Iyengar Yoga

Reproduced from “The Iyengar Method” leaflet – Iyengar Yoga UK

What is Iyengar Yoga?

The postures are very precise and you will be guided through them by experienced teachers who are trained to make appropriate adjustments for different physiques and for people with specific problems. The classes can be hard work, as the poses involve intense stretching; however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer. The immediate benefits of yoga are greater flexibility and strength, and better physical health. As you continue with your practice, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear.

The Iyengar Method

Iyengar yoga is named after Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, who evolved precise posture (Asana) and breathing (Pranayama) techniques with a firm philosophical base in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Iyengar yoga helps you focus on correct alignment of the body, ensuring you’re working safely and with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing.

Classes generally progress from simple towards more advanced poses, ending with 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.

Iyengar Yoga Certification

All teachers of Iyengar yoga are trained to very high standards and are fully insured. The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark below is a guarantee of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding.
Teachers using this logo have trained for at least six years to gain their Level 1 certificate, and undertake specialised training every year.

Iyengar Yoga CM mark - person in Natarajasana - dancer or lord of the dance pose

The Certification Mark
used by certified teachers