BKS Iyengar and Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of the yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. B.K.S. Iyengar is universally honored for his understanding and teaching of the art and science of yoga. He has touched and transformed the lives of countless students 

and yoga practitioners around the globe. 


His teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path and philosophy of yoga considered to be at least 2,500 years old. He is the author of many books including  Light on Yoga,  Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras, 

Tree of Yoga, and the more recently published Light on Life.


Through his intense practice and over seventy years of teaching Mr. Iyengar has produced significant innovations in the teaching of the art and science of yoga.

The method he developed, Iyengar Yoga, is one of the world’s most widely-practiced forms, emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga pose. This precision builds strength and stamina–balance and flexibility–and a sense of well being. Achieving meditation in action, students learn to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment. Iyengar Yoga is a powerful and sophisticated discipline which can be 

practiced in all stages of life. The benefits are far-reaching and will 

assist the practitioner in every aspect of daily living.


What to expect from this method of Yoga?


  • Qualified and rigorously trained instructors committed to excellence in teaching.
  • A safe and systematic progression of yoga postures to develop each student’s ability and skill, both within each class and from class to class.
  • Sequencing that develops strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration, and body alignment.
  • Individual correction and knowledge of how to adjust postures for common physical problems.
  • Precise use of language.
  • Demonstration and teaching of specific points to develop understanding and intelligent action.
  • Individual correction and adjustment of students, when necessary.
  • Integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana.
  • Progressive and systematic approach that builds from the foundation.
  • Incorporation and relevance of practice into daily life.
  • Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress.

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