strength, stability, suppleness, stamina, skill, subtlety, support and stillness are just a few of the qualities brought forth by Iyengar Yoga. At Yogaville, we teach exclusively in the Iyengar method.
lyengar Yoga is the yogic system named after Mr BKS Iyengar. The sequencing, timing, technique/ attention to detail and repetition, as well as the use of props are often defined as the characteristics which distinguish the Iyengar system from other forms of yoga. Only certified teachers may use the name “Iyengar”. The Certification Mark on our home page indicates certified Iyengar yoga teachers. Worldwide it is the international symbol of the highest standards of excellence in training and continuing education in the Iyengar method of yoga. It takes teachers in this method many years and 1000′s of practice hours to obtain their qualification.
It is a practical system of yoga in which everyone regardless of fitness or flexibility can safely participate. Great attention is paid to the energetic alignment of the body, allowing the practitioner to steadily gain confidence, strength, flexibility and balance using perceptual development & the support of props as required. Practising Iyengar Yoga can assist students to overcome or prevent many stresses, strains, aches and pains. It promotes a firm foundation for health and well-being.
Standing, Sitting, Twisting, Forward Bending, Back Bending, Supine, Inversions.
Iyengar yoga teachers undergo rigorous assessments and a thorough training program over many years to achieve certification. This includes many hundreds of hours training, covering yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), yogic philosophy and anatomy & physiology. Only certified teachers are permitted to use the Iyengar Yoga certification mark (pictured below), which indicates the authenticity and dedication of your teacher to upholding the Iyengar yoga method.For more info see also bks iyengar yoga association of australia and the official bks iyengar yoga website.
BKS Iyengar sadly passed away aged 95 on 20.8.2014. Thank you, and may you rest in peace.