Teacher's Training Course
The Teacher ‘s Training Course offered at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre is a five-week long, rigorous course (including three weeks of the Intensive Course, Yoga and Ayurveda). It is designed for motivated practitioners who wish to make the spiritual path of Yoga a way of life and want to teach others how to walk the same path.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
*Please note this includes the Intensive course
For booking and deposit please email us.
Students participating in the Teacher‘s Training Course will be provided with two healthy vegetarian meals, along with afternoon tea on a daily basis. The daily schedule, course structure and retreat atmosphere follows the same structure as the Intensive Courses.
Our Intensive Courses require a full-time commitment by students, involving 4.5 hours of training per day, with an additional 2.5 hours of obligatory daily self practice.
For the Teacher‘s Training Course, students are expected to continue self-practice of inverted positions and Pranayama early in the mornings, so that during the late morning sessions, we may focus on and explore in depth, the pedagogical aspects of each Asana. It is also during these late morning sessions that we learn to diagnose problems and identify imbalance and misalignment.
During the afternoons, participants learn instruction, the sequencing of postures, as well as the identification of mistakes and corrections.
Completion of the Teachers Training Course (TTC) does not certify one to teach Yoga – it is only the beginning of a longer program to obtain teaching qualifications. Once the initial TTC has been completed, the Teachers Training Program takes two to three years to complete, depending on the intensity.
This involves doing at least four Five-day Courses, and assisting in an additional four Five-day Courses per year in order to gain practical experience. If this time is increased to 5-6 months, it is then possible to complete the training within 2 years. It is strongly recommended that Teacher Trainees complete the assisting requirements for the first year, immediately following completion of the initial TTC. Also, the student must maintain regular contact with Sharat following completion of the initial TTC.
During the final year, one must complete a second TTC. In addition to the practical training classes, the Teacher Trainee is required to complete creative research papers on each of the following subjects, in consultation with Sharat:
Anatomy and Physiology of an Asana or Pranayama;
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras;
Comparison of a religion with Yoga;
It is recommended that Teacher Trainees complete these papers during the first 2 years of the program.
Please visit our website for more information, as well as terms and requirements for participation.