About Iyengar Yoga
B.K.S. Iyengar in Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - One Legged King Pigeon Pose
"Teaching is a difficult art, but it is the best service you can do for humanity." - B.K.S. Iyengar
B.K.S. Iyengar (14 December 1918 – 20 August 2014) is respected as one of the most influential 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 is a highly organized, step-by-step, invigorating system with a strong therapeutic component. Chronic conditions such as back pain, tiredness, nervous tension, etc. are relieved with regular practice.
Students begin with basic postures and progress safely from class to class. Certified Iyengar teachers have undergone years of special training, enabling them to give detailed, precise instructions on correct body alignment while addressing individual need.
Regular practice of the Iyengar method increases stability, flexibility, strength, endurance, concentration and sensitivity.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (C.I.Y.T.s) are held to the highest standard of yoga instruction in the world today, guaranteeing teachers who have spent many years in study and practice.