IYA Certificate Mark

Teacher Certification

All the teachers at Yogawest are trained in the Iyengar tradition and are certificated by the IYA (UK). This entitles them to use the Iyengar Certification Mark: an indication of high quality training endorsed by BKS Iyengar in Pune, India.

How Your Iyengar Teacher Is Trained

The Iyengar certification process is highly rigorous, assuring you of a teacher who practices and is well trained in the art, science, and philosophy of yoga. Prospective teachers confirm their dedication through years of studying yoga.  Teacher training includes the study of anatomy, physiology, philosophy, first aid and practical teaching methods.

Full certification allows the teacher to use the official Iyengar Certification Mark. All the Yogawest teachers carry the IYI Certificate Mark.

The process of teacher training and evaluation is repeated with higher standards and different material at six additional levels of certification, from Introductory to Intermediate Senior, preparing teachers to teach at increasing levels of competency. Still higher levels of certification are granted directly by B.K.S. Iyengar.