The 3-year Teachers Basic (Base II) Training Programme in Iyengar® Yoga is taught by teachers who have reached at least the grade Junior III and Senior. It is officially certified by the BIYAB (BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Belgium).
Presently, Willy Bok (Brussels) and Ann Brosens (Antwerpen) are the official teachers Trainers in Belgium.
The two-year-long Teachers Training Programme consists of, for each year, 8 weekends, one intensive week, an informal assessment the first year and a formal assessment at the end of the second year.
Prerequisites :3 years minimum of continuous and regular (2 to 3 times per week) practice of Iyengar yoga with a Iyengar certified teacher. The training cycle consists of a mandatory one-year pre training and two years proper training.
The content of the Pre-Training year may vary depending upon the Trainer but consists of at least 6 intensive teaching and practice days ending in an assessment to gauge the candidate’s ability to proceed. Daily practice at home and regular attendance to the courses is mandatory.
The Teachers Training Programme is demanding and requires time and perseverance: it covers anatomy, physiology, Indian civilization and philosophy, pedagogical skills (or the art to teach), and contributes to enhancing personal practice.
An assessment in front of a jury, constituted by Junior & Senior teachers from Belgium and /or abroad and validated by the BIYAB Certification Committee, concludes the last year.
The diploma is certified by the RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India) and agreed by the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Belgium -BIYAB. The teachers wishing to use the name Iyengar now deposited as a Trademark rent annually its use from the BIYAB under the Certification Mark Agreement.