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Iyengar yoga is named after Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, who evolved precise posture (Asana) and breathing (Pranayama) techniques with a firm philosophical base in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Iyengar yoga helps you focus on correct alignment of the body, ensuring you’re working safely and with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing.

Classes generally progress from simple towards more advanced poses, ending with relaxation and sometimes incorporating breathing techniques.

Props, such as blocks and belts, are often used in class to allow those with less strength or flexibility to work correctly and achieve their full potential.

BKS Iyengar
Virabhadrasana 3


Iyengar Method

The postures are very precise and you will be guided through them by an experienced teacher who is trained to make appropriate adjustments for different physiques and for people with specific problems.


The classes can be hard work; however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer.


The immediate benefits of yoga are greater flexibility and strength, and better physical health. As you continue with your practice, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear.

All teachers of Iyengar yoga are trained to very high standards and are fully insured.

The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark below is a guarantee of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding.

Teachers using this logo have trained for at least six years to gain their Level 1 certificate, and undertake specialised training every year.


The Certification Mark used by certified teachers

IY Certification mark


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