The Yoga Teachers Association in Israel will grant recognition to the Yoga Teacher Training Course for those who meet the criteria listed below and will be approved by the Pedagogical Committee of IYTA.
The teachers will be asked to confirm their consent to meet the above requirements in order to continue receiving the organization’s recognition. The organization will maintain continuous contact with the approved school administration and in exceptional cases may remove its approval if the school does not meet the conditions.
Admission requirements for the Teachers’ course:
Initial yoga training – minimum two years of yoga practice in a studio with a yoga teacher.
Age: over 21
Who will be authorized to train teachers
Application for recognition
An applicant wishing to open a Yoga teacher training course will present his or her candidacy in writing to the Executive Committee of the organization through the director or the organizational secretary. The applicant will send a request letter and attach:
The Executive Council shall forward the application to the Pedagogic Committee for examination of its compliance with the above criteria.
If the content is found to match the threshold of the criteria, the candidate will be invited to meet with the Pedagogic Committee for discussion and to get acquainted. If the candidate is found suitable for the management of a yoga teacher training course, the Pedagogic Committee will recommend to the executive committee to approve the candidate as a qualified teacher for training yoga teachers.
If the applicant submits a program that does not meet the requirements of the pedagogical committee, the applicant will receive recommendations for changing the program and will resubmit.
The course program should include:
– Course Objective
– Admission requirements
– The student’s obligations and the course requirements for certification
– The subjects accompanied by a detailed syllabus with the first and second year curriculum
– The method of learning – Course content
Details of the contents and hours required are detailed in the table below:
|Number of study hours||Details||Subjects|
|70 hours||The History of YogaReading and contemplating texts of selected topics in the philosophy of yoga (Sontra Yoga of Pantjali, Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Paradipica)||Philosophy and History of Yoga|
|60 hours||Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology|
|240 hours||pedagogy and training Asana, Mudras, and Bandahas||Asana including practice|
|40 hours||Concentration and observation|
|2 hours||Professional ethics, a teacher’s charter, the role of a yoga teacher in a student’s life, boundaries||Ethics|
|28 hours||View and Practice Teaching / Internship|
|4 assignments per year||Submission of written work Test – The student will be tested on the ability to teach yoga to a group of students.|
|500||Total hours of study|
Course Attendance – Students are required to attend 80% of the theoretical and practical lessons.
A student who is absent for more than 20 percent of all theoretical and practical study hours will not be allowed to take the exam.