“Although Rajay is a fully certified senior BKS Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1987 and has been certified to undertake teacher training in the BKS Iyengar method, by Yogacharya Shri BKS Iyengar, Tokyo Yoga Circle would like to explicitly state the following:
Rajay has not trained or recommended any person, at any time in her teaching career, for teacher training in the BKS Iyengar Yoga method.
This decision was made early in her career due to her circumstances and family obligations.
Thus, her career goals and objectives have been to essentially share what she has learnt with sincere seekers and students.
In this respect, she does not run a yoga studio business with multiple classes and teachers and related commercial operations, as such.
Consequently, she has not ever conducted any teacher training activities, seminars and/or workshops, in Japan and internationally, related to teacher training and certification for any student to teach in the BKS Iyengar method.
She has, as such, not given her approval to any of her students, past or present, to undertake, or, teach yoga classes using her name, or, the name and/or methods of RIMYI, Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, in Pune, India.
Any persons having merely visited RIMYI in Pune, India for yoga studies, recommended by Rajay, are not to be considered to be teachers trained and qualifed to teach either by Rajay or by teachers from RIMYI.
All BKS Iyengar method certified teachers must pass the International Iyengar Yoga Assessment and Certification Board Examination in their respective country of domicile, past, present or future, and/or the country in which they chose to teach, past, present or future.
These guidelines are international and set by Yogacharya Shri BKS Iyengar.
All senior certified teachers have taken on the responsibility to follow his tenets and advise their students accordingly.
Any persons making false representations with regard to the above will be immediately reported to RIMYI in Pune, India and to the BKS Iyengar Yoga National Association in the respective country in which they choose to teach.
Furthermore, Tokyo Yoga Circle will reserve the right to take any action, legal or otherwise, against any such persons.
Conversely, in the event of any circumstance of any persons who have studied with, and/or, who may be approved by Rajay, in the past, at present or in the future, and/or, who are undertaking the process of teacher training and appropriate certification in the BKS Iyengar method, to assist in classes, and teach in this given method, according to the BKS Iyengar method teacher training and certification international guidelines, in the past, at present, or in the future, will be deliberately mentioned, with a detailed biography, on this site.” —
The above details related to Rajay’s continuing commitment to her teaching career and students have been discussed with and approved by Yogacharya Shri BKS Iyengar in the RIMYI library, Pune, India, on Thursday August 21, 2008.
“Lack of knowledge is the source of all pains and sorrows whether dormant, attenuated, interrupted or fully active.” —BKS Iyengar
Please view the sites below for all certified teachers qualified to teach in the BKS Iyengar method.
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
International Iyengar Yoga Organisation
Japan Iyengar Yoga Association