Iyengar Yoga Therapy

Geeta Iyengar with her hand on a student's back, the student is lying down

Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar achieved a high level of success in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, e.g. musculoskeletal, physiological and emotional.

Iyengar yoga therapy represents the gold standard in this field and therapy teachers have extensive teaching experience, maturity and understanding in practice. During a class the student and teacher work skillfully together to reduce the impact of the health condition, enabling the individual to make their own way back to health through the practice of yoga.

The IY(UK) Therapy Committee is where resources and advice are available; Iyengar yoga teachers are encouraged to approach the Committee for help and support.

To add to the pool of resources, teachers who have assisted in medical classes in Pune are kindly requested to document and share their experiences with the Committee.

Find a Therapy Teacher

If you would like to discuss the availability of therapy classes in your area, please use our search for a teacher facility on the homepage, and tick the ‘Therapy’ box.

(Please note: this will bring up a list of teachers qualified to take therapy classes, but not all of these will be currently active in taking therapy classes).

Covid-19 Recovery: A Suggested Yoga Programme

The IY(UK) Therapy Committee has created a video and compiled a booklet with a suggested yoga programme to support recovery from Covid-19.

Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. Most people infected will experience a mild to moderate respiratory illness, whilst others will show no symptoms at all. However for some the effects are severe and longer lasting.

Our aim in this yoga programme is to play some role in aiding the process of recovery. By only requiring the use of mostly basic props and furniture, we have tried to make the poses as accessible as possible for everyone.

Downloadable Booklet

Watch the video

This video was first created for and screened at Uday Bhosale’s ‘Yogis for NHS’ fundraiser for NHS Charities Together.

Disclaimer: If you engage in this class, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risk of injury to yourself.


Please Support Our Work

The Iyengar Yoga (UK) Therapy Committee have given their time freely in the making of the video and booklet, and will continue to do so going forward.

The booklet designer Adrienne Bagnall also offered her time and expertise for free.

If you wish to support the making of future e-books and videos then kindly feel free to support our work by making a donation to IY(UK).

Any money donated will be used to help pay the production costs in the making of other Yoga Therapy projects.

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