Skills Training for Introductory Assessment with Jito Yumibe and Victoria Austin

Event has passed (Sun Mar 10, 2013 - Sun Aug 4, 2013)
Iyengar Yoga Institute
$355 - $475
Health & Wellness, Yoga


Taught by Jito Yumibe and Victoria Austin

Teaching yoga is a very difficult subject, but it is one of the best services you can do for human beings. Work, not as a teacher, but as a learner in the art of teaching. -- B.K.S. Iyengar, "Address to Certified Teachers" in Astadala Yogamala, Volume 3, p. 189

Becoming a certified Iyengar yoga teacher can seem a daunting process. However, the best preparation is practice, and that is the purpose of this monthly on-going series of classes. Because the certification process is so rigorous, it may be a challenge to set aside one's natural tendency to focus on passing the test. However, becoming a certified teacher is much more than mastering the ability to take a test. It requires the practitioner -- in addition to a personal asana and pranayama practice -- to enter a lifetime process of honing his or her demonstration, communication, and teaching skills, to the high standard the community of Iyengar yoga teachers maintains for present and future generations.

In this six-class monthly workshop, we will practice teaching each other, putting into action the principles in Basic Guidelines for Teachers by BKS and Geeta Iyengar. There will be feedback every session, plus written and teaching assignments between sessions. These classes are geared toward those who are already teaching, and are considering assessment at the Introductory I or II level.

Prerequisites: a minimum of three years of continuous Iyengar yoga practice, a minimum of three years of continuous study with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, and successful completion of either an Iyengar approved Teacher Training Program, or apprenticeship under a teacher certified at Intermediate Junior III level or above.

March 10; April 14; May 19; June 9, July 7, August 4.

Earlybird until February 17: $355 Member & Non-Member.
After February 17, $395 Member & $475 Non-Member.
No drop-ins.


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