Develop Effective Teaching Skills

•Instruct clearly and succinctly

•Effective communication

•Sharpen observation skills

•Principles of sequencing

•How and when to adjust students

•Methods for self-improvement

•Ability to teach refinements

Randy Just is the director of BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas and is a Senior Intermediate I Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. His study of yoga began in the 70’s and during the mid- 80’s he became a devoted student of B.K.S.  Iyengar. Randy has studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India as well as many senior Iyengar teachers globally and throughout the United States. Randy’s devotion to yoga and compassion for his students characterize a dynamic, precise teaching style. His innate sense of humor coupled with an insightful understanding of Iyengar yoga inspires and challenges his students thus enhancing the depth, clarity and focus of their practice. Randy is currently an assessor on the National Board for Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification. 

Contact Information

To apply for the teacher training program, please complete the application and email it to Randy at RAJust@tx.rr.com and to Becky at Becky@AudubonYoga.com. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or call the studio at 504-914-3999.

Becky Lloyd, owner and primary teacher at Aububon Yoga Studio, will meet with local participants throughout the year to review asanas and assignments and mentor some participants through the Introductory level of assessment. Becky is certified at the Junior Intermediate III level.

Requirements

•The program is open to those students who have a curiosity to deepen their study and practice of Iyengar yoga and as well as a willingness to share the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar with others.

•Participants should currently be studying with a Certified Iyengar Teacher on a regular basis.  Exceptions will be made for those who do not have a certified teacher in their area.

•Participants should have a daily home practice that includes a regular study and practice of the asanas and pranayamas for their level of certification.

•Applicants should have at least 2 years of continuous study in the Iyengar method.

•Participants need to be members of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) or one of the regional chapters such as the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southeast (IYASE). 

•Participants are required to have the certification manual (order through IYNAUS). Other resources used in this program include Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali all by B.K.S. Iyengar. A Gem for Women, Yoga in Action: Preliminary Course, Yoga in Action: Intermediate Course I , Guidelines for Teachers all by Geeta Iyengar.

What participants say

"Over 25 years in Iyengar Yoga I have been in many teacher training weekends. This Teacher Training program has a particular high value of multi tiered learning, and is brilliantly organized. First of all, Randy is constantly improving in his practice and in his teachings, he utilizes the combined intelligence and skillfulness within the group where we members span across 4 levels of certification as Iyengar Yoga Teachers; the way he utilizes this in his multi tiered teachings is brilliant, and it's all worth the long drive from Georgia to NOLA 4 to 5 times per year for now the seventh year." Inge Mula

"Randy's trainings are systematic, practical challenging and fun! He is a great leader and teacher of teachers. his eye for correction is on the money. Randy has been through the whole process of Iyengar yoga certification and he knows what he is talking about. Randy walks the walk, he doesn't just talk the talk. I always come home from these trainings enriched and inspired." Tedrah

"In the last year of Randy's teacher training, I've gained more confidence in myself as a teacher and a student. He pushed me to work harder, teach more classes, and look within myself to find a strength I never knew. Through his training, I've learned about human anatomy, yoga philosophy, and the Iyengar method of teaching. Randy's teaching style of humor and humility make him a truly gifted teacher. With Randy's guidance, I hope to become a certified Iyengar teacher." Alyssa

"Randy has a gifted eye to see the students and even a greater mind to meet them where they are and take them to the next level in a way that is simple yet very profound! " Floriana

"Randy’s teacher training has helped me become a more effective, clear teacher.  I recently passed Junior Intermediate II and felt that I was solidly prepared for the assessment.  Randy was able to hone in on what was lacking in my teaching previously and in a supportive way he and Becky Lloyd helped me learn how to grow and improve in my ability to see clearly and act appropriately. I gained experience and confidence while learning to safely teach difficult poses.  I feel like my teaching took a giant step forward over the past few years as a direct result of his teacher training program." Heide

