candidates are carefully observed and evaluated by junior or senior-level instructors as they demonstrate asanas and pranayamas and teach a class of students. Each certified Iyengar Yoga instructor has passed at least two rigorous, standardized assessments. Instructors must be committed to maintaining the high standards of Iyengar Yoga and the pure method of B.K.S. Iyengar as well as continuing their own personal practices and training with senior teachers.