iyengar yoga classes

At triyoga we offer 25 Iyengar yoga classes a week across London, taught by some of the UK’s leading teachers. So whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student, we have an Iyengar class to suit you.

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Q. What is Iyengar yoga?
Iyengar was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar of Bellur, South India, who was listed by Times Magazine as one of the most influential men of the 20th century. It is typically associated with detail, precision, alignment and prop use and has a wealth of benefits.

It is a highly intelligent method, in that it accommodates the needs of each individual student mentally, physically, energetically and emotionally. It is, therefore, not a fixed practice, as it varies with each person who has different requirements from week-to-week and from one stage of life to the next. Depending on the teacher’s experience, the practice can be fine-tuned to each student and their varying conditions.

Q. How much do iyengar yoga classes cost at triyoga?
You can attend any iyengar yoga class with any of our class pricing options. View all pricing options here. If you’re new to triyoga we recommend:
30 days of unlimited classes for £54 or you can try one class with a 1 class pass for £17

Q. What can I expect from an Iyengar class?
Expect thorough demonstrations, a focus on proper alignment, inversions taught in a progressive and safe way and the use of props. You will be challenged physically and mentally, as the mind will continually be required to come present and focus. As a result, you will experience meditation in action, where you will become totally aware and absorbed in the poses as they are being done. Typically, you are taught different poses each week, which are rotated monthly. One of the weeks will be a restorative class and for more experienced students pranayama will be introduced. Dynamic practice will also be taught when the students have learned the details of each pose.

B.K.S. Iyengar was the originator of many of the props that are used in yoga classes today, such as belts, bricks, straps, chairs and blankets. Teachers may ask you to use a prop to deepen your understanding of a posture or to help with a certain shape, action or direction. The props are not used because you can’t do something without them. Rather, they are to challenge you to explore and learn a posture beyond what you may already know.

Q. Are Iyengar classes at triyoga suitable for beginners?
The Iyengar yoga is an ideal method to start your yoga practice with, because, initially, you will be taught each individual posture thoroughly with utmost precision and detail. Such awareness and practice will enable your body, as well as the physiological system, to function to their best. Moreover, you will be in the capable hands of a teacher who has had a minimum of 5 years practice and 2 years of teacher training, on top of triyoga’s requirement of a minimum five years of experience.

A healthy and well functioning mind and body is a prerequisite to tread the path of yoga, and starting with this method will certainly lay the foundation for a safe and progressive journey.

class levels

what do the class levels mean?

Classes are divided into styles of yoga, but also levels. Check with your teacher before moving up a level and always inform your teacher if you are pregnant or have any injuries.

open level

Open to all levels from beginners to more experienced. The teacher adapts the class according to the students.

level 1

Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of yoga practice or those seeking a gentler asana practice. You will learn the fundamentals of yoga.

level 1-2

Builds on the foundational blocks that are established in a Level 1 class. A working knowledge of yoga principles is expected.

level 2

Works on deeper physical and psychological level. Introduces more sophisticated practices that may include more challenging postures (inversions, deeper backbends) as well as pranayama, mudra and meditation. Not suitable for beginners.

level 2-3

Teaches more difficult postures and breathing techniques. Assumes an understanding of the gross as well as subtle aspects of practice.

level 3

A challenging class for the experienced student who possesses deep awareness on both a physical and mental level. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.