B.K.S. Iyengar (14 December 1918 – 20 August 2014) is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the modern world. He was the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy, including the classics Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Life.
The Iyengar method focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body. It emphasizes precision, scientifically based sequencing of poses and the use of props. Detailed, precise body alignment is the focus in every asana. Poses are held for longer periods of time, resulting in increased stability, flexibility, strength, endurance, concentration and sensitivity.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (C.I.Y.T.s) are held to the most demanding requirements in the world today, guaranteeing highly trained teachers who have spent many years in study and practice.