Yoga is one of the six disciplines of Indian philosophy with Iyengar Yoga being one branch of Hatha Yoga. It is an ancient science encompassed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which is believed to have been written some 2000 years ago.

 

This method of yoga was initially formulated by Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (pictured) during the 1940's, and has evolved over the years into an extremely well documented discipline, which is now practised the world over.

 

The essence of Iyengar Yoga is alignment, focusing on precision and attention to detail. It teaches an understanding and awareness of the causal interaction between all aspects of the human self - our physical bodies; our mental, intellectual and psychological aspects; as well our emotional and spiritual selves.

 

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar devised the use props (belts, bricks, blocks and blankets etc.) in order to assist students of any ability to access the benefits that are to derived from the asanas (postures) involved.

 

All Iyengar yoga teachers are trained in the use of props.

 

Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar was born in Bellur, India on 14th December 1918 and practsed his art daily at the Ramamani Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune in India, which he founded, until his death on 20th August 2014. His work at the Institute will be continued by his daughter Smt. Geeta, his son Sri Prashant and his grand-daughter Abhijata Iyengar.

 

Not only was he an inspirational teacher, but his study and understanding of the subject of yoga is unrivalled. His yoga textbooks have become globally renowned best-sellers and invaluable reference material for teachers and practioners alike.

Ally has been fortunate enough to study with the Iyengars in Pune on more than one occassion, and Lynne is planning a trip to the Institute in the near future.

 

Certification Mark which can only be used by

Iyengar qualified yoga teachers.