is based on the teachings of renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise "Light on Yoga". His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant are also accomplished teachers and authors of yoga texts. The Iyengar family's teachings are deeply grounded in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2500 years old. B.K.S. Iyengar's dedicated personal practice and over 65 years of teaching, has resulted in a living inovative yoga system that bares his name.
AMONG THE MOST NOTEWORTHY ARE:
- A complete approach to physical, mental, and emotional and spiritual transformation brings the practitioner to physical health and vitality, mental clarity and wisdom, and emotional serenity and poise.
- Emphasis on standing asanas develops strength, stamina, concentration, and body alignment.
- A safe, orderly, systemic progression of asanas develops the student's ability both within a class and from class to class.
- Use of props, such as blankets, blocks, and straps, facilitates learning and provides proper adjustment to meet individual needs.
- Highly developed teaching methodology includes the precise use of language, demonstration, and observation, the teaching of specific points of actions in an asana, and individual correction and adjustment of students.
- Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress.
- Complete integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana.
Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standard. Only after years of training and evaluation do they become certified. Iyengar Yoga teachers modify the classic asanas (yoga postures) for individual students with the use of props, such as blocks, blankets and belts. Props allow for a deeper penetration into the posture, as well as a longer stay.