Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar developed what has come to be called Iyengar yoga from a firm spiritual, philosophical and practical base. Iyengar yoga is a way of life, rather than a mere physical activity. Students have to take the necessary time to learn the asanas and pranayama purely for the joy of learning. Those who have attended Iyengar yoga classes regularly for a minimum of 3 years and have a good standard of practice in the Introductory asanas may be interested in becoming teachers.
The route to teaching is via mentorship and further information on that may be found on the IYA UK website.
Candidates for teaching assessment must have practiced Iyengar Yoga regularly for a minimum of 6 years before presenting for assessment. Candidates should not only have achieved a high standard in their personal practice in the Introductory asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar yoga and its philosophy.
We are currently reviewing how best to offer mentorship in the Highlands, if you are interested please speak to Fiona or Donna at class.