Blue Spruce Yoga, Lakewood, Colorado (Denver metro area), yoga classes in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar
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This Teacher Training is completed for 2019.

After 20 years of directing and teaching The Art of Teaching Yoga in the Iyengar Method, this program is not being held in 2020. The Iyengars are looking to modify the certification and assessment procedures going forward, so assessments in the U.S. are suspended until 2021. Going forward, check this page for teacher training programs in 2021, when we should know what the new guidelines, syllabi of asanas, and assessment procedures are.

We encourage all teachers and aspiring teachers to keep working on your own practice, keep taking classes and studying the individual poses, step by step. It is helpful to have a mentor, if one is available to you. Continue to teach and substitute teach as you can. Leslie teaches an ongoing teacher’s class at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver Thursdays, from 10:30-12:30pm. Please join her there to work on your skills, share knowledge that may be of assistance to other students, and continue to practice your teaching.

20th Annual Teacher Training!
Art of Teaching in the Iyengar Tradition 2019
January 18-20, February 8-10, March 1-3, March 29-31, April 26-28, May 17-19.

Faculty for this Teacher Training Program

Leslie Bradley, Director, became a Sr. Intermediate Certified Iyengar Instructor in 2015 and has been to India many times to study with the Iyengars, including the invitation-only Women's Intensive with Geeta Iyengar in 1997. Leslie has recently studied for two years with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, India.

Leslie has taught locally for over 30 years and regularly studies with senior teachers in the U.S. and at intensives in India. She has been an assessor in the Iyengar method since 2003 and has been serving as Certification Coordinator for the U.S. for the last two years. Yoga in the Iyengar method has helped Leslie overcome health issues and given her a spiritual foundation on which to thrive. She is honored to share the brilliance and wisdom of the Iyengars and their teaching in this format. She has been running this teacher education course for 18 years.

Craig Kurtz is an Iyengar Yoga teacher certified at the Intermediate Jr. III level who has taught yoga for 28 years. He has studied many times at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and assisted in medical classes there. Craig became an assessor in 2014. Craig is one of the owners of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. He is grateful to B.K.S. Iyengar for making yoga approachable for all levels and diversities of students. He credits Iyengar Yoga, with its precise alignment and right actions, for helping him manage a chronic low-back condition and shining a light on the inner journey to the soul.

Adjunct Faculty

Laura Allard-Antelmi is uniquely qualified to apply her knowledge of yoga to helping Yoga teachers understand anatomy and its application to postures. Laura teaches the Anatomy Segment of Stephanie Quirk's in depth three-year course around the U.S. and numerous other yoga teacher trainings. Laura has 20+ years experience in anatomy education. For the past seven years Laura has served as an assessor for Iyengar Certifications. She has been continuously practicing, studying, and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1987 and is certified at the Intermediate Jr. III level.

Angelique De Silva began her studies in the Iyengar tradition in 2004 and has been to India several times to study. She was certified as an Introductory teacher in the Iyengar method in 2015. In 2005 she met her first Sanskrit teacher, Manorama, Director of Sanskrit Studies and disciple of Sri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Manorama unveiled the path of Luminous Shabda (sound) for Angelique-a path that combines Sanskrit, Meditation, and Yoga Philosophy. Since then, Sanskrit has become an unequivocal component of Angelique's Yoga Sadhana. Her primary inspiration to share this topic with others is to relay the experience of yoga through sound.

Annie Catura has been studying yoga in the Iyengar method since 2001. She started studying with Leslie and Craig in 2009. She is a C.I.Y.T. (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher) at the Introductory II level and is working on her Intermediate Jr I certification. She has been assisting with The Art of Teaching Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition since 2013.

Ongoing Teacher’s Class:
Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
with Leslie at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver.
Teaching skills, Peer Teaching, Q&A and plenty of practice!
Call 720-570-9642 for details.

Iyengar Yoga Center
20th Annual
The Art of Teaching Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition
Six weekends, January through May, 2019

For current and aspiring Iyengar yoga teachers,
with a minimum of three years experience

This teacher education course is approved by the
Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S.

Download an application to participate in
Art of Teaching Yoga in the Iyengar tradition:
Word format
or PDF format

Each weekend includes asana and pranayama practice, yoga philosophy and sutra study, and the teaching format and principles of B.K.S. Iyengar: Demonstration, Instruction, Observation, and Correction.We will also cover concepts of sequencing, linking, timing, class organization, adjustments, use of props, modifications for everyday problems, and Sanskrit studies. Preparation for assessment in the Iyengar method is also a focus of each weekend.

Dates 2019
January 18-20
February 8-10
March 1-3
March 29-31
April 26-28
May 17-19

Schedule and Locations Each Weekend
Friday and Saturday sessions are held at Blue Spruce Yoga at Lakewood United Church of Christ, 100 Carr Street, Lakewood.
Sunday sessions are held at IYCD, 770 S. Broadway, Denver.

Friday Nights
5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Intermediate Practice and Peer Teaching

Saturday Session 1
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  Practice, Teaching Skills and Peer Teaching. There will be a short break between the practice and Teaching skills with juice, fruit and nuts provided by Blue Spruce Yoga.

Saturday Session 2
2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Restoratives, Philosophy, Sanskrit Studies, Pranayama.

Sunday Session 1
8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Modifications for Everyday Problems or Special Topics

Sunday Session 2
12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Anatomy and Asana or Special Topics

Sunday Special Topics:

  • Sunday January 20
    • 8:30 - 11:30 A.M.                                   Modifications for back issues
    • 12:30 -3:00 P.M.                                     Essential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers.
  • Sunday February 10
    • 8:30 - 11:30 A.M.
      The Art of Observation & Correction, Part I.
    • 12:30 - 3:00 P.M.                                  Women's Yoga: Modifications for Menstruation and Menopause.
  • Sunday March 3
    • 8:30 - 11:30 A.M.                            Modifications for hips and knees.
    • 12:30 - 3:00 P.M.                                  Anatomy of the hip and knee joints.
  • Sunday March 31
    • 8:30 -11:30 A.M.                                               How and Why to Practice and Teach the Inverted postures.
    • 12:30 - 3:00 P.M.
      Women's Yoga: Modifications for Prenatal and Postpartum
  • Sunday April 28
    • 8:30 -11:30 A.M.                                    Modifications for neck and shoulder issues.
    • 12:30 - 3:00 P.M.                                          Anatomy of the shoulder joint.
  • Sunday May 19
    • 8:30 - 11:30 A.M.                                           The Art of Observation and Correction, Part II
    • 12:30 - 3:00 P.M.                                          Restoratives and Pranayama.
Schedule and Location Information:
Friday and Saturday sessions are held at Blue Spruce Yoga at the Lakewood United Church of Christ, 100 Carr Street, Lakewood, CO. Sunday sessions are held at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, 770 S. Broadway, Denver, CO.


A minimum of three years of Iyengar yoga experience, ongoing weekly Iyengar yoga class with a teacher of your choice (if available), and assisting an Iyengar teacher if possible. 


Entire program if paid in full by January 7, 2019: $1395.
After January 7, 2019, the cost for the program increases to $1600.
Individual Weekends: $295.00 for 15.5 hours of class time.
Individual Sessions: $20 per hour and permission of instructors.

What to Expect: Click here for a description of what to expect from this program.
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