The Iyengar system of yoga emphasises precise and careful body alignment, muscular balance and maximum spinal extension. The practice helps to release tension, improve posture and gradually retrains the body to become strong and supple.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for beginners and those relatively new to Iyengar Yoga as an introduction to the basics of posture work, breathing and relaxation techniques.
Are there follow-on courses I can take?
After attaining a level of practice at Level 1 and following consultation with your teacher, you will be able to progress to Level 2 and 2/3 courses to deepen your understanding and improve your practice.
You will learn
Familiarity with a wide range of yoga postures and their health benefits
Understanding of correct alignment
Ability to work with precision to nurture muscular balance.
Meet the Tutor
Frances Newberry is our longest-standing teacher, having taught at Bishopsgate Institute since 1984. She trained under Sylvia Prescott in the Iyengar System and graduated in the presence of Mr Iyengar himself. She is a certified teacher who holds the Iyengar Teachers Certification Mark, a sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding. She continues her personal development through regular courses held nationally.