B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Teachers Diploma

The Iyengar Yoga Institute Amsterdam offers an extensive and complete three-year B. K. S. Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program documented in the Teachers Training Program Document (see under under downloads for the full document).

This is a three year long yoga course, focused on the self-practicing of yoga asanas and pranayamas , as well as training students to teach yoga. The three years of B.K.S. Iyengar-recognized ‘Introductory Certificate I and II’ culminate in an examination based on a list of 60 asanas and some pranayamas (see Yoga Dipika of Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar). In addition there will be an assessment of the student’s teaching ability in a class given by the student to a small group of beginners for thirty minutes. Teaching will be exclusively based on the method of B.K.S. Iyengar. The internationally recognized diploma makes it possible to teach in Iyengar Yoga anywhere in the world.

‘The teacher should be clear, clever, confident, challenging, cautious, constructive, couragious, comprehending, creative, completely devoted and dedicated to knowing the subject, considerate, conscientious, critical, commited, cheerful, chaste and calm.’

B.K.S. Iyengar

“I started this TT thinking I knew stuff about yoga. It turned out I knew nothing! Thanks to the teachings of Delilah King and Rembert Petrus I now know more about yoga, asana, the body and the mind then I ever held possible. My teachers turned me inside out and upside down.. Physically and mentally. And man… I learned SO MUCH!
I reccomend this TT to whoever would like to really go to the core of what yoga is all about. It is not an easy 3 years.. But I promise, it will be worth it!”

Jon Doppen, class of 2015