ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA
Yoga has many proven health benefits. It will give you a sense of vitality and well-being. It can help relieve stress. It is beneficial to many common complaints such as backache, arthritis, sports injuries, high blood pressure and asthma. Anyone, irrespective of their age, health or religion, can practise yoga.
You don’t need any previous experience to attend a beginners class. Injuries or health issues are taken into account and can be accommodated. If you have any questions about the classes or concerns about remedial health issues please contact me or just book online and turn up!
Iyengar yoga is one of the longest standing methods of teaching yoga in the UK and is practised widely across the world. Its popularity owes much to its safe, methodical and inclusive approach. Poses can be adapted to different abilities. Students are encouraged to progress at their own pace and to focus on precision and alignment within their practice.
BKS Iyengar (1918-2014) was one of the world's foremost teachers and exponents of yoga. He devoted his life to its study and dissemination. He is often credited with popularising yoga and creating a method of teaching that made it accessible to everyone. He first taught in the UK and trained teachers here in the 1960s.
“Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar ~
The Iyengar Yoga Association UK is the governing body. It is responsible for awarding teaching certificates, monitoring the professional development of Iyengar yoga teachers and ensuring that standards are maintained.
Steve started practising Iyengar yoga in 1995. He has visited India many times to study. He has been taught by BKS Iyengar, his son Prashant and daughter Geeta and many of their senior teachers worldwide.
Steve first qualified as a teacher in 2002. Since then, he has been teaching full-time and has continued his professional development. He is a level 3 Iyengar teacher. He is qualified and insured to teach yoga for remedial health issues and for pregnancy. He has taught professional sports people, including professional cricketers, footballers and athletes, and many dedicated students from St. Albans and the surrounding area.
"I enjoy seeing students connect with the Iyengar method and watching them quickly progress and transform their practice." ~ Steve Lamont ~