As an alternative to completing the application online, you can also download the relevant form from here - complete the form and email or post it back to us when you have finished.
Welcome to the IYN online registration for Yoga Schools. As part of this application, you will be asked to upload some or all of the supporting documents listed below. Before continuing with your application, please check that you have the relevant documents. We accept the following file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpeg, .png and .odt.Required documents:
Raison d’être for the Yoga Register:
For Yoga to be effective it must be taught safely. Its teaching and practice rest upon the Yogic principle of ahimsa. The practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and meditation must be based upon an approach that doesn't invite physical and/or psychological injury. The register requires that students are observed teaching by a competent tutor from their school or an examiner appointed by their school and assessed for the safety of their teaching. With reference to your curriculum, teaching materials and any other documentation:Please show how the principle of ahimsa is imparted to your students and becomes central to both their teaching and practice. How is this assessed? Inicated how your school discharges its duty of care towards its students in accordance with ahimsa. Please add any further comments which you feel may clarify your training with respect to the requirement for your students to practice and teach safely.
The IYN Yoga Register requires a registered teacher to have those specific practical skills necessary for teaching Yoga. We recognise that different Yoga styles have teaching requirements peculiar to themselves. We require evidence that, in keeping with satya, a Yoga Teacher Training School ascertains that its students have gained the practical skills needed to teach its approach to Yoga and that those practical skills are rooted in the individual's Yoga practice and in the reflective practice of teaching itself.With reference to your curriculum, teaching materials and any other documentation:Please show how your students come to master the teaching method of your school. What is the rationale and how are the students assessed? Please add any further comments which you feel may clarify your training - with respect to the practical skills your course requires its students to have mastered. (e.g. You might offer workshops in adjusting asanas).
The IYN Yoga Register requires that the registered teacher works from a foundation of sound knowledge. Teachers must be well versed in those Yoga traditions which are relevant to the style of Yoga they teach. Relevant, pragmatic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology and philosophy is required. We recognise that different Yoga styles will emphasise these according to the requirements of their particular approach. Theoretical knowledge must be grounded in the teacher's practice and experience in order to fulfil the principle of satya. Teachers need to be grounded in self-knowledge gained through self-study (svadhyaya) and to be continually reflective in both personal practice and teaching. With reference to your curriculum, teaching materials and other documentation:Please show how your students come to master the knowledge-base utilised by your style. How is this related to the student's practice and acquisition of self-knowledge, and how is the student assessed in this respect? Please add any further comments that you feel may clarify your training with respect to the knowledge your course requires its students to have mastered (e.g. you might offer a series of discussions on the Yoga Sutras and assess your students on the basis of an essay).
The Register takes the view that practice on the part of the teacher is at the heart of any teaching of integrity. In keeping with the Yogic principles of satya and ahimsa, teachers much teach what they honestly know through their own practice. Practice should also be the basis of the practical skills a teacher has come to possess. The teacher's knowledge should also be grounded in the experience gained through diligent practice, rather than only in theoretical studies. With reference to your curriculum, teaching materials and any other relevant documentation:Indicate how your students establish the safety, practical skills and knowledge-base of their teaching in their own diligent practice. Show how this is assessed. Indicate how, and to what extent, you supervise your students' practice through face-to-face instruction in the techniques of your approach to Yoga. Please add any further comments which you feel may clarify your training with respect to your requirements for personal practice on the part of your students.
Please supply what you can of the following:
(At least one of the main tutors needs to be registered as a teacher with the IYN/YR.)
Please note that at least one of the main tutors needs to be registered as a teacher with the IYN/YR and must have at least ten years solid teaching experience.
If you would like to be listed on the IYN website, please supply up to three images:
Please supply in jpeg. format - no larger than 1MB
The information I have provided is true. I agree to uphold the standards of the IYN Yoga Register and teach safely, responsibly and in a manner which enhances the reputation of the Register and Yoga in general. I understand that my registration is dependent on my carrying current, adequate insurance cover.I understand that breach of this agreement will result in withdrawal of registration. I agree that clicking the box below counts as my signature.
(You may like to include a brief history of your school, its philosophy and approach and the types of courses on offer.)
Please note: we do include brands of Yoga as specialisms.
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