“Spiritual knowledge grows from the union of the head and the heart.”
The Two Year Yoga Teacher Training program offers a comprehensive study of the sacred subject of yoga. It provides the groundwork to become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, as well as offering in-depth study for sincere students. The yoga teacher training program is designed for participants to experience a steady transformation.
Curriculum of Yoga Teacher Training Program
Affirming a Foundation of Yoga in Your Life: A yoga practice provides the source from where the teaching streams. Daily practice sessions are assigned to guide the trainee in proficiency in the practice of asana and pranayama
Study Approach for Teaching Asana and Pranayama: Indepth study to establish knowledge of asana and pranayama, and to integrate the teachings of the method.
Art of Sequencing: Dynamics of vinyasa and building sequences for practice and teaching.
Teaching Practicum: Exercises in the art of teaching yoga are performed to acquire teaching skills. Emphasis is given to develop the art of observation while teaching.
Modifications, Corrections, and Adjustments: Props are an act of compassion to transform practice. Learn the correct use of props, how to carry through with corrections, make adjustments, and apply modifications of asana.
Mentorship/Apprenticeship: Personal guidance meeting each individual’s needs is provided to keep one steady on the path.
Anatomy and Physiology: Eastern and Western concepts of the major body systems as well as how they pertain to yoga.
Philosophy: The living philosophy of yoga is to be experienced. A firm foundation in the understanding of the School of Philosophy of Yoga is offered.
Well Being: Living the life of a yoga practitioner and teacher. Ethics, Ayurvedic and Yogic principles for health and well being.
Two or more years of study of Iyengar Yoga with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. In some cases, one year of weekly attendance with Carolyn Belko. Pre-teacher training sessions may be required.
7 Weekends and 1 week-long session at the Center. For those living out-of-state, live streaming, interactive classes will be available for some sessions with permission.
The Iyengar Yoga Center of North County, in Encinitas, Ca is a state-of-the art yoga facility, fully equipped with props as designed by B.K.S. Iyengar. Just a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean, it offers a serene meditative environment facilitating yoga teacher training.
Submit completed application by September 1st of each year. Acceptance into the yoga teacher training program is based on an interview and practice audition as well as application review. Start date is in the Fall. Apply online or download the application.
$2100/year, due by the first meeting in October. Installments allowed upon agreement. Scholarship upon availability and approval. $25 application processing fee must accompany yoga teacher training application.
Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar is the most renowned yoga master of our time. He has pioneered and popularized the art, science, and philosophy of yoga through his practice of over 75 years. Heralded in both the East and West, his innovative teachings and definitive, classical yoga books have touched the lives of millions. His works include Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Named Iyengar Yoga by his students, the method shines light directly and precisely on how to practice yoga. Known for alignment and clear instruction, the asana and pranayama are experienced directly from within. Meditation in action results in poise and integration of the body and mind, providing stability
and benevolence of spirit. His teachings are universal yet may be individualized.
Mentor Teacher/Director A leader in the community, Carolyn Belko has been training teachers throughout the west since 1996. Director of the Iyengar Yoga Center of North County, Encinitas, CA. Carolyn is one of few to offer Yoga Therapeutic Classes and Training.
Carolyn has been to India to study with the Iyengar Family numerous times and was blessed by receiving Senior Level III Certification from B.K.S. Iyengar. She serves as an assessor for IYNAUS. Carolyn’s insight in the practice and the art of teaching offers one devoted and steady guidance along the path of yoga.