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HOW CAN IYENGAR YOGA HELP YOU?

Yoga is first and foremost a spiritual path. However, people often come to it for a variety of practical reasons: insomnia, aching backs, stiff legs, anxiety. In the process of curing these issues they experience the transformative power of yoga which brings a sense of profound well-being.

Yoga works every fibre of the body; the joints, organs, glands, circulation, skin and nerves. It promotes strength, suppleness and vitality.

As well as a sense of internal harmony and well-being, it reduces stress and increases energy levels and powers of concentration.

Yoga can be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness and health to obtain maximum benefit from the asanas according to their needs.

WHAT IS IYENGAR YOGA?

B.K.S. Iyengar was named by Time magazine as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world,” and is widely regarded as the foremost living yoga teacher. His approach develops self-awareness through precision in alignment and movement and attention to the subtle relationship between body, breath, mind, and spirit.

Iyengar’s thorough study, understanding and mastery of yoga are unrivalled in modern times. Having taught in five continents, he has won worldwide respect and recognition for his achievements and has made Yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere, no matter what their physical or mental ability.

He continues to set the standard for his teachers and students while his textbooks on yoga have become classics. He is based at and runs the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India, where his daughter Smt. Geeta and son Sri Prashant Iyengar are also directors. There are over 2000 qualified Iyengar yoga teachers in the world in over 40 countries with over 180 Iyengar yoga associations worldwide.

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ABOUT LORRAINE

Lorraine started Iyengar yoga at the age of 16 and first studied with BKS Iyengar in 1986, the same year as she qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher. Lorraine is fully insured and qualified to Senior Level One.
Based in London, she teaches yoga to people from many different walks of life, including school children, the Metropolitan police and other yoga teachers.

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Lorraine’s teaching manner is warm and inspiring. Her instruction is the culmination of 25 years experience, she is detailed and precise whilst being positive and patient at all times. Lorraine has studied with BKS Iyengar and his family, both in England and India. She finds the Iyengars’ approach to yoga unequalled in its depth, refinement and subtlety. more>>

YOGA HOLIDAYS

Maldives - Six Sensses, Laamu

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Sri Lanka – Ulpotha

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Bhutan – Amankora Journey

Greece – Hydra

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Jo Firmin, Occupational Therapist

I first met Lorraine almost 14 years ago, prior to this, I had attended the odd yoga class in difference locations. After my first class with Lorraine, I was hooked. I had found a teacher and a style of yoga that really spoke to me. Since then, I have attended over 10 consecutive years of her yoga retreats and loved every minute.

Yoga, in particular Iyengar, affords me the space to undo the physical and mental knots that working in a stressful environment and in a fast paced city can often create. It's always there and with it's endless benefits.

I feel very lucky to have discovered Yoga and to have found Lorraine. She has a warm, informative and wise approach to her teaching and has been an inspiration in guiding me through all weathers of my yoga journey. One of her many skills is having the ability to work with a range of experiences with in the one class so you always feel that you benefit from individual attention to aid the development of your practice.

Lastly, her genuine warmth, compassion and sense of humour always make for an enthused class and attracts like minded students which have become friends over the years. Yoga, particularly Iyengar, has become very much part of my everyday life and central to my well being.