Try a Free Class on National Iyengar Yoga Day
On Saturday 19th January 2019, certified Iyengar yoga teachers across the UK and Ireland will be offering free classes and holding events to celebrate National Iyengar Yoga Day. Named after BKS Iyengar, one of the key figures credited with bringing yoga to the West, Iyengar yoga is the world’s most widely practised method of yoga. National Iyengar Yoga Day is an opportunity for people of all ages and levels of fitness to discover the benefits of Iyengar yoga for themselves.
About BKS Iyengar and Iyengar Yoga
BKS Iyengar (14th December 1918 – 20th August 2014) was a visionary Indian teacher who recognised the benefits of yoga and determined to make it widely accessible. His international bestseller ‘Light On Yoga’, published in 1966, is still considered an essential guide to yoga postures today. BKS Iyengar’s legacy is Iyengar yoga, an internationally standardised method of teaching popular with students everywhere from Rejkjavik and Rio to Beijing and Boston. Characterised by precision, teachers of Iyengar yoga practice and study for a minimum of five years before they can instruct students. This rigorous training has made Iyengar yoga one of the most trusted and widely practised forms of yoga in the world. Come and try it for yourself on National Iyengar Yoga Day, Saturday 19th January 2019!
In the words of the Chair of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK), Jill Johnson, “On National Iyengar Yoga Day we will celebrate the life’s work of one of the most influential world figures of recent times as he would have wanted us to – by practising yoga!”