Mentoring Program

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Beginning in 2020, The Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Berlin is pleased to offer Mentorship for those interested to become Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers.

The way teachers in the Iyengar system are trained worldwide has changed at the request of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Insitute in Pune. From now on there will be mentorship training schemes offered in Germany in addition to the former teacher training programs. Prospective teachers will follow and assist a Mentor/Teacher (certified at the Junior Intermediate Level 2 or above) over a minimum three year period. Before beginning this training, students are required to have studied Iyengar Yoga consistently for a minimum of three years prior to the start of the mentorship studies.

Over the course of the studies, Trainees are required to attend general classes with their Mentor(s) at least twice per week and over time, assist their teachers in beginner classes. In addition, Trainees will have the option to attend regular workshops and learn teaching skills and specialized subjects like anatomy and philosophy. Mentors and Trainee will work closely together to develop a learning and deep study program suitable to each student. At the end of the three year program, Mentors and Trainees will assess when is appropriate time for the Introductory teaching exam.

Application to the Mentorship program at IYZB is to Elizabeth Brass and Katrin Voigt: