How to become an IYENGAR® certified teacher ?

Iyengar® Yoga teacher training is regulated by RIMYI (Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute) in Pune, which defines certification rules. In 2017, RIMYI decided to revise the teaching syllabus. After 3 years’ work, the new rules became available in July 2020. The current Guidelines from RIMYI for teacher assessments and certificates are detailed in the document below. These Guidelines will be implemented by AFYI after integration into the Statutes at an Extraordinary General Assembly (EGM). As the ATCC offers new consultations with future mentors, future assessors and teachers who have long been involved in training and certifications, the date of the EGM cannot be specified at this stage. Therefore, no mentoring can begin before this EGM is held.

There is also a "question & answer" document published by RIMYI. It will be updated as and when questions are added.

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Download the Certification and Assessment Guidelines

Download the Question & Answer Document