About Iyengar Yoga


…is an ancient art, science, and philosophy that emphasizes performing one’s daily responsibilities with awareness, integrity, and compassion. From Sanskrit, the word “yoga” translates as union of the mind, body, and spirit. For many, that includes an ongoing practice of yoga postures. Working through the instrument of the body, yoga teaches one to observe and integrate body, breath and mind, to penetrate beyond the outer, physical layers and reach the inner sheaths of one’s being.

Iyengar Yoga

…was developed by one of the world's most acclaimed yoga masters, B.K.S. Iyengar. In more than 70 years of dedicated practice and teaching, he has revitalized an ancient subject and established its importance for modern life making it accessible to a broad base of individuals, no matter their physical and/or mental abilities.

The method of study is orderly and progressive with an emphasis on precision and form in order to maintain balance between flexibility, strength and relaxation. This precision builds strength and stamina, increases flexibility, and reduces the effects of stress. It improves balance, circulation, concentration and the ability to relax.

Mr. Iyengar’s development of yoga props revolutionized yoga teaching and is now used in yoga classes of all styles. Iyengar teachers are well known for their skillful use of props that enables everyone regardless of age, strength, or flexibility to benefit from the study and practice of yoga. Iyengar Yoga teachers must train for years and pass rigorous assessments to receive certifications to teach. They can work effectively with students of all ages and physical abilities, modifying the yoga asanas (postures) so that all students may practice yoga safely.