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 or download 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


Menstrual WorkshopModule 4:
Menstrual Course, Part II: Reproductive System Pathologies with Gloria Goldberg and Marla Apt

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

Marla AptModule 5:
Teaching Skills, Part II with Marla Apt

Five Day Intensive Workshop

October 8-12

This 5-day Teaching Skills module will address the skills required to teach asanas on the Introductory and Intermediate Junior level syllabi. Examples of teaching skills covered are demonstration effectiveness, clarity of instruction, sequencing, observation, correction (including hands-on adjustments), pacing and class control.

Mon-Fri is a cumulative course
All levels welcome, including non-teachers
Minimum three years of Iyengar Yoga experience

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

Module 6:
Syllabi Study with Marla Apt

October 13 and 14

with Marla Apt

All levels welcome, including non-teachers
Minimum three years Iyengar Yoga experience
Must sign up for both days

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

The syllabus study module will focus on the progression of learning from the Introductory syllabus asanas and their stages up to the Intermediate Jr. II syllabus asanas.

Register online

Diane GysbersModule 7:
Structure & Function of the Musculoskeletal System/Supported Organs and
Asana Modifications
with Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee

Nov 10 and 11

with Diane Gysbers and Cindy Lee

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

Register online


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:

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


For the limited number of available scholarships and (scholarship) applications please email Diane Gysbers: