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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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Davina Glen

Having only ever done one or two random yoga classes in my twenties and never particularly taken to it, my introduction to Iyengar yoga through Lorraine at Ulpotha - a magical retreat in the jungle in Sri Lanka - couldn't have been better. I arrived tired, anxious, with aches and bad posture as a result of months of working too many hours and not getting any exercise. Lorraine promised she would fix me. I thought that was optimistic and that I'd be lucky if I could just switch off for a bit but she really did fix me!

Being the only one on the course to not actually practice yoga was a bit daunting but Lorraine made me feel completely included in the class by effortlessly tailoring bits of it for me and helping me through all the new and trickier asanas. That she managed to give classes to a group whose experience levels ranged so dramatically from zero (my case) to professionals whilst making everyone feel challenged and imparting new insights is a testament to her ability as a teacher and deep understanding of Iyengar yoga. I continue to attend Lorraine's workshops in London as I am now totally convinced of its healing and strengthening effects.

Ulpotha provided me with the most perfect setting in which to start my journey with yoga practice and to re-energise. The daily yoga and swimming in the lake, the proximity to nature, the delicious organic and fresh vegetarian food, the Ayurvedic treatments as well as the company of warm and interesting people from all over the world - including the Ulpotha residents - made this the perfect retreat for the body and soul. It was just what I needed and I can't wait to go back next year for a booster.

Davina Glen