“Yoga is the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy”
What is Iyengar Yoga?
The Iyengar method of yoga is named after our teacher Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar. The teaching helps you focus on correct alignment of the body, ensuring you’re working safely, with maximum benefits to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing.
The postures are very precise and you are guided through them by experienced teachers who are trained to make appropriate adjustments for different phsiques and for people with specific problems. Teachers are accredited following significant experience and assessment – more information on accreditation here.
What are Iyengar Yoga classes like?
Classes generally start with simple poses and gradually move towards more advanced poses, ending with a period of relaxation and sometimes incorporating breathing techniques.
Props, such as blocks and belts are sometimes used in class to allow those with less strength or flexibility to work correctly and achieve their full potential.
Classes can be hard work, as the poses involve intense stretching; however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer.
Benefits of Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga techniques bring many benefits:
• increased strength and flexibility
• better physical health
• minor aches and pains disappear
• improved quality of sleep
• reduced stress and other psychological benefits
• spiritual benefits