The BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas is offering a Teacher Training program for those who have an interest in deepening their understanding of the practice and philosophy of Iyengar Yoga.  This course includes the study of asana, pranayama, anatomy, philosophy, and teaching methods for the Introduction levels I and II and Intermediate Junior 1-2. This comprehensive program will enhance and expand your experience and comprehension of Iyengar Yoga and is suitable for experienced or beginner teachers interested in Iyengar Certification.

This program consists of over 60 hours of class time and personal study.   Mentoring and recommendation of applicant  for Iyengar Certification  is available. The applicant must attend all 5 weekends, commit to a daily practice, study time and fulfilling assignments. This program provides the student with a strong basis for testing in the IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) certification process. Detailed information about certification can be found at http://www.iynaus.org/teach/certification/

 

Program Objectives:

  • Communicate knowledge clearly and succinctly to assist you in becoming a clear, confident and effective teacher
  • Understand sequencing so the student penetrates deeper 
  • Sharpen observation skills 
  • Deepen your own practice
  • Learn primary modifications of postures for common injuries.
  • Refine and mature teaching skills


Program
Requirements:

  • We accept only applicants who are committed to teaching the Iyengar method
  • Applicant must have a home practice of asana and pranayama
  • Applicant must  be passionate about the subject
  • Applicant must regularly attend classes from Certified Iyengar Teachers (when available)

 

Sessions

The sessions include teacher practice and study along with asana classes.  To participate you will be required to have the certification manual and  currently be studying with a Certified Iyengar Teacher on a regular basis.  You will also be required to attend workshops with Senior Iyengar Teachers at the Studio.  Exceptions will be made for those who do not have  a certified teacher in their your area.

Teacher Training Schedule for 2017:

  • February 3-5, 2017
  • March 24-26,  2017
  • April 28-30, 2017
  • June 9-11, 2017
  • August 11-13, 2017


Sessions schedule:

Teacher Training weekends will include:

 

        Friday

There will be option Friday session for assessment style class  from 3- 5:30 – this is for applicants that are going for certification or are seeking recommendation to test for certification

Saturday

9:00 – 10:00am pranyama

10:30 – 12pm Asana Class

1:00 – 2:00pm Philosophy

2:00 – 5:00pm Teacher Sessions

Sunday

10:00 – 12:00am Asana Class

1:00-2:30pm Anatomy and cover primary modifications of postures for common injuries

2:30 – 4:00pm Teacher Sessions

Price for the  five weekends of Teacher Training:

Early registrations $1250 for all five weekends until January 15, 2017 –  deposit of $350 by December 15 and balance due January 15 or full amount on the 15th – after that date $1500

Individual weekends $300

Please contact the studio if you would like to register at 214-365-9642

 

Testimonials from 2016

  • There are many things about the teacher training program that are wonderful, but the thing that stands out most to me is the change in everyone from beginning to end. Teachers voices become stronger, words more illustrative, and both body and voice more precise. What distinguishes Randy is that he gets us to move beyond the fear of performance to proceed in a way that we know we are supported. No one is against us, everyone, particularly Randy, is for us. People say all the time “this is for you – Amanda
  • The Teacher Training is  systematic, practical, challenging and fun.  Each time I learn more and better what it means to be an Iyengar teacher. Randy has a deep and clear understanding of the Iyengar method of teaching. He is a great leader and teacher of teachers.  His eye for correction is on the money.   I learn so much watching him teach us. He has a knack for communicating to each student individually and at the same time teaching the whole group something.  – Solange
  • I have learned a lot about my self. my strength and weaknesses. and i know my teaching has improved since i began studying with Randy.  He is able to share what he has learned with the teachers with clarity and compassion, and he instills courage and conviction into each teacher.  Randy Just has been through the whole process of Iyengar yoga certification and he knows what he is talking about, Randy walks the walk, he doesn’t just talk the talk.  Oh, and he is brilliantly funny. His timing is impeccable. In his class it’s natural to cultivate a spirit of friendliness, joy, compassion and equanimity. I always come home from these trainings enriched, and inspired.  – Tedrah