"After studying with Randy Just for 4 years, I consider him to be one of my two main teachers. Here’s why: He challenges me in all the right ways. Sometimes with encouragement (“I know you can do this!)” Sometimes with his sense of humor (“For God’s sake, Leah, what are you doing???”). Sometimes with affirmation (“Yes, and it’s about time!”). I have loved the sense of community he and Becky have encouraged among the teachers in our group. Randy sets things up so that we learn from him, from each other and from our own experiences. I live 7 hours away in Memphis, but drive to the New Orleans training because each weekend is full of learning, inspiration, challenges, and fun. He’s also honest, so when he lets you know you’re doing well or that you’ve improved, you believe him." Leah

 

 

2019 Teacher Training in the Iyengar Tradition with Randy Just

This intensive course is suitable for serious students of Iyengar Yoga who are interested in deepening their understanding of the practice and philosophy of yoga in their daily lives. The program imparts invaluable knowledge for those who are preparing for assessment as a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) as well as for those pursuing certification through the  Junior Intermediate III level. Detailed information about certification can be found at http://www.iynaus.org/teach/certification/.

This program is a 2-year IYNAUS-approved teacher training that consists of at least 60 hours of class time and personal study per year. It is not required to commit to the 2 years by registering for the program in 2019. However, applicants must be willing to make a commitment to a daily personal practice, time for study and fulfilling assignments and attending as much of the four weekends as possible in 2019. 

2019 Dates

January 11-13

March 8-10

May 24-26

August 2-4

Curriculum

ASANA & PRANAYAMA: Learn to teach the asanas and pranayamas as outlined in the syllabus for your level of Iyengar Certification.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: Study the basics of human structure and physiology as they relate to asana and pranayama.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: Learn and practice essential techniques of teaching group classes such as sequencing, class setup, sense of direction, essential actions, salient points, linking within a pose and between poses, observation and correction.

PHILOSOPHY: The guiding principles of yoga philosophy are taught with an emphasis on how to apply these principles to your practice and teaching. 

ADDRESSING COMMON CLASSROOM ISSUES: Develop an understanding of how to work with students who have common physical problems in low back, neck, shoulders, knees, and wrists, and how to modify for high and low blood pressure, headaches, and menstruation.

Schedule

Friday

Saturday

9:00 – 10:00am Pranyama

10:30 – 12noon Asana Class

1:00 – 2:00pm Philosophy

2:00 – 5:00pm Teacher Sessions

Sunday

9:00- 11:00am Asana Class

12:00 – 1:30pm Anatomy and cover primary modifications of postures for common injuries

1:30 – 4:00pm Teacher Sessions



Fridays
Public Asana class 6:00 – 8:00pm
In May and August (and possibly March) the Friday afternoons will include optional assessment-style classes for those going up for assessment – we generally start these around 3pm. The times will vary depending on the number of teachers that wish to teach.

Saturdays
Asana Class 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Philosophy 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Teacher Training 2:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Sundays
Pranayama Class: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Anatomy and cover primary modifications of postures for common injuries: 10:30am – 12:00 p.m.
Teacher Training: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Asana and Pranayama Classes: Randy will teach two 2-hour asana class to begin each weekend. In addition, Sunday mornings will begin with a one hour pranayama class. In this series of classes, Randy will guide students through the exploration of how asana and pranayama can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the philosophy of yoga. These classes are open to the public but will be of particular benefit to those in the teacher training program as each class will link to the teachings within the teacher training sessions. 

Participants in the teacher training program may pre-register at a discounted rate for the asana and pranayama classes. 

Cost

Four weekends of Teacher Training Sessions & all Asana & Pranayama classes : $1000.
A deposit of $400 is due Dec 11 with the remaining balance of $600. due Jan 4.

OR participants may pay by the weekend: Students are encouraged to register for all four weekends. If you are unable to attend every weekend, students may attend individual weekends for a total of $300/weekend. Here a a break down of the various components:
$40. per asana classes (total of $80.)
$20. for 1 pranayama class
$200. for Saturday and Sunday teacher training sessions

If you aren’t registered but plan on attending individual weekends, please notify Becky beforehand so that she can send you emails with assignments and any specifics about the particular weekend you wish to attend.