“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 studied and practiced yoga continuously for over 85 years and was universally acknowledged as the world’s most outstanding 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 in your own capacity, and deal with injuries or conditions you may face.
The detailed and precise instructions keep the student’s mind concentrated on the actions he or she needs to do to perform a correct asana, this develops mindfulness and turns the practice into a meditation in action.
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Classes & Workshops
Upcoming live classes and workshops
In December Eyal will return to Jinan, China, to complete the course he is conducting there. Advanced Iyengar Yoga practitioners are welcome. For more details, please contact Kaikai: [email protected]
Following the translation of Eyal's book, The Extended Chair for Yoga, into Japanese, Eyal is going to teach, for the first time in Tokyo. In the workshop, we will cover […]
We continue with what has now become a tradition of yoga retreats in Bab-Zouina (near the city of Marrakesh, Morocco)! After the success of the previous retreats (See some impressions […]
Eyal will visit, for the first time in Portugal for a weekend workshop. Registration is open here
Eyal will return to iYoga in Utrecht for a weekend. Registration and details at iYoga site.
Eyal will return to Dublin for a weekend workshop. More information will come soon.
With Eyal Shifroni (Yoga) & Lila Kimhi (Dharma and Meditation) Location: Bab Zouina, near Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains, Morocco The retreats in Bab Zouina, already become a tradition, but […]
Eyal will give a workshop in Avandaro, Hotel Rodavento, 1 ½ hours away from Mexico City by car. Save the date! For registration, contact: Tesy Ades
Eyal will return to Lima, Peru for a 4-day workshop. More details will come.
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