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Iyengar Yoga was developed to make classical yoga poses accessible to everyone by modifying the poses to suit the needs of the individual. Poses are held for long periods of time to allow the students and teacher to pay distinct attention to skeletal and muscular alignment. Iyengar Yoga utilizes various props such as chairs, belts, blankets, and blocks to facilitate deeper, longer holds and to accommodate the student’s special needs. The practice is therapeutic for the body and helps lead the mind toward deeper peace.
What to expect
lyengar yoga classes are accessible to students of all levels of experience, flexibility, strength, and balance. Students can expect to use a variety of props in order to achieve poses with proper alignment, ensuring that the practice is safe and beneficial for the body. Poses are slow and deep, allowing the student to relax into each position and let go of resistance.
The Iyengar method was developed in Pune, India by the world-renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the pioneers responsible for first bringing yoga to the West. B.K.S. Iyengar revolutionized yoga practice by the use of props to make yoga more widely and safely achievable. At 80 years old, B.K.S. lyengar continues to instruct students from all over the world.