“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and to endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

As Guruji brought health to so many, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics (IYT) is honoring his memory through our mission to make the healing benefits of Iyengar Yoga available to as many people in need as possible.  We are pleased to announce a comprehensive three-year teacher training program in the art, practice and application of Iyengar Yoga therapy

B.K.S. Iyengar guided us in developing the structure and curriculum of this program, which will be taught by Manouso Manos with support from senior teachers in the Southern California region. The program includes three weekend workshops annually with Manouso in Los Angeles in 2015, 2016 and 2017, followed by review sessions led by the IYT faculty of senior teachers, all at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. 

The program focuses on applying Iyengar Yoga in the management of various conditions (or illnesses and injuries). Built around the profile of health and healing in the Patañjali Yoga Sutras and Guruji's guidance, studies will include:

observation skills
use of props
hands-on adjustments
teacher/student dynamics
and more

An integral part of learning is to experience the practice in your own body. All teachers receive and give hands-on adjustments.

The weekends with Manouso in Los Angeles in 2017 are:

March 10-12
July 7-9
September 22-24

Weekend schedule (subject to change):

Friday: 6-8 pm
Saturday: 9 am-1:15 pm
Sunday: 8 am-12:15 pm; review session 12:45-2:45

For successful completion of the program:

Attend all sessions throughout the three years

Non-local participants who cannot join the review sessions will be given assignments to work on for a particular number of hours, either in a therapy class, with their mentor directly, or, for those teachers who do not have access to a therapy class, with their private students.

Participants will be required to teach and document case studies that focus on the conditions being studied. These will be reviewed and supported by the program faculty.

Skills will be examined to assess comprehension and appropriate application of this material.

When available, assisting in a therapeutics class will support the application, comprehension and integration of the material. However, this is not a pre-requisite. We understand that some teachers may not have this option in their community.

Requirements: This program is open to all teachers of Iyengar Yoga who wish to refine their skills in the therapeutic applications of yoga.

Applications were due by October 15th, 2014. TT Application

Annual fee: $1,575. Includes:

  • 3 weekend workshops with Manouso Manos
  • 3 review sessions with senior teachers
  • Faculty review of homework assignments/case studies

Please send the payments to IYT, c/o IYILA, 1835 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 240, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Credit Card payments are available at
 Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manouso-manos-teacher-training-application-tickets-12404852247

Payment: Final payment was due Feb. 1, 2017.

 For more information, please contact info@iyengaryogatherapeutics.com.