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.

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 two modules on the Introductory syllabi taught by Marla Apt; one module on the Intermediate Junior 1 syllabus taught by Gloria Goldberg; 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

2018 Dates

March 19-23
Teaching Skills 

with Marla Apt

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

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

March 24 and 25
Introductory Syllabus

with Marla Apt

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

Note: Must sign-up for both sessions.
All levels welcome, including non-teachers

Gloria GoldbergAug 3, 4 and 5
Intermediate Junior I Syllabus

with Gloria Goldberg

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

Note: Must be CIYT, or have completed Module 1 above, or have 4 or more years regular Iyengar Yoga practice.

October 8-12
Teaching Skills

with Marla Apt

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

October 13 and 14
Introductory Syllabus

with Marla Apt

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

Note: Prerequisite to enroll: March session on Intro I syllabus

Diane GysbersNov 10 and 11
Structure & Function of the Musculoskeletal System/Supported Organs

Asana Modifications

with Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee

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

Menstrual WorkshopSept 7, 8 and 9
Pathologies of the Reproductive System
, Part II of Menstrual Course

(for those who completed the Menstrual Course Part I and all Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers)

with Gloria Goldberg and Marla Apt

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


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

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.

For the limited number of available scholarships and applications  please contact Diane Gysbers ( *Limited to CIYT’s and those who completed Mentrual Course, Part I in 2017.

Private continuing education sessions are not available at this time.