Welcome to Cambridge Iyengar Yoga
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) developed this highly sophisticated systematic approach to teaching the art and science of Yoga over more than 75 years of study. Through dedication to practice using his own body as a vehicle for experimentation and enquiry a clear system emerged which has now come to be known as "Iyengar Yoga".
Iyengar Yoga is deeply rooted in the ancient Indian tradition and philosophy of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Patanjali outlines 8 components to a complete yoga practice, the 3rd of which is asana (physical posture). BKS Iyengars teaching starts here so the beginner may gain strength, flexibility and an understanding of their body first. As they progress in their practice, the students interest may be sparked to learn more, from the breath (pranayama), the sutras and beyond sowing the seeds to explore this ancient system.
Yoga is a discipline that can provide a complete approach to life offering practical tools to create and maintain bodily health and vitality, mental clarity, emotional serenity, and spiritual well-being.
Cambridge Iyengar Yoga
Cambridge Iyengar Yoga is a non-profit membership organisation aiming to connect Iyengar Yoga practitioners and teachers in the Cambridgeshire region.
C.I.Y. does not have a centre to call it's home so here you will find our comprehensive list of teachers and their classes throughout the area.
As a group we aim to create a sense of community by holding live or online events and workshops with guest teachers.
Becoming a member also automatically entitles you to the benefits of the broader membership of the IY(UK) including twice yearly magazine, 10% discount at yogamatters, the opportunity to attend the annual convention led by a senior teacher and more.
What Iyengar Yoga offers
A safe and systematic progression of study to develop each student’s skills and abilities, within each class and from class to class.
Certified teachers, highly-qualified and rigorously-trained, with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching.
A highly-developed teaching methodology including clear demonstration of the postures, precise use of language and specific instructions to develop students’ understanding and intelligent action in practice.
Sequencing of the postures that helps students develop strength and flexibility, stamina and concentration, and correct body alignment.
Individual correction and adjustment of students, when necessary.
The use of props such as blankets, blocks, belts and chairs to deepen learning and adjust postures to individual needs.