Restorative and Pranayama class
Oct
27
2:30 PM14:30

Restorative and Pranayama class

This class includes a restorative programme that varies from month to month - following restorative programmes created by BKS Iyengar who is renowned for his development of restorative yoga sequences that have a beneficial effect on the body and mind.

The session also incorporates an introduction to Pranayama - the subtle art of yogic breathing and is a very restful session.

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A workshop for all levels of student with Audrey Walker
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

A workshop for all levels of student with Audrey Walker

Audrey is an energetic and clear teacher whose enthusiasm for Iyengar yoga is infectious! Her classes and workshops are supportive and encouraging and also fun. She believes that Iyengar yoga helps all students improve the health of their body and mind and can create an improved experience of life.

This workshop is ideal if you are new to yoga and are keen to get a good grounding in what regular Iyengar classes can offer. It is suitable for beginner and general level students.


Workshop times 11am-4:30pm

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Preparing for inversions - a yoga day with Priscila Diniz
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Preparing for inversions - a yoga day with Priscila Diniz

Priscila Diniz is one of our regular IYISL teachers and teaches with passion and detail. This yoga day is a chance to work from basic poses to develop inversions like headstand and shoulder stand.

It is suitable for beginners with some Iyengar yoga experience, general and intermediate level students.

Workshop times 11am-4:30pm

The workshop will include a long morning practice, a light vegetarian/vegan lunch and a restful and recuperative shorter afternoon practice.

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Weekend Workshop for general and intermediate level students with Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Weekend Workshop for general and intermediate level students with Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh

We are extremely pleased to welcome back senior Iyengar teacher Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh. Zubin first visited the Iyengar Yoga Institute South London in 1997 when he was accompanying Guruji (BKS Iyengar) who came to inaugurate our Institute. Zubin was privileged to learn directly from Guruji over many years. He is a passionate and energetic teacher who is very highly regarded and we are extremely happy that he is able to teach another weekend session for us.

There will be an afternoon session on Saturday 14 Sep and a full day session on Sunday 15 Sep.

** This workshop is now full **

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Boost your yoga practice in August with Marion Sinclair - session 2
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Boost your yoga practice in August with Marion Sinclair - session 2

August is a good time boost your yoga practice. We are running two sessions in August that will make full use of the all the yoga props we have at IYISL to help you develop your practice.

BKS Iyengar invented the use of ‘props’ - belts, blocks, chairs, ropes etc. He originally called them guides and explored using them to help people work more effectively and more deeply in yoga poses.

In these sessions you can expect to be challenged and to develop your understanding of how to work effectively in yoga Asana.

Sessions will be limited to 12 students and are suitable for students who have some experience of Iyengar yoga and are keen to progress further.

Sessions will run from 11am-1:30pm.

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Boost your yoga practice in August with Marion Sinclair - session 1
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Boost your yoga practice in August with Marion Sinclair - session 1

August is a good time boost your yoga practice. We are running two sessions in August that will make full use of the all the yoga props we have at IYISL to help you develop your practice.

BKS Iyengar invented the use of ‘props’ - belts, blocks, chairs, ropes etc. He originally called them guides and explored using them to help people work more effectively and more deeply in yoga poses.

In these sessions you can expect to be challenged and to develop your understanding of how to work effectively in yoga Asana.

Sessions will be limited to 12 students and are suitable for students who have some experience of Iyengar yoga and are keen to progress further.

Sessions will run from 11am-1:30pm.

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Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh

Established in 2015 the International Day of Yoga is a celebration of the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice of yoga. Yoga originated in India and the word ‘yoga’ comes from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

Join us for an evening of yoga Asana taught by Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh. This is a great opportunity to be inspired by a recognised leading teacher of Iyengar yoga.

This session is open to all level of students.

Session times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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A series of workshops exploring intermediate level practice with Sophie Carrington
Apr
13
2:30 PM14:30

A series of workshops exploring intermediate level practice with Sophie Carrington

Half day workshops with senior level 3 Iyengar yoga teacher Sophie Carrington - focusing on understanding, developing and practising intermediate level poses. They are ideal for Iyengar yoga teachers who are interested in the intermediate teaching syllabus as well as intermediate level and confident general level students.

Sophie’s sessions combine a challenging approach with a detailed understanding of Asana and a clear approach to teaching and are an ideal way of helping you overcome blocks in your own practice.

Workshop dates:

13 Apr ( 2.30-5.30pm) - workshop now full

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Getting to grips with basic yoga poses - a session for beginners
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Getting to grips with basic yoga poses - a session for beginners

This session is for beginners to Iyengar yoga and aims to be both enjoyable and to help you learn how to get to grips with the basic yoga poses.

It is ideal if you have some experience of doing yoga and are keen to learn how to practice to progress.

The session is inspired by Geeta S Iyengar’s teaching about how beginners in yoga should start by creating mobility (dynamic practice) in the poses and then add stability.

She wrote:

“…when stability is present at the heart of our mobility, and mobility within our stability, […]we keep an inner balance…”

The session will be taught by Marion Sinclair - an experienced yoga teacher who also manages IYISL

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Yoga day celebrating the 100 years anniversary of BKS Iyengar's birth
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga day celebrating the 100 years anniversary of BKS Iyengar's birth

** this yoga day is now full

We invite you to join us for a special yoga day on 14th December celebrating the 100th years anniversary of the birth of our beloved Guruji and his teaching. The theme of the day is the tree of yoga … 100 roots.

The day will be taught by highly experienced teacher and founder of IYI South London, Glenys Shepherd.

The morning will be a fast paced, energetic session and there will be a restorative session in the afternoon after we share a light vegetarian lunch.


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Autumn Iyengar Yoga Retreat
Oct
29
to Oct 31

Autumn Iyengar Yoga Retreat

a chance to relax, unwind and revitalise  

Come and enjoy two blissful days immersed in yoga with well respected and experienced teachers, wonderful homemade vegetarian food, country walks all in the tranquil surroundings of the beautiful Oxonhoath country estate set in the heart of rural Kent just an hour from South London. 

Uday Bhosale will be teaching intermediate level classes for Iyengar yoga students with more than 3 years experience. This will be an opportunity for experienced students to develop their practice with Uday.

Marion Sinclair will be teaching sessions for beginners with less that 3 years experience. Marion is an experienced intermediate level teacher who runs the Iyengar Yoga Institute in South London. The beginners sessions are an opportunity to develop your understanding and confidence in yoga Asana in a supportive and friendly environment.

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