BKS Iyengar 1918 - 2014
The method of yoga we teach is called ‘Iyengar Yoga’ and it is named after the yoga master called BKS Iyengar who has a lot to do with yoga being so popular in the West since the 80's. In 2004 Mr. Iyengar was named 'one of the 100 most influential people in the world today' by Time Magazine. Mr Iyengar comes from a long lineage of authentic yoga masters and started teaching westerners in the 50's. Slowly Iyengar Yoga schools started to open up and now there are thousands of them all over the world.
Iyengar Yoga is well known for its emphasis on good alignment (we sometimes use props to help achieve this) and its slow, simple and step by step approach for beginners.
Our classes include restorative poses that strengthen the immune, respiratory and nervous systems and help reduce stress levels.
Iyengar Yoga has a unique way of taking care of students current or old injuries and medical conditions. The teachers address any symptoms you may experience like neck, knee or back pain, sleep or digestive disorders, headaches and depression just to name a few.
Mr Iyengar passed away at the age of 95 in August 2014. He practiced and taught at the Iyengar Institute in Pune up until his last days. Most of our teachers go to India regularly to further their own yoga practice and polish up their teaching skills with the Iyengar family, his son Prashant, daughter Geeta and grand-daughter Abhijata.