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RIMYI 50th Anniversary

The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune has announced its 50th Anniversary special programme details. Please click here for the information.  Find out more Read More...

Ayurveda and Yoga

Members are invited to join us for the next Yoga Space on Friday 21 April from 2-3pm. Yoga Space is a platform for IY(UK) members to get together online to learn and share views and ideas on our yoga lives... Read More...

National Iyengar Yoga Day

For National Iyengar Yoga Day 2023 we explored ways to develop and enrich our yoga practice at home. How can we motivate ourselves to get on the mat and build a regular practice? Here we've shared insights, tips and advice... Read More...
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Yoga for Students

Our special offer for students is back! A new block of 10+ live online yoga classes starts on Wednesday 18 January for 10 weeks. Open to all students in the UK and Ireland. Find out more and book Read More...
Supta Baddha Konasana by Adrienne Bagnall

Iyengar yoga for Long Covid: Pilot study results

Read the full study Following a 10-week pilot study in association with a research team at York St John University, Iyengar Yoga (UK) has published a report showing that Iyengar yoga can help reduce some of the symptoms of Long... Read More...
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Uday Bhosale’s Charity Work

by Sheila Haswell UDAY BHOSALE has been in the UK now for about 11 years and has really made his mark here in Iyengar yoga and in the wider community. He was recently awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for... Read More...

Iyengar yoga poses to help with menopause

Today on World Menopause Day we are sharing this article by Manchester-based Iyengar Yoga teacher Debbie Bartholomew. Remember to practise with the guidance of a certified teacher if you are new to the poses in this sequence. The menopause is... Read More...

Conventions for 2023 Announced

We are delighted to announce two Conventions in 2023: These events will be open to Members of Iyengar Yoga (UK) - click here to join and be notified when bookings open Find out more about Conventions Read More...

How do we engage children in yoga – and why Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar yoga is often synonymous with props, detailed instructions in āsana and precision in alignment. Come to a children’s class, however, and the only prop you usually find is the sticky mat. Quick instructions come with a pacy variety of... Read More...

Gomukhāsana

by Meg Laing Taught most commonly in its ‘arms only’ version, full Gomukhāsana is a marvellous pose, and one that for me embodies the yogic principle of harmony in body, mind and breath. Front view I will begin with the... Read More...

Yoga for Stress

By Helen Ayling We all know what it’s like to feel stressed, but it’s not easy to describe exactly what stress means. Situations or events that put pressure on us and our reaction to being placed under pressure, or life... Read More...

An Interview with Margaret Austin

In this interview from Iyengar Yoga News Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Margaret Austin talks about her teaching career of 36 years, what it was like studying with BKS Iyengar, and why it's important to leave our baggage behind when we... Read More...

The Practice of Women During the Whole Month

Today on International Women's Day we're sharing a guide to women's yoga practice from our archives, written by Dr Geeta S. Iyengar. During a visit to Poland in 2002 Geetaji gave a lecture on the subject and kindly gave permission... Read More...

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar yoga is named after the late yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, who taught for more than 70 years in the tradition of Patanjali, the sage of yoga and author of the Yoga Sutras.  Iyengar’s teacher was T. Krishnamacharya, known as the... Read More...

Long Covid Classes

Are you suffering from ongoing symptoms of Covid-19 (Long Covid)? A specialist recovery class with one of our highly trained IY(UK) Therapy Teachers could help. These classes have been created especially for those struggling with ongoing Covid-19 symptoms. You can... Read More...
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