Why Iyengar Yoga

Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.

Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.

B.K.S. Iyengar

Why Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar yoga focuses on precision and alignment in postures. The method was developed by B.K.S Iyengar from his own experience of over 70 years on the mat, as well as teaching students in Aotearoa New Zealand, Pune and around the world.

The reason why we believe Iyengar yoga is the best is that it is an innovative and inspired approach to traditional hatha yoga.

Iyengar yoga emphasises precision and alignment in the postures. Simple yoga equipment is used to:

Maximise opening and awareness of the body

Provide support to develop more flexibility

Allow more time in the posture and extension for advanced students

Support sick or disabled people to benefit from āsanas.

How Iyengar Yoga can help you

The Iyengar yoga equipment was devised by Mr Iyengar during his lifetime of study and was refined by his teachings of those who were aged, diseased or weak. At RIMYI in Pune, many very ill patients are afforded an enhanced quality of life by having a regular practice of Iyengar yoga. Some are even cured, without pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgery.
Iyengar yoga teaching is differentiated from other yoga styles by a standardised system of instruction. It is also the only yoga system with a recognisable instructor qualification.

Teaching is oriented towards gradual but steady progress, rather than quick and fleeting results. Over time, Iyengar yoga becomes an extremely powerful and sophisticated discipline, which can be practised to a very advanced age.

If the foundation is firm, the building can withstand calamities. The practice of Yoga is the foundation so that the Self is not shaken under any circumstances.

B.K.S. Iyengar

B.K.S. Iyengar

Attend an event or workshop

Certified Iyengar yoga teachers from Wellington, Auckland and around Aotearoa New Zealand regularly host yoga retreats and workshops. Find an Iyengar yoga event near you.


Align Your Body–Awaken Your Breath: Session 2

Bali Retreat with Peter Scott & Melodie Batchelor

10-day retreat suitable for teachers, trainees and keen students

Seated Asana & Arm Balancing Intensive with Monica Haar

Suitable for teachers, trainees and experienced students

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