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Before being admitted to the teacher training course/program, a candidate should not only have achieved a high standard in his/her personal practice of the Introductory asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtleties of Iyengar Yoga and its philosophy.

To qualify for the program:
• you need to have followed a minimum of 3 years of regular lessons with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher
• you are/become a member of the Iyengar Yoga Association Netherlands (IYVN);
• you are dedicated to Iyengar yoga;
• head and shoulder stand are part of your practice;
• you are not pregnant.

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The following obligatory items can be done at Yoga Maastricht or elsewhere
• following one or more yoga classes (with asanas and pranayama) per week with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher;
• assisting in yoga classes with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher;
• teaching beginners, under the supervision of a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

The following items must be done at home:
• theoretical study of asanas and pranayamas, anatomy and yoga philosophy;
• daily practice of asanas and pranayama;
• practice teaching (e.g. teaching your fellow students).

If you are interested and meet the admission requirements above, then you can sign up for the selection day. On this day you will receive information about what to expect and you can ask questions. You will get an idea of what a day during the training course looks like, and you will meet some of the teachers (not all teachers will be present). After the selection day, an admission interview will take place in which you can explain your motivation and during which you will receive an advice on when you could start the teacher training course.

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SELECTION DAY
In order to be admitted to this course, you need to participate 1 day during one of te weekends of the teachertraing. During this day, you will follow a total of 6 hours of yoga classes (the first part is a 3-hour class, starting at 10.30 a.m. After lunch another 3 hours of yoga). In addition, you will have the opportunity to leaf through the books we will work with during the teacher training course, and to ask any questions you may have. At the end of the selection day, you can indicate whether you would like to receive an invitation for an admission interview.

During the admission interview, you will be asked about your motivation to follow the teacher training program and your experience with Iyengar yoga (a recommendation from a certified Iyengar yoga teacher would be a bonus, but is certainly not an obligation). Moreover, we will evaluate the yoga sessions that took place during the selection day and, if necessary, provide you with tips to prepare you for the start of the training course in September.

The costs of participation in the selection day are € 75,-.

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If you want to participate in one of the teachertraining weekends you can send an email to: office@yogaacademiemaastricht.nl

* If you're not interested in becoming a teacher but you do want to deepen your practice, you can also participate in te weekends from this 3rd year of the teacher training. We open the training to practitioners with the following qualifications:

• you need to have followed a minimum of 2-3 years of regular lessons with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher (this corresponds to 100-150 lessons of 90 minutes);
• you are dedicated to Iyengar yoga;
• head and shoulder stand are part of your practice;
• you're in good health (no injuries) and are not pregnant.

You can participate in morning and/or afternoon. Costs are €40 per session or €75 for the whole day/ €150 for a weekend.

If you'd like to join please register on forehand by email or online through the reservation system of Yoga Maastricht.

Sessions are from 10.00-13.00 and 14.30*-17.30* Depending on the program the break in between is 1 -2 hours.