Iyengar Yoga is based on the study and teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar born Dec 14, 1918 and deceased on Aug 20, 2014. He is the author of many books including “Light on Yoga” a reference book used by yoga teachers and students all around the world.
His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant, are also accomplished authors of yoga texts. The Iyengar family’s teachings are grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, ancient teachings of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2500 years old.
B.K.S. Iyengar’s intense practice and over 65 years of teachings have produced significant innovations in the teachings of this art including:
- Use of props, such as blankets, blocks and straps, to facilitate learning and adjust poses to an individual’s needs.
- Teaching methodology including the precise use of language, demonstration and teaching of specific points of action in a pose, individual correction and adjustment of students.
- Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress.
- Integration of yoga philosophy and meditation with the practice of asana.
Yoga is all inclusive. Everyone is welcome including LGBTQ, POC, elderly, young people, stiff bodies, large bodies, thin bodies and even when you’re injured or feel too tired. A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) is trained to guide you to overcome your challenges and experience personal freedom and an experience of yoga which is safe, accessible and rewarding.
“If the foundation is firm, the building can withstand calamities. The practice of Yoga is the foundation, so that the Self is not shaken under any circumstances.” B.K.S. Iyengar
“Change is not something we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” B.K.S. Iyengar