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Progression of Teaching: Professional Development for Yoga Teachers

July 10 @ 2:00 pm

“It is the duty of the teacher to know what to teach,

why to teach and how much to teach.” – BKS Iyengar

We warmly welcome you to join our ongoing teacher education program at Adeline Yoga. Progression of Teaching is a cornerstone of our teacher support, offering an opportunity for you to develop your personal sadhana and teaching skills. We offer support to teachers at any phase of their teaching and career exploration through mentorship and group programming.

Progression of teaching is open to anyone around the world who teaches yoga in the method given to us by the Iyengar family. The 2021 program offers a series of two-day sessions focusing on:

    • Approaching poses on the Level 1 and 2 syllabi that may be less familiar to you
    • Tips for teaching online effectively using Zoom and other platforms including
    • Creating community during these uncertain times
    • Your teaching tool kit: Practice teaching to build your skills and confidence working with a range of bodies and situations.
    • Sequencing for specific categories of poses
    • Bringing yoga philosophy to life for yourself and your students.
    • Q & A:  any thorny poses you want to look at? Doubts to discuss? Bring your questions

Our gatherings are devoted to the practice of Iyengar Yoga in all its facets.  Participants will get feedback on their teaching and gain confidence working with their students in a variety of situations.

Practice sequences and homework assignments will connect you to the source material, your colleagues and teachers in between our meeting sessions.

“Progression of Teaching” is a forum from which to build enduring relationships with peers and teachers to support our personal growth within the Iyengar lineage. Please join us from wherever in the world you live.

This program is geared toward anyone trained to teach in the Iyengar method including those preparing for the Level 1 Assessment, new CIYT and long-time teachers.

Upcoming Session:

Twists of All Kinds

July 10 – 11, 2021

Saturday & Sunday 2 – 5 pm

Recommended:  Sunday 9 – 10:45 am Level 3 asana/pranayama class to illustrate the concepts being discussed.  Register separately for this.



Register by June 10 if possible, all registrants receive a homework assignment prior to our meeting.  Homework is a helpful way to get direct feedback and hone your skills.


$75 per person

Free to BIPOC participants

Additional scholarships are available. Email info@adelineyoga.com for details.

Please do not register at the last minute.



Heather Haxo Phillips is Director of Adeline Yoga and a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Senior Intermediate 1 level (Level 3). Among the highest certified Iyengar teachers in the East Bay, her additional certifications include: Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance E-500 level instructor. She has specialized yoga therapy training which includes scoliosis, musculoskeletal injuries and pain management.  One of her asana-related specialties is women’s health. Heather has a deep commitment to the ancient teachings which includes mantra sadhana (chanting) and Sanskrit, pranayama and yoga philosophy.  You can expect to find aspects of this in all of Heather’s classes. Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with senior Iyengar teachers, Sanskrit and Vedic scholars, and the Iyengar family in Pune. Heather is past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California and an active volunteer for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States.  Heather is on the board of the Lorin Merchants Association (LBA).


July 10
2:00 pm


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