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Certification of Teachers in Iyengar Yoga

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT) are educated in the yoga method set forth by B.K.S. Iyengar. They have passed a thorough standardized assessment and maintain ongoing education, practice, and commitment to the Iyengar method.

To be granted a certification credential, teachers must pass an assessment of standards in three categories: a demonstrated practice of asanas, a written exam, and demonstrated teaching skills.

The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) conducts all assessments for Iyengar Yoga teachers in the United States. B.K.S. Iyengar developed all the essential requirements for certification and rules governing certification. The Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India, periodically updates these requirements and rules. IYNAUS is responsible for the administrative aspects of the Assessment Process in the United States. RIMYI in India provides certificates of assessment.

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