Iyengar yoga is the world's most widely practised method of yoga, and is named after BKS Iyengar. BKS Iyengar was born 14 December 1918 in Bellur, South India and started practicing yoga at the age of 16 under the guidance of his Yoga Master, Prof. T. Krishnamacharya.
Iyengar Yoga is derived from classical Hatha Yoga and incorporates the teaching of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It is characterised by its approach to precision, accuracy, safety and alignment of postures. Its use of props - blocks, bricks, belts, chairs and blankets makes its practice more accessible to everyone.
BKS Iyengar (or Guruji) died 20 August 2014.
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Iyengar yoga teachers undergo years of rigorous training before they can initially take examinations to become a teacher. Once qualified, they must continue their professional development training in order to maintain their teaching certificate and use of the certification mark. This ensures consistently high standards.