Why is Accreditation Important?
Yoga teaching has evolved, becoming more professional and organised and teachers are now required to hold valid insurance before yoga studios will employ them.
Originally, yoga was passed from teacher to student, on a 1:1 basis. Students would study for many years with their teacher, only beginning to teach once they had their teacher’s blessing. The teaching of yoga has changed, and it’s now much less common for people to work privately - we are more likely to attend class with several other students.
If you really want to follow your dream and begin sharing your love for yoga, it's important to find a course which resonates with you, and which you know will help you develop the skills and experience to be the best teacher you can.
It's also essential to demonstrate to future employers that you have met certain criteria and that you are able to teach safe, intelligent and thoughtful classes. With IYTT, we believe we have created one of the best courses of its type, and we look forward to practising and exploring yoga together.
Finding a course with the appropriate accreditation is essential.
Accreditation and Certification
The accreditation for the IYTT diploma is by the British Wheel of Yoga and by Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK).
Upon successful graduation from the 18 month course, IYTT trainees will receive the following accreditation and certification:
- Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training Diploma certificate
- British Wheel of Yoga certification
- Eligibility to join Yoga Alliance Professionals at Associate – Level 1 status
- Eligibility to register as REPS Level 3 (Yoga)
British Wheel of Yoga
BWY is recognised by The Sports Council as the governing body for Yoga in the UK. BWY accreditation is also honoured throughout the European community. Upon successful graduation, our trainees become BWY-accredited yoga teachers, which entitles them to use the abbreviation ‘BWY’ and BWY logo as part of their title. BWY teacher membership also includes a market-leading teaching insurance and full support from the BWY.
As a BWY accredited group, IYTT will be verified annually for quality.
Yoga Alliance Professionals
Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, demonstrating that it is of the highest standard.
As graduates of the IYTT course you may use the title 'Associate Level 1 Member' as a sign of quality training, once you have registered yourself with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
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