About Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar yoga is concerned with the awareness and understanding you have and develop, and not ‘how flexible you are – or not’.
The Iyengar method is methodical and progressive, it emphasizes detailed correctness and safety. Four key elements are attention to alignment, specific sequencing of postures, the use of props, and modifications and timings.
Students can expect to be given verbal and occasionally physical corrections as well as props which can either support, intensify or give direction to their understanding of poses and pranayama.
WHAT SHALL I WEAR?
Comfortable clothing you can move and stretch in, so leggings, shorts and a t-shirt are best. You may want a warm top for less strenuous poses. We practice in bare feet.
DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT?
All studios I work in are fully equipped, but you are always welcome to bring your own mat if you like.
WHAT IF I HAVE HEALTH ISSUES?
Iyengar Yoga is well researched and documented to help with various health problems, however as classes are of a general nature, any serious medical conditions should be discussed with me first as it may be best to refer you to a more senior teacher.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DOES AN IYENGAR YOGA TEACHER HAVE?
All Iyengar yoga teachers are trained to rigorously high standards. After training regularly with a qualified teacher for a minimum of three consecutive years, candidates undertake a two year teacher training programme followed by the Introductory Level 2 assessment. Once qualified, teachers must continue training regularly and complete professional development training each year in order to maintain their membership of the Association. In this way the care and precision that characterises Iyengar yoga is maintained.
These high teaching standards are part of the reason Iyengar Yoga is the most widely performed method of yoga worldwide. Our Certification Mark is the guarantee of this quality.