Yoga Instructor

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Become a Certified Yoga Instructor

Want to take your Iyengar yoga practice to the next level and help others to discover its many health and wellness benefits? Luna Yoga offers fully accredited yoga instructor training that can lead you into a new career as a certified yoga instructor. This intensive training program is taken over two years; it complies with the training standards set by the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia and has been developed to successfully prepare you for the Iyengar Yoga Certification Assessment.

The course is split into three key learning modules:

  • The development of your personal yoga practice
  • Studying the elements of teaching and instruction
  • Yoga philosophy

Please refer to the Teacher Training Program for a more detailed course outline.

Prerequisites for Participation in Yoga Instructor Training

As a certified yoga instructor, you will be required to draw upon your confidence and experience in order to teach. This is why the three learning areas are so crucial; particularly the development of your own yoga practice.

In order to be eligible and successfully participate in our yoga instructor training program, the student will need to demonstrate a genuine love for yoga and must have been practising Iyengar yoga for a minimum of three (3) years. All students will be required to become members of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia as well. If you wish to discuss the requirements for eligibility in the certified yoga instructor course any further, do not hesitate to email course director Vivienne O’Brien.

Introductory Certified Yoga Instructor Assessment

Before a student can become a certified yoga instructor, they are required to successfully complete the Introductory Certification Assessment. This involves:

  • Endorsement from their training teacher
  • Completion of a minimum of 300 hours of teacher training with their training teacher
  • Completion of 100 hours of assisting and practical training under the supervision of their training teacher

(The following requirements will incur additional fees)

  • Successful completion of a course on anatomy and physiology (36 hours)
  • Present a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Present professional liability insurance certificates

Yoga Instructor Training Certification Levels

Once you have successfully completed introductory yoga instructor training and have become a certified yoga instructor, you have the opportunity to rise up the ranks of certification levels, giving you a clear career pathway. The levels of certification are as follows:

  • Introductory
  • Intermediate Junior (Levels I, II and III)
  • Intermediate Senior (Levels I, II and III)
  • Advanced Junior (Levels I, II and III)
  • Advanced Senior (Levels I, II and III)

Each of the four levels beyond introductory require further training and demonstrate an increased understanding and commitment to the practise of Iyengar yoga.