The Iyengar Yoga method is renowned for its focus on precision, timing and use of props. Created and developed over 75 years by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, the Iyengar method is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga taught by Patanjali over 2,500 years ago.

Iyengar Yoga will help you to achieve mental, physical and spiritual stability and strength. BKS Iyengar created props, such as bolsters, benches, bricks, straps and sand bags, to help students experience the full benefits of asana and pranayama.

In an Iyengar Yoga class, you can expect detailed instructions from the teacher, who will often demonstrate poses to help students deepen their understanding of the postures and develop an overall awareness of body and self. You will also be encouraged to work at your own capacity, and deal with injuries or conditions you may be working with.

“I have no right to brand my practices or teachings as Iyengar Yoga. My pupils, who follow me, call it Iyengar Yoga. The only thing I am doing is to bring out the in-depth, the hidden qualities of Yoga to the awareness of you all. What I do is pure, authentic traditional Yoga. It is wrong to differentiate traditional yoga Iyengar Yoga, as it is also not fair to brand Yoga, as Raja-yoga, Hatha-yoga, Laya-yoga, Kundalini-yoga, Taraka-yoga and so forth. There is no distinction between one Yoga and another. Yoga, like God is one.”
— BKS Iyengar

Benefits of Iyengar Yoga

Improved physical health, increased flexibility, higher energy levels and enhanced mental stability and focus are just some of the benefits of Iyengar Yoga. As a regular practitioner, you can also expect to improve your overall wellbeing, strength, posture and mobility. While it is not a ‘quick-fix’ for health problems or conditions, those who practice Iyengar Yoga often report they eat better, sleep better and feel better overall.

Beginning Iyengar Yoga

Everybody can do Iyengar Yoga – from absolute beginners to experienced yoga students. If you are a brand new student, you will be able to join any Iyengar Yoga class for beginners, where you will be closely guided by your teacher to develop confidence and capacity at your own pace in a systematic way.

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BKS Iyengar

BKS Iyengar devoted his life to the practice, study and teaching of yoga. Born 14 December 1918 in Bellur, India, Iyengar overcame extreme poverty and illness early in life through his study of yoga. As well as being a devoted student and teacher, Iyengar was a prolific writer. His book Light on Yoga (1966) remains the seminal text for Iyengar Yoga students and teachers around the world. BKS Iyengar is widely credited for bringing yoga to the West.

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI)

The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) welcomes students and teachers of Iyengar Yoga from all around the world. It was established on 19 January 1975 in Pune, Maharashtra, and was the home and practice hall of BKS Iyengar during his lifetime. The RIMYI is a popular place of pilgrimage for Iyengar Yoga students, offering classes, workshops and educational seminars run by the Iyengar family.

Recent Articles

Locum Teacher - Yoga Room Orange (16.09.—27.09.2019)

Orange Yoga Room is looking for a locum teacher to teach a minimum of 5 classes per week and possibly Led Practice for the two weeks starting 16 September 2019. There is also a weekly teachers’ practice which they are welcome to attend.

__Monday 16 September to Friday 27 September. __

Orange Yoga Room is looking for a locum teacher to teach a minimum of 5 classes per week and possibly Led Practice for the two weeks starting 16 September 2019. There is also a weekly teachers’ practice which they are welcome to attend.

Orange Yoga Room The Yoga Room is an Iyengar School located in the main street of Orange, NSW. It is a small school with 10 classes per week and a friendly community of students. There are four teachers, three of whom will be away at various times during this period. We are hoping for a certified teacher who has the experience to teach classes from Introductory, beginners and gentle through to Level 1 and Level 2 classes. The classes are not huge, typically ranging from 7 to 14 students, but the students’ needs are varied, ranging from the elderly and less mobile, to students with anxiety, and general injuries that they manage in class themselves with some guidance. Our students are taught to be self sufficient and can manage their use of props, and can generally adjust their asanas themselves in class.

Although we all have our individual teaching styles, all four teachers have trained with, and continue to train with Alan Goode at Yoga Mandir in Canberra. The Yoga Room operates in 10-week terms and students generally enrol for the 10 weeks in a specific class. However, we do allow casual attendance in the beginner level classes. We teach to a syllabus for each level, based on Geeta’s Yoga In Action series. We also teach a basic philosophy component, which changes each term. There would ideally be a handover before 16 September. The teacher would be paid the same rate as the rest of the teaching staff.

As a sweetener, the teacher is welcome to live in my home which is close to the centre of town and the studio in exchange for watering my garden and feeding and walking my dog Frank, who is an enthusiastic and friendly kelpie. There is also a cat, Pippi, who needs to be fed but totally does her own thing, as cats usually do.

orangeyogaroom.com.au Tricia Shannon 0421 363 298 tricia@orangeyogaroom.com.au

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International Yoga Day, 21 June 2019 - Geeta Iyengar Sequence

Today is the 5th International Yoga Day; a day to celebrate all yoga. In saying that, let us do that every day. Let us celebrate kindness, mindfulness, yoga and our wonderful community every single day.

In celebration of the 5th International Yoga day, Pune sent us a practice sequence from Geeta Iyengar to share with our community. So here it is. Happy practising.

IYA - 5th Internantional Yoga Day - Geeta Sequence Pune

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Yoga Sequence - Backbends (Sophie Johnston)

We all know that we should practice our yoga not just in class but also at home. But sometimes you just don’t know where to start or what to practice. Thank you to Sophie Johnston from Coogee Yoga for putting this sequence together for us.

We all know that we should practice our yoga not just in class but also at home. But sometimes you just don’t know where to start or what to practice.

Perhaps not if you are a yoga teacher, but for those of us who are not, here’s a backbend practice sequence for you.

Yoga Sequence - Backbend - Sophie Johnston, Coogee Yoga

Thank you to Sophie Johnston from Coogee Yoga for putting this sequence together for us.

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