Iyengar Yoga is named after our respected teacher BKS Iyengar, who died in August 2014 aged 95. He is known for bringing Yoga to the West , where it is now practiced in many countries by thousands of people, in classes and Centres like our own. His Institute in Pune, India is renowned worldwide and attracts students from over 30 countries.
This style of yoga is known for the benefits it brings to posture, mental and physical well-being. The practice of systematic yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath control) involved in Iyengar Yoga makes it a method that is suitable for all. Careful attention to the detail of good alignment brings the body and mind to optimum balance, improving strength and flexibility in muscles and joints.
During an Iyengar Yoga class at Sheffield Yoga Centre, props such as blankets, belts and bolsters are used where appropriate to support the body to achieve the classical yoga asanas. Our teachers, and other teachers of the Iyengar Yoga system, undergo rigorous and thorough training to ensure that they are able to give individual students the adaptations that they may need. All of our yoga teachers also hold the internationally recognised Certification Mark, which shows that they have completed their teacher training and continue to undertake professional training and development.
Sheffield Yoga Centre is an Affilated Centre member of Iyengar Yoga (UK), the national association for Iyengar yoga.
In Sheffield, SADIYI (Sheffield and District Iyengar Yoga Institute) was formed in 2002 to bring together teachers and students for mutual support. SADIYI runs regular workshops and events and provides a lively local newsletter , published twice a year. SADIYI forms part of a network of local Institutes and Associations affiliated to the national Iyengar Yoga Association (UK).
For more information and to join SADIYI visit the website.