Teacher Training Program

This program is based on the apprenticeship model and requirements designed by B.K.S. Iyengar and in conjunction with the Iyengar Association of Canada national certification process. Applicants must be 25 years-of-age or older, and have three years experience in level 2/3 classes and workshops with a recognized certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.

YCT’s Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program is an extensive three-year training program based on an apprenticeship model. Throughout the course of the program, student teachers will delve deeply into their personal practice and learn to draw from that experience to inform their teaching. In addition to specific teacher training sessions, student teachers will also spend time apprenticing with one of the certified teachers from the Teacher Training Team. As an apprentice, they will have the opportunity to both observe and eventually teach in that class.

Student teachers will also spend significant time apprenticing in one of YCT’s many therapeutic classes, under the guidance of a Senior Teacher. These classes provide a unique and valuable learning opportunity. Between attending asana classes, apprenticing in classes, attending teacher training sessions, monthly workshops, home practice, and written assignments, participation in the Teacher Training Program generally requires a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Applications for the program are accepted in July each year. There are a limited number of spaces available

Yoga Centre Toronto, Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program, is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities..