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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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Larnaca – Cyprus

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Richard Britton

For years I had back problems. For years I had been in and out of physiotherapy.  For years I had been going to the gym. But for every two steps forward I would take three steps back.

Then my problems became much worse and I developed radiculitis caused by a pro-lapsed disc. More physiotherapy and a lumbar epidural followed and, just when I thought all of this had finally worked, I pulled my calf muscle.

‘Have you tried yoga?’ asked my physiotherapist as she explained that this latest set-back was all part of the same thing.

I was lucky that she recommended Lorraine who took an interest in my symptoms, scans and recent treatment even before I met her for my first session. Lorraine then set about designing a remedial yoga programme for me.

I can honestly say, six months on, that Lorraine’s meticulous yoga programme has changed my life. Even after the first couple of sessions I felt better. I started to understand my body; the imbalances, my bad posture, the importance of breathing properly.

Don’t think yoga is easy, it’s not. That’s why it takes many years to perfect and novices like me benefit from experts like Lorraine. It’s also why I no longer go to the gym, turns out this was counter- productive in any case.