Certification Process

Candidates for assessment to become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT™) or to earn a more advanced certificate must apply to be assessed in the country where they live. IYNAUS oversees annual assessments for U.S. candidates at host studio venues throughout the country. IYNAUS is exceedingly grateful to the assessors and studio owners who volunteer their time and use of their studios; without their generosity assessments would not be possible.

Venues for assessment are announced online in January of each year.

The IYNAUS Certification Manual is published annually and is available for purchase through the IYNAUS Store beginning February 1.

Registration for assessment is completed through an online application. Applications are accepted in the Spring starting approximately March 1 and must be completed by May 1.

Eligible candidates who have secured the approval of a Mentor should be prepared with all the requirements as outlined in The IYNAUS Certification Manual including study history details. passport size jpg, 3 choices of venue in order of preference (link to venue page), and credit card payment prior to accessing the application.

Candidates will be notified of acceptance of their application and venue selection in early June.

Assessments take place over 3-day weekends (Friday afternoon - through Sunday mid-day) starting in mid August through late November.