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Iyengar Teacher Training



priprava na Iyengar® Yoga certifikacijo (cca 800 učnih enot)

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Preparation for Iyengar® Yoga Certification (800+ “Credit-Hours”)


It is possible to attend single Iyengar weekend workshops also. See below for dates and prices.

You can joing the teachers' training anytime.


Course Description


Defining the Iyengar® method

Program Objectives

Dates, Times and Credit-Hours

Required Texts




More info

Certified teachers in SLO


Course Description

The course is an intensive Teacher Training program designed to impart and refine the basic skills necessary to become a certified introductory level teacher in the Iyengar® Yoga method. It covers the basic and progressive study of asana, pranayama, anatomy, yoga philosophy and teaching skills.

The course content is balanced between direct teaching, student teaching, guided practice, and theory. Emphasis is placed on experiencing the validity of what is taught in class instead of memorizing mere words. Guided practice and peer work help develop the students' understanding, knowledge, confidence, and ability further.

Home assignments include reading, writing and practice logs. We review and correct your logs to help you practice more effectively. As your practice deepens and improves, your foundation for teaching broadens.

Trainees are encouraged to meet weekly with one another to reinforce the lessons learned.

This is the most comprehensive hatha yoga teacher training available in Slovenia and neighbouring countries (Austria, Croatia, etc.). It is a preparation for Iyengar® Yoga certification which is recognized world-wide. In many EU countries this is considered as a job training.


Five basic areas of training:

ASANA & PRANAYAMA: You will study and teach the 64 asanas and 3 pranayamas as outlined in the Teacher In Training & Introductory Syllabi in the Iyengar® Yoga Certification Manual.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: We will introduce you to basic human anatomy and physiology. In particular, you will study the ways in which asana and pranayama affect the systems of the human body.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: You will study and practice essential techniques of teaching group classes. A few examples are: how to setup a class, effective demonstrations, learning to "see," pacing, sequencing, linking, and much more.

PHILOSOPHY: You will read from yoga texts such as Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Bhagavad Gita. We will emphasize the integration of these principles into your practice and teaching.

WORKING WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS: Common ailments and conditions typically seen in a yoga class will be covered. Areas include: Low back, neck, knees, shoulders, wrists, high and low blood pressure, headaches and menstruation.


Defining the Iyengar® method

Iyengar® Yoga is a complete approach to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation, bringing physical health and vitality, mental clarity, wisdom, and emotional serenity.

Iyengar® Yoga uses the physical reality of the body to know our minds and the deepest parts of ourselves as human beings.  The infinite perfectibility of the postures or asanas provides a pathway into the development of our intelligence and our ability to concentrate and sustain focus.  This intelligent practice develops our ability to grow and to separate what is worthwhile and productive from what to leave behind.

The method offers:  

  • A safe and systematic progression of yoga postures to develop each student’s ability and skill, both within each class and from class to class
  • Sequencing that develops strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration, and body alignment
  • Highly developed teaching methodology
    • Precise use of language
    • Demonstration and teaching of specific points to develop understanding and intelligent action
    • Individual correction and adjustment of students, when necessary
  • Integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana
  • Relevance of practice and incorporation into daily life
  • Ways to deal with various ailments and stress through Yoga
  • Use of props, such as blankets, blocks, and straps, to facilitate learning and adjust yoga postures to individual needs

The method is named after B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) from Pune, India, who reigns as one of the most influential yogis of this time. In his 90's, he was still teaching thousands of students from all over the world, encouraging them to penetrate deeper into the experience of each pose. This is the trademark of Iyengar® Yoga - an intense focus on the subtleties of each posture.

Iyengar® Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga, focuses initially on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well being. Iyengar® Yoga is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well being. It is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration and meditation .

Iyengar pioneered the use of "props" such as cushions, benches, blocks, straps etc. which function as aids allowing beginners to experience asanas more easily and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. Props also allow tired or ill students to enjoy the benefits of many asanas via fully "supported" methods requiring less muscular effort.

