Program Requirements

  • You must have a clear commitment to the Iyengar method.
  • You must have two years of study in the Iyengar method and have been taking a weekly class with an Iyengar teacher these two years (exceptions to the weekly class requirement will be made for those who don’t have regular access to an Iyengar teacher).
  • Patricia recommends you have a daily practice that includes inversions (sirsasana, sarvangasana, halasana, setu bandha sarvangasana). We also recommend that you study and learn the complete names of all basic poses in both Sanskrit and English.


While you are in the Teacher Training Program and for this year preceding it, you are strongly encouraged to immerse yourself in the Iyengar method and to study only with Iyengar teachers (exceptions include meditation retreats and anatomy classes).

We recommend that you buy and study these following references:

  • Yoga in Action:  Preliminary Course, by Geeta Iyengar
  • Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar
  • Yoga: A Gem for Women, by Geeta Iyengar
  • Light on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, by BKS Iyengar

All four texts are available for purchase from the IYNAUS store