Continuing Education

The Art of Learning

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los AngelesThe Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles is pleased to announce its Continuing Education program.

Open to all students with a minimum of three years of Iyengar Yoga experience, regardless of whether they are teachers, prospective teachers or are seeking deeper understanding in their own practices. The curriculum will include progressive study of asana, pranayama, anatomy and philosophy, based on the Introductory and Intermediate Junior syllabi of the Iyengar Yoga Certification and Teacher Education Manual.

View the 2018 Continuing Education Schedule

If working with a mentor, students may use these modules toward required teacher education, a pre-requisite to applying for Iyengar Yoga teacher certification assessment. Please refer to the Certification and Teacher Education Manual for further information.

The entire program can be completed over the course of three years. Students can attend selected individual modules or enroll in an annual series. Our calendar for 2018 includes three modules of syllabi study in which the asanas and pranayama of the Introductory syllabi will be studied in practice and theory through the lens of the Intermediate Junior syllabi; an anatomy module focusing on the musculoskeletal system and supported organs, and asana modifications on the Introductory syllabus, taught by Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee, Occupational Therapist; and two modules focusing on teaching skills required for the Introductory and Jr. Intermediate syllabi, taught by Marla Apt.

Each module will consist of 8-12 hours of instruction covering:

  • In depth study of asana and pranayama
  • Support for home practice and svadhyaya (self-study)
  • Refinement of teaching skills as taught by BKS Iyengar: communication of the art and science of yoga through language/verbal instructions, demonstration, observation, correction and adjustment, classroom dynamics
  • Sequencing of asanas
  • Modifications of asanas for common conditions
  • Yoga philosophy and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Anatomy, physiology and psychology of yoga

Continuing Education Schedule

Register online for Continuing Education modules and series

Teaching Skills, Part I

March 19-23

with Marla Apt

Mon-Fri is a cumulative course.
All levels welcome, including non-teachers

Monday, 2:00-3:30pm
Tuesday, 3:00-5:30pm
Wednesday, 3:15-5:00pm
Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm
Friday, 1:15-4:00pm

Register online

More information


Syllabi Study*

March 24 and 25

with Marla Apt

All levels welcome, including non-teachers

Saturday, 11:30-1:30pm & 4:30-7:00pm
Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm

Register online

More information


Gloria GoldbergSyllabi Study*

Aug 3, 4 and 5

with Gloria Goldberg

All levels welcome, including non-teachers

Friday, 4:30-7:30pm
Saturday, 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm

*The Syllabi Study modules will start with the Intermediate Junior I syllabus and work into the Intermediate Junior II syllabus. The Introductory syllabi will be referenced so that each asana from Intro I & II are covered in their various stages leading up to, linking and preparing for the Intermediate Junior syllabi.

Register online


Menstrual WorkshopMenstrual Course, Part II: Reproductive System Pathologies

Sept 7, 8 and 9

with Gloria Goldberg and Marla Apt

For those who completed Part I of the Menstrual Course and all Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers

Friday, 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, 11:30am-2:00pm & 4:30-7:30
Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm

Register online


Teaching Skills, Part II

October 8-12

with Marla Apt

Mon-Fri is a cumulative course;
All levels welcome, including non-teachers

Monday, 2:00-3:30pm
Tuesday,  3:00-5:30pm
Wednesday,  3:15-5:00pm
Thursday,  2:00-4:00pm
Friday,  1:15-4:00pm

Register online


Syllabi Study*

October 13 and 14

with Marla Apt

All levels welcome, including non-teachers

Saturday, 11:30-1:30pm & 4:30-7:00pm
Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm

*The Syllabi Study modules will start with the Intermediate Junior I syllabus and work into the Intermediate Junior II syllabus. The Introductory syllabi will be referenced so that each asana from Intro I & II are covered in their various stages leading up to, linking and preparing for the Intermediate Junior syllabi.

Register online


Diane GysbersStructure & Function of the Musculoskeletal System/Supported Organs
Asana Modifications

Nov 10 and 11

with Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee

Saturday, 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm

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Cost

Entire 2018 program, exclusive of the Menstrual Course (due to enrollment restrictions) is $1550, if paid in full by February 28, 2018.

After March 1, 2018, entire program, exclusive of the Menstrual Course, is $1650, if paid in full by March 19, 2018. Thereafter, individual modules prices apply.

Individual modules are priced as follows:

March 19-23   Marla Apt Teaching Skills    $325

March 24-25   Marla Apt Intro Syllabi   $265

August 3-5   Gloria Goldberg Int Jr Syllabus   $350

Oct 8-12   Marla Apt Teaching Skills   $325

Oct 13-14   Marla Apt Intro Syllabi   $265

Nov 10-11    Diane/Cindy Anatomy and Modifications   $265

All Modules Purchased Separately   $1,780

Register online for Continuing Education modules and series


Sept 7-9   Gloria/ Marla Menstrual Course, Part II    $225*
*
Limited to CIYT’s, and those who completed the Menstrual Course, Part I in 2017


Scholarships

For the limited number of available scholarships and (scholarship) applications please email Diane Gysbers: diane.gysbers@gmail.com