What is the Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark?


 Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark


The Certification Mark is the international trademark introduced by BKS Iyengar for all his teachers to use.


It is a silhouette of BKS Iyengar in the pose called Natarajasana against the triangular image of BKS Iyengar’s institute building in Pune, India. Also the name IYENGAR® is trademarked in the UK.


The Certification Mark was introduced to protect the Iyengar method and to help the public identify a teacher who holds an approved Iyengar Yoga Teaching Certificate. They will know that the teacher has been rigorously trained to standards set by BKS Iyengar to teach safely and look after the individual needs of students.Teachers must continue to develop their knowledge and skills after they qualify to be able to hold a valid Certification Mark. Some yoga teachers claim to be Iyengar teachers or use the Iyengar name to describe the method they teach even though they are not genuine.


You can check that I hold an Iyengar Yoga Teaching Certificate and current Certification Mark as in the UK all Iyengar teachers who are genuine are listed on the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) website www.iyengaryoga.org.uk. The purpose of yoga is to achieve a balanced, refreshed, and peaceful mental and physical state of being.


Through a unique combination of technical precision, the use of specific sequences of postures, by working in the postures for a particular length of time, and with the help of equipment called “props” to assist the student if necessary, the Iyengar method enables the student to improve mental and physical well-being