ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.
When there are so many styles of yoga for the beginner to choose from today, why choose Iyengar Yoga?
Firstly it’s a style that is safe for everyone to practice, regardless of state of health or age.
Its teachers are all rigorously trained for at least three years before certification. Thereafter their accreditation can only be maintained by continuing practice and training.
Besides being an art and a philosophy, Iyengar Yoga is also a science – well proven for its therapeutic value in relieving a wide array of medical conditions.
It promotes the health and vibrancy of the whole human system – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Directed towards unifying the body, breath, senses, mind and intelligence with the self, Iyengar Yoga is not only a potent means of stress relief, but encourages the all-round well being of the student.
A feature of Iyengar Yoga is the props used, such as blocks, belts and bolsters. These assist the student with correct alignment and support, thereby enabling the student to practice optimally at his own level with the most minimal risk of injury.
The hallmarks of Iyengar Yoga are precision, alignment and a sustained focus on the body’s feedback during practice; all of which induce a state of calm and a growth of self awareness.
Iyengar Yoga has in the last few decades been adopted by thousands of yoga practitioners worldwide. There are qualified teachers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Southern Africa, United Kingdom and USA, allowing students to continue their practice regardless of their location.
A comprehensive list of all countries and teachers can be found on the main BKS Iyengar website – http://www.bksiyengar.com
Governance of the Institute in Southern Africa
The Institute is administered by a National Committee consisting of representatives from each of six regions in Southern Africa. Also governed by the National Committee is the Assessment Committee. The Assessment Committee is responsible for the training of our teachers to internationally recognised standards and for the ongoing training of existing teachers.
For contact details visit Find a Teacher on this website
|Vice Chair||Paula Viljoen|
|Assessment Committee||Pat Deacon & Riva Hirschowitz|
|Kwa-Zulu Natal||Kaz Wilson|
|Northern Cape||Martin Maree|
|Western, Eastern & Southern Cape
|Zimbabwe: Bulawayo||Jenny Geddes|
|Zimbabwe: Harare||Gail Dixon|