When choosing a Yoga Teacher Training:
- Verify the qualifications of the institution & the yoga teacher faculty. What Senior yoga teacher’s did each faculty member apprentice / study with etc.? And are their Senior Teacher’s reputable?
- Check the reviews /feedback of individuals whom have completed the particular yoga teacher training.
- Check the value of the yoga institution’s certification. Is the certification recognized throughout the world or just within a particular city or region? Will the yoga certification open doors?
- Compare each Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum. Is the training a 200 hour, 500 hour or 24 hour certification? What does the yoga training cover?
Iyengar Yoga Institute Of San Francisco | 2yr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
- Asana I – Yoga theory and practice of basic asana. – 36 Hours
- Asana II - Yoga theory and practice of intermediate asana. – 36 hours
- Asana III – Review and further intensive work on the Asana I and II poses – 27 hours
- Asana IV Theory and practice of more advanced asanas for the personal practice of the serious yoga student and yoga teacher – 27 hours
- Teaching I – Practice yoga teaching techniques, visual and verbal skills.- 36 hours
- Teaching II – Study ethics, student / yoga teacher relationship, practice teaching Asana I poses more intensively, and focus on the theory and practice of physical adjustments and the use of props. – 36 hours
- Teaching III – Teaching Asana I poses and key poses from Asana II, using the list of poses from the Introductory Certification Assessment. – 27 hours
- Yoga Apprenticeship – The student is required to complete 50 hours of apprenticeship with an Iyengar teacher certified at the Junior Intermediate I Level or above. – 50 hours
- Student Teaching - The student must set up his/her own yoga class / yoga studio, and teach for at least 40 hours, with a minimum of four yoga students in each yoga class. – 40 hours
- Introduction to Pranayama – Exercises to increase awareness of the breathing process preparatory to practicing pranayama. - 18 hours
- Pranayama I – Discussion and practice of body alignment and breath flow. – 18 hours
- Pranayama II – Further study of pranayama for the serious yoga student. – 18 hours
- Yoga Sutras – A study of classical yoga philosophy based upon a reading of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. – 18 hours
- Bhagavad Gita – The Gita, as a practical handbook for yoga, will be studied and related to daily life – 18 hours
- Anatomy I – The study of the skeletal, muscular and soft tissue structure of the vertebral column, pelvis and lower extremities – 18 hours
- Anatomy II – The study of the bones, muscles and soft tissue structure of the chest cavity, shoulder girdle and upper extremities. – 18 hours
- Physiology – How the body systems function, with some consideration of specific physiological mechanisms activated or affected by yoga practice. – 27 hours
Graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute, Tony Eason
“A Graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, Tony Eason has been a student of Yoga for eighteen years. As a road cyclist, Tony came to yoga for the benefits of stretching.
Through Iyengar yoga classes, he teaches students to pay attention to the alignment of their bodies; to become aware of the breath; and to control the mind.
Presently, Tony teaches yoga classes and seminars at James Howell Studio, Club One, and the Yoga Tree San Francisco.
Newbies, marathon runners, coach potatoes, seasoned yoga students, cyclist and everyone else [including your next door neighbor], are encouraged to attend his classes.”