Certification

Certification

The teachers at The Yoga Space are all certified Iyengar yoga teachers or they are apprenticing in our internationally-recognized Iyengar yoga teacher apprenticeship program.

The Certification Mark (above) is a trademark registered by our national Iyengar organization and may be used only by those teachers who have completed a national apprenticing program and been tested and approved by national Iyengar yoga certification assessors. Endorsed by B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar yoga, the Certification Mark denotes the teacher's authenticity and commitment to the Iyengar yoga system.


Our National Iyengar Yoga Association

The Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada/Association canadienne de yoga Iyengar (“IYAC/ACYI”) is the Iyengar family’s representative in Canada, and, among other things, has overall responsibility for the training, assessment and certification of Iyengar yoga teachers.

You can read more about our national association here: IYAC/ACYI.


Yoga Teacher Apprenticeship Program

Iyengar yoga at The Yoga Space and our yoga teacher apprenticeship program is part of an international system endorsed by IYAC/ACYI and approved by the Iyengar family. In order to be considered for admission in our yoga teacher apprenticeship program, a student must have:
studied Iyengar yoga for a minimum of three years with a certified teaching member of IYAC/ACYI
an established practice in asana and pranayama
a letter of recommendation from an Iyengar yoga teacher certified by IYAC/ACYI or another recognized Iyengar association

The annual deadline for new admissions into The Yoga Space Yoga Teacher Apprenticeship Program is October 31 of each year.



Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute ("RIMYI")

RIMYI is the Iyengar family’s yoga institute in Pune, India. Most of the teachers at The Yoga Space have studied directly with the Iyengars, and all have studied with teachers who have learned directly from the Iyengars. More information about RIMYI is available here.