IY(UK) Convention 2020 with Jawahar Bangera

Teachers Name: Jawahar Bangera

Date/Time: 23/05/2020-25/05/2020 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost £220


Email: conventions@iyengaryoga.org.uk

Website: Launching soon

Location: Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, United Kingdom



We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Yoga Convention will be taught by Jawahar Bangera, and held at the International Convention Centre, in the centre of Birmingham’s historic and vibrant cultural quarter.

Our Teacher

It is an honour to welcome Jawahar Bangera back to the UK, after his wonderfully successful convention in 2017. Don’t miss out this time and join us for this very special convention with Jawahar, an opportunity for us to experience Guruji’s teachings directly from one of Guruji’s most senior teachers.

Jawahar starting practising yoga directly under Guruji in 1969, and accompanied Guruji to many conventions over the years. He is a very experienced senior teacher, leading classes all over the world and at home in Mumbai where he is a director of the Iyengar Institute Yogashraya which was inaugurated by BKS Iyengar in 2002. Jawahar is also a trustee and driving force behind the Light on Yoga Research Trust (LOYRT), formed more than 35 years ago to promote the learning and practice of Yoga in the Iyengar method, including the publication of RIMIYI journal Yoga Rahasya.


Our Venue

This year we are returning to the well-appointed Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC). The ICC is situated in Centenary Square, at the heart of Birmingham’s visionary new building developments, where outdoor piazzas, restful seating areas, water features, plants and trees sit alongside beautiful old buildings and fantastic new architecture. With the lovely canal area behind, stunning pedestrian space to the front, and the award winning contemporary Library of Birmingham, with its relaxing herb roof garden, and remarkable Shakespeare Memorial Room next door. The ICC offers the very best facilities and environment for our yoga community to be invigorated and refreshed by the study of Iyengar yoga.

Convention Timetable

The Convention will take place over three days, and works as a developmental teaching experience, so we are not offering the opportunity to book individual days. Our event is designed to include all students and teachers together. For students; a minimum of two years regular attendance in Iyengar Yoga classes is required, and the whole weekend will count as specialist training for teachers. Our convention location of Birmingham is one of the best connected cities in the UK, with excellent transport links. We have designed the timetable with a mid-afternoon finish on Monday so that people can get home that day. Our convention teachers always request that students stay on until the end of their teaching, so we respectfully request that participants do not leave early, please book the time in your diary and plan your travel with this in mind.

The timetable below is likely to change, please note that registration will be from 10am on Saturday and the last class ends at 2pm on Monday.

11am-2pm Class 1
4.30-6.30pm Class 2

9am-12 noon Class 3
3.00-4pm IY(UK) AGM
4.30-6.30pm Class 4

9am-2pm Class 5 and Q&A


Accommodation in central Birmingham will be mainly in larger hotels, so we have appointed an accommodation agent to manage the bookings for us. The link to their website will be on our convention bookings page; or if you prefer, their reservations line is +44 (0)1423 525577. We expect that some of the cheaper hotels will book up quickly, so once bookings open please book early to avoid disappointment.


All classes over three days: £220.

Online bookings will open by the end of October 2019. All IY(UK) members will receive an email when the bookings open. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.