Standing poses are emphasized in Iyengar® Yoga. They build strong legs, increase general vitality, and improve circulation, coordination and balance, ensuring a strong foundation for study of more advanced poses. Unlike more experiential approaches where students are encouraged to independently "find their way" to the asanas by imitating the teacher, an Iyengar® Yoga class is highly verbal and precise, with misalignments and errors actively corrected. Iyengar® has trained thousands of teachers, who complete 2-5 years of rigorous training for the introductory level of certification (higher-level certification may take a decade or more).

Mr. Iyengar has also developed extensively ways of applying his practice to various ailments, diseases, and disorders.


Program Objectives

  • Communicate your knowledge effectively
  • Instruct clearly and succinctly
  • Give directions in appropriate order
  • Sharpen perceptions by observation
  • Understand sequencing
  • Practice teaching
  • Learn how to adjust
  • Evaluate yourself as a teacher
  • Examine teacher-student relationships and responsibilities

In general it’s assumed that the participants can practice at least 1 hour per day and attend a class at least once a week.





Učiteljski tečaj poteka nepretrgoma. Z njim lahko začnete kadarkoli.
You can join the training anytime.
Nujne so predhodne izkušnje z Iyengar jogo.
Some experience in Iyengar yoga is required to attend our workshops.


2017 Weekends in Ljubljana:




  8.-10.12.2017 Erika + Kevin Mixed Intro and Intermediate practice
  9.-11.2.2018 Erika Mixed Intro and Intermediate practice and maybe teaching
  9.-11.3.2018 Erika Mixed Intro and Intermediate practice and maybe teaching
  6.-8.4.2018 Erika Mixed Intro and Intermediate practice and teaching
  4.-6.5.2018 Erika + Kevin Mixed Intro and Intermediate practice and maybe teaching
  15.-17.6.2018 David Meloni Intermediate practice
  14.-15.7.2018 Michael Forbes Intermediate practice
  29.8.-2.9.2018 Laurie Blakeney Summer Intensive (5 days)


Timings, Pricing and Location

Weekends in Ljubljana:

Price per weekend (Ljubljana): 120 EUR or 40 EUR/3h

Summer-Intensive schedule and prices here.

Location: Ul. Jožeta Jame 12, 1210 Ljubljana


Credit-Hours per year (Credit-Hour = 45 Minutes)

2 Year Iyengar® Yoga Teacher Training in Ljubljana,
Yearly overview for new students

Suggested requirement before beginning of the training: 2 Years of weekly Iyengar® Yoga classes. (approx. 75 x 90 Minutes total)

Required during the training: continued weekly Iyengar® Yoga classes.
(approx.  38 per year)

per Year

Teacher training Credits per year:


Weekends in Ljubljana with Teacher-Trainers,
20 Credits per weekend

200 Cr


240 Cr

Including Preparation of one pose for teaching and a short report (5 Minutes) in Anatomy or Philosophy


Summer-Intensive in Slovenia (5 days)

40 Cr

Homework, documentation required:


Peer sessions, 5 Cr

50 Cr



Portfolios of 6 Asanas: photos with analysis, 10 Cr

20 Cr


Classes assisting an Iyengar® Yoga Teacher, 2 Cr

50 Cr


Classes of supervised teaching, 4 Cr

52 Cr

172 Cr


412 Cr

For missed sessions or impossibility of coming to Munich or Budapest: make-up-workshops in the following year.


Required Texts

Preliminary Course and Teachers Guidelines, by Geeta Iyengar
Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar



The course includes a Midterm-Exam during the first Summer-Intensive and a Final-Exam during the second Sommer-Intensive.

