Message from the Founder

Our focus at International Yoga Studies is on quality and integrity in education. After many years training teachers and students in Europe I was blessed with the good fortune to sit in on the European Unions Education Committee’s yearly meetings for three years. There were representatives from 18 European countries and at these meetings I learned about each country’s training methods and standards. In the mid-nineties an agreement on a 4-year, 500 hour ‘Initial Yoga Training’ resulted from more than a decade of those meetings. This ‘Initial Yoga Training’ was then adopted by more than 18 European Union member countries.

Here at IYS we have adopted these initial training requirements. We believe this program offers the highest quality of education.

Our purpose is: to promote excellence in yoga teacher training in North America; to create on-going and life-long yoga education and teacher programs; to stimulate the student's interest in their own personal growth; to embody the yoga teachings (yamas and niyamas) individually and as a group; and to exchange spiritual study and scientific research worldwide. All of this with the continuing focus on integrity, balance and excellence. 

- Sandra Summerfield Kozak M.S

About Yoga

Yoga can be described as the science of self-knowledge, a journey of self-discovery, or simply as a means to a healthier, more fulfilling life. This science-art emphasis brings together the body, mind, and spirit into the experience and understanding of oneself within the wholeness of life, that which brings out the best in each of us.  Bodies become healthier, minds become clearer and more quietly focused, and hearts more open and receptive.  Yoga can also be described as the science of energy management and good health.  Yoga created balance, harmony, and well-being on all levels.

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