What Is Iyengar Yoga?

BKS Iyengar on his Birthday in 2004“Iyengar Yoga” is named for BKS Iyengar who lived in India from 1918 – 2014 and is considered to be a founder of modern-day yoga. To learn more about him, his life and his legacy, please visit BKSIyengar.com

Iyengar Yoga is an Alignment-Based Practice Developed by BKS Iyengar & his family over the past 80 years!

This is not a new trend or fad. When you take an Iyengar Yoga class, you are getting the benefit of a world-class yoga teaching system that is based on years of yoga teaching experience to millions of students around the world.

Iyengar Yoga is best known for being “Alignment Based”, for the use of Props & Modifications, and for highly trained yoga teachers.

Benefits Of Iyengar Yoga

  • Builds Strength
  • Increases Stamina
  • Improves Concentration
  • Increases Coordination
  • Improves Flexibility
  • Promotes Relaxation
  • Develops “Meditation In Action”

Excellence In Yoga Teaching

If you are new to yoga, you should know that when you take any class with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, you will know how to go in a pose, be in the pose and come out, just like a seasoned pro, even on your first class! As a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, I will:

  • Clearly demonstrate each yoga pose for you
  • Provide you with clear instructions
  • Modify poses for your level of ability and fitness
  • And ensure that you progress from posture to posture, class to class, and even year to year

All this while still keeping the class moving at a steady pace! For more information about what Iyengar Yoga is, and how much training your teacher had to undergo in order to serve you as Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, or to become a member, please visit the IYNAUS website (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States).

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