About Eyal

Eyal Shifroni was born in 1954; he studies and practices Yoga since 1978 and teaches Iyengar Yoga since 1985. Eyal directs the Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov in Israel and conducts yoga workshops in Israel and around the world.

In 1988 Eyal first went to Pune to study in RIMYI directly under Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar. Since then he goes there regularly every other year, to study with the Iyengars (for a month in each visit). In 2009 Iyengar gave Eyal a Senior Intermediate III certificate.

As a Senior-Level teacher, Eyal directs the “Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov” in Israel and conducts Yoga workshops in Israel and around the world.

Eyal published so far 6 books about yoga and regularly writes articles about the practice and philosophy of yoga, and had translated two of B.K.S. Iyengar’s books to Hebrew (The Tree of Yoga & Light on Pranayama).

Read what teachers and students wrote about Eyal’s teaching.

As one of the most senior teachers in Israel, Eyal is active in the IYAI (Iyengar Yoga Association of Israel). He conducts teacher training courses and takes active part in the certification process.

Eyal holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion (the Israeli Institute of Technology) and was teaching Computer Science in Colleges in Israel for many years.

If you wish to organize a workshop to introduce the material from Eyal’s books, or in any other subject (in the realm of Iyengar Yoga), please contact Eyal.

Yoga is a light, which once lit can never fade out.
The more you practice, the brighter the flame that burns within you. B.K.S. Iyengar

The Iyengar Yoga method is known for its focus on precision, alignment, sequencing and use of props. The method was created and developed over 75 years by Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014). Iyengar had studied and practiced yoga continuously for over 85 years and was universally acknowledged as the world’s greatest yoga teacher.

The Iyengar method is based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, presented in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, over 2,500 years ago. Iyengar Yoga helps to achieve mental, physical and spiritual stability and strength. B.K.S Iyengar created props, such as bolsters, benches, bricks, straps and sandbags, to help students experience the full benefits of asana and pranayama.

In an Iyengar Yoga class, you will hear 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 mind. You will also be encouraged to work at your own capacity, and deal with injuries or conditions you may be facing.

For more information about Iyengar Yoga and about RIMYI (Iyengar’s Institute in Pune, please visit: http://bksiyengar.com/

For FAQs about the method see: http://bksiyengar.com/modules/FAQ/faq.htm

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