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(City, State), (Insert Current Date)– (insert Your Name), owner of (inset Studio Name) in (insert City, State) achieves international yoga certification. On (Insert Date Passed Assessment) (insert first name) passed (his/her) Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification. The certification is currently awarded to only 1000 teachers in the United States with Iyengar certification being recognized internationally in 80 countries.  

 “It’s been a challenging and rewarding learning experience”, says (your first name), “(Insert personal quote like, "and I’m happy because I know my students benefit from my efforts to becoming a better teacher.")

(your first name), (personal description ie: “is the only Certified Iyengar teacher within 150 miles of Jacksonville”, and holds classes at (studio name), a (studio description and location ie: “boutique yoga school in downtown Fernandina Beach”).

Iyengar Yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. The teaching is rooted in the ancient tradition of the Yoga Sutras. The method focuses on alignment, sequencing, and timing. In 2004, Mr. Iyengar was recognized by Time Magazine as one the 100 most influential people for his work of making the esoteric practice of yoga accessible to the West. He passed away on August 20, 2014. He often said,  “Teaching is a difficult art, but it is the best service you can do for humanity”. 

Becoming an Iyengar yoga teacher begins with a minimum three year dedicated practice as an Iyengar Yoga student. After being recommended for the training process, the student is mentored. Certification comes after three additional years of study with a senior Certified Iyengar Teacher, dedicating many hours to practice and study of anatomy, philosophy, teaching techniques and personal practice.  The passing two rigorous assessment exams which include multiple tests and a peer review test of teaching, the candidate has earned the title of Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.  

The Iyengar method of teaching allows all students regardless of body type, age, stiffness, injury or illness to participate in yoga class. Props and careful attention to students are key features of an Iyengar yoga class. “If you take a lesson with an Iyengar yoga teacher you can be confident that the standards and quality of teaching will be high”, says Lisa. “Iyengar teachers use props to increase stamina and gain flexibility, and our training means we teach how to cultivate intelligence in the poses”.  The certification enables allows (your name) to reach more students allowing the healing art of yoga to help more people in the community. 

For more information on (your full name) and (studio name), visit (website address).

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