Teacher training INTRODUCTORY
This training will consist of the theory and practice of teaching basic asanas and pranayamas of B.K.S. Iyengar
in this case all the asanas on the list of the syllabus of Geeta Iyengar “Preliminary Course”, available in French and in English.
It will include 400 hours of teaching minimum spread over a little more than three years.
the purpose of this training is:
- to acquire a personal discipline and to be able to practice regularly independently;
- to gain a good understanding of the postures, their sequence and the link between them;
- to acquire a good presentation and a correct sense of alignment;
- to acquire a basic knowledge of practical anatomy and physiology, in relation to the postures;
- learn the use of media in a proper way;
- to acquire a basic knowledge of yoga philosophy: yoga sutras, bhagavat gita, hatha yoga pradipika, upanishads in relation to practice.
the purpose of this training is:
- to be able to teach a course to beginners
- to be able to teach beginners, by learning the:
- demonstration principles
- principles of instruction
- observation principles
- correction principles
- to understand the relationship between practice and teaching
- to learn to state clear and precise instructions
- to demonstrate skill and attention in observing students in class
- to get some control and some insurance in a course
- learn to correct students with explanations and adjustments
- to learn the sequence of postures and to be able to teach Sirsana and Sarvangasana and to be able to assist the students in these asanas.
EACH PARTICIPANT MUST GET
- the basic material for practice
- the books of BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar
- other books or teaching materials will be advised later
Interventions by external teachers on specific topics will be proposed and written work will be requested from the participants.
It is recommended that applicants practice at home daily as much as possible. They will have to take at least one to three classes a week very regularly.
In the second year, they will have to assist a certified teacher in a course, once a week (these last recommendations are recommended, according to the geographical possibilities) and they will have to be members of A.F.Y.I. , the French Yoga Association Iyengar.
There will be 8 weekends and 6 days per year for the first year of pre-training as well as for the next two years of training, which will be validated by an examination organized by A.F.Y.I.
The 2017-2020 training begins in the fall of 2017
NOTE: According to Pune’s updated guidelines as of December 10, 2017, all Iyengar Yoga training courses worldwide will be completed in 2020.
The new provisions to prepare future teachers will now be in the form of a local learning with the teacher, so this will be the last training scheduled for that date.
23 and 24 SEPTEMBER 2017
13 and 14 JANNUARY 2018
10 and 11 FEBRUARY 2018
24 and 25 MARCH 2018
12 and 13 MAY 2018
2 and 3 JUNE 2018
6-day internship in Chaloux, Alpes de Haute Provence from August 26th to September 1st 2018
2017 participation (incl. VAT included)
1280 € the six week-end of the first year and the 6-day internship in August.
The training will take place in Marseille, Iyengar Yoga Center, 19 place Sébastopol 13004 and a week in residential in the Alps.
The first year is a “preparation” for this training that other people can not undertake over three full years can undertake.
The examinations granting the certificate of Base 2 by A.F.Y.I. will take place in Autumn 2020. This will be the last possible training as such.
Second Year (2018-2019)
October 5/6 2019
Participation 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 (including T.T.A.)
1440 € for the next two years. (Eight weekends)
Summer internship of one week is not included (390 €)
Annual registration at the AFYI mandatory after the first year.
The first year must be completed and a commitment must be made following this first year for the two consecutive years.
It is essential not to miss a single weekend. For special and exceptional reasons, consequent illness or unplanned transport strike, only one session may be missed