This is first and major level of training to be an Iyengar Yoga Teacher. The course is designed to teach students how to teach Iyengar yoga it is not an introduction to Iyengar yoga.
To be eligible to join a teacher training course a student must have completed at least three years of regular study with an Iyengar yoga teacher who is a member of IYA(UK). A letter of recommendation from the regular teacher is required to be accepted on the course. See the IYA(UK) website for other details.
The training takes place monthly Saturday workshops in Archway, North London. The course takes two years sometimes students take three in order to fully get on top of this level and some join in with a preparatory year. The course prepares students for teaching assessments each year.
The qualification is for the internationally recognised Iyengar Yoga Teaching Certificate (Introductory Level) the first of four levels of certification. (Alaric also teaches the next level of qualification called Junior Intermediate.)
The course emphasises experiential learning and concentrates on positive and constructive peer input, including a web based notice board.
During the 190 hours of workshop time students receive extensive teaching practice as well as detailed work on their asana. Course work assignments cover yoga philosophy and anatomy.
In addition to workshop attendance, trainees are required to maintain a home practice, practice teaching with fellow trainees and regularly attend appropriate yoga classes.
Alaric trained as a language teacher and a group facilitator and had extensive teaching experience before starting teaching yoga.
If you are interested then contact Alaric directly with information about your self and any questions about the course.