For those beginning with enough Iyengar® Yoga background and fulfilling the attendance and homework requirements, the 2-year-course would end with passing the final exam and recommendation to take the assessment for the Introductory I Certificate (offered by a national Iyengar® Yoga Associaton, for example of Germany). After one further year the candidate could take the assessment for the Introductory II Certificate and then be fully certified. Details here to be discussed on the first weekend.




Senior Int. II, (Munich) has been practicing Yoga since 1972. He did his teacher training in Iyengar® Yoga in San Francisco and has been to Pune to practice with the Iyengars there almost yearly since 1986. He’s been training teachers since 1988 and has his own studio in Munich since 1991 which he now runs with his wife Margareta Eckl. He is a founding member of the Iyengar® Yoga Association in Germany (1994) and is presently on its Certification Committee. His early training was in music, choreography and natural foods.

Senior Int. I, (New York City, Budapest) has been practicing yoga for 40 years and teaching Iyengar yoga since 1982. He has co-founded Iyengar-Yoga-Institute of Manhattan and has worked and practiced together with the most experienced Iyengar yoga teachers of USA, like Mary Dunn. He also has a deep knowledge of kung fu and other martial arts. Kevin strives to guide, support, encourage, and challenge students toward an intelligent, rich, and authentic yoga experience—in all its vastness. His teaching is highly detailed and textured, seamlessly incorporating many components of yoga philosophy while continuously challenging students to gain greater sensitivity and awareness in each asana. Kevin describes his teaching as energetic, inspiring, and dynamic. He advises new students: “The subject is vast, so don't go too fast. Slow and steady lasts. “Iyengar Yoga is practical, intelligent and progressive,” he says. “This practice always leaves me wanting to go deeper, to return to the perspective of looking inside.”He lives and works now in his yoga center in Budapest.

Senior Int. I, (Munich) has been practicing Yoga since 1972. She’s been teaching yoga since 1995 and since 1997 she’s been co-running the Munich Iyengar® yoga studio together with Michael Forbes. She was certified through BKS Iyengar.

Senior Int. I, (Budapest) (more)

Jun. Advanced I, (Ann Arbor, USA) (more1, more2)

Laurie Blakeney is one of the most engaging and knowledgeable teachers of Iyengar Yoga in the USA. She holds an Advanced Level certification granted to her directly from BKS Iyengar. She also has a degree in comparative religion and brings an appreciation of the spiritual to her classes.  Laurie’s teaching is exacting as well as subtle. She strives to find the grace and artistry in the method and how our yoga can positively enhance all we do in life.  Laurie began her Iyengar yoga studies in 1971 and has studied at RIMYI Pune India annually since 1983 and shares her extensive training enthusiastically.

Laurie has served USA national Iyengar Yoga community by being on the IYNAUS Board, chair of the Certification Committee, Curriculum co-chair of 4 national conventions among other committee service.  She currently is the Board President of the Iyengar yoga association of MidWest.

(New York) (more)

Various guest teachers in Munich and Budapest also.

This course was approved by B.K.S. Iyengar (more).


More info & registration

For more in formation please call: 041 356 432 (Robert) or write to:

Teaching language: English


Certified Iyengar yoga® teachers in Slovenia

Officially certifed Iyengar yoga® teachers from a teacher training held at City yoga so far:

(in alphabetical order)

Božič Križaj Urška (LJ)
Bratec Zdenka (MB)
Briede Novak Sarmite (LJ)
Burkeljca Eva (KR)
Frim Alenka (Cerknica)
Jazbec Aleš (LJ)
Jelovčan Igor (KR)
Koren Goran (KP)
Križaj Robert (LJ, KR)
Lamberger Janja (LJ)
Makivić Irena (LJ)
Ogrizek Petra (KR)
Potočnik Miha (LJ)
Prebil Šmigoc Karla (LJ)
Selić Gordana (LJ)
Selić Maruša (LJ)
Suchy Kristina (Radovljica)
Šintler Natalija (NM)
Vrbavac Marina (LJ, KR)


Last change: Mar 24, 2016