We are pleased to announce that we will be adding two new Beginner level classes to our timetable in the next new block which begins on the 13th October.
On Tuesday evenings there will be a new class led by Helen Clay running from 7.45 to 9pm and, on Friday mornings, Emma will lead a class from 11 – 12.15pm.
In view of a number of queries that are coming through – please note that our normal timetable starts again on 8 September 2014.
From 21st September we will be running a new Pranayama course, taught by Dominic Batten. The course of 6 classes will be open to teachers and experienced students with experience of Ujjayi and Viloma breathing who want to further their practice of pranayama.
For full details of the new class please visit the Pranayama Course page.
We wanted to take a moment to pass on our thanks for your thoughts and messages over the last week. Many of you have taken the time to mark Guruji’s sad passing on 20th August 2014, either by attending the Centre to light a candle and share your thoughts and memories or by sending a message to us.
We would like to share some of your messages here:
Hi Frances, as an occasional student I felt a need to send a note of thanks at this time. Thanks for the life of a great spirit and the teaching he passed on. Thanks also for your enthusiasm and the encouragement received . Also to the many dedicated teachers who pass on the message. Good luck for the future and thoughts are with you. Alan Penn.
I’m sorry I can’t be with you this evening to unite in the love, the gratitude and the great sadness that we share.
Please light a candle for me in honour of guruji and for all that he has given to so many. May the light of his wisdom stay in our hearts, in our practice and in our teaching.
With love Bev.
I am unable to come tonight as I’m staying at my parents still. I saw the news about BKS Iyengar on the news last night and gave a heartfelt sigh at this loss even more poignant for me given my own family are in the situation of getting closer to losing a loved one. May Mr Iyengar rest in peace. Regards Jane.
Hi Frances, I’m away on holiday in the North East this week but would like to express my sadness and gratitude for everything that Mr Iyengar gave to the world. To devote ones life to the improvement of all is the mark of a great soul. May he rest in peace. Best Wishes, Mike Sullivan
Light a candle for our Guruji, BKS Iyengar, who brought light to so many of us during his long life. Light to the dark places in our bodies and in our minds; light to our hearts and souls in dark times. May the wisdom and teaching that he has given us, through his family and those he has taught, last long and burn strong, even though his own personal spark of light is extinguished. Respects, love and peace from Emma – 21st August 2014.
Hello Frances, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for your wonderful teaching of iyengar yoga again. I can’t think of a better tribute to pay to Iyengar on this sad day than to acknowledge how his senior pupils can & are carrying on his teachings in such a thorough, compassionate & thought provoking way as you do – your enthusiasm & dedication is infectious, as his has been all his amazing life. His teaching will therefore go on spreading, but what enormous gratitude has to be paid to our source – we are so lucky to have been touched by his ‘light’, his spirit & by his method of yoga. I would love to be with you at the centre tomorrow but I will be there in spirit, take care my dear, with love, Carol.
Frances and the Yoga Centre team.
To mark the death on Wednesday 20th August of our beloved BKS Iyengar, Sheffield Yoga Centre will be open on Thursday 21st August 6pm-7.15pm for anyone who would like to drop in, light a candle, leave a message ( verbal or written) or simply share a moment of gratitude for the life of this remarkable man.
Sheffield Yoga Centre is dedicated to the form of yoga he developed and brought to the West in 1954 and all our lives have been touched and shaped by him, even those just beginning their practice of this wonderful form of Yoga. Sheffield and District Yoga Association (SADIYA) promotes the benefits of Iyengar yoga through all the teachers in Sheffield and the wider area. All students/ friends/ family are welcome to join us.