Mentorship Program – Starting January 2020

The process towards assessment and certification in Iyengar yoga, starts with a passion and love for the method, which may then progress towards a teaching certificate.

Establishing a commitment to regular practice, encourages a sense of positive change and personal growth.  However, whilst going deeper into the subject doesn’t have to involve certification, for those keen to become part of the Iyengar lineage, it is a journey which naturally combines a firm spiritual, philosophical and practical base.

Our mentoring program encourages students to take the subject of yoga in to their daily life.  To explore the benefits of self-study and be guided as an apprentice in all aspects of teaching, observation and demonstration.

You will need a clear commitment to Iyengar yoga combined with steady and regular home practice, followed by:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ study with a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher.
  • Attending weekly classes; one to be at an intermediate level and one class at the level at which you will be assessed, either as a student or assistant.
  • Attending deeper study days and intensives
  • Participation in organised practice groups (based at the centre).
  • A commitment of a minimum of 3 years as a mentoree.

Students working towards the introductory teaching certification

are required to have been practising Iyengar Yoga regularly for a minimum of 6 years, before applying for assessment. Candidates should not only have achieved a high standard in his/her personal practice of the Introductory poses, but also have a general awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar yoga and its philosophy.

Encouragement and advice, regarding assessment applications, relies on a close relationship between the mentor and mentoree. However, the dedication of the practitioner is critical for the awareness and understanding of yoga.  Be prepared for a wonderful journey.

As part of the Mentorship program the weekends below are advised as on going enrichment program.


Introducing My Yoga Tutor

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I limped in to my first yoga class with Lin a week after my 60th birthday. I was very stiff and suffering fairly constant hip and knee pain and so feared that it was all downhill from here. I hoped yoga would help stop the rot, but I never imagined it would make such a difference.

At first I worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up as I was a good deal older than most of the students. However, I soon realized that Lin adapted each pose to the ability of the student. She has an uncanny ability to see when you are struggling and need help – or indeed when to push you if you are not actually realizing your potential.

Now, 6 years on, I am stronger and more supple than I have ever been and the slimmest I have been in over a decade – all while making new friends and having fun!

Donna Welch

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