Bruce and Helen were Iyengar Yoga teachers at Springwood Yoga Studio in the Blue Mountains. When we decided to start our own studio, we moved to Penrith, in Sydney's Western Suburbs. At the time, there was no Iyengar Yoga between Sydney's Inner Western suburbs and the Blue Mountains. We are committed to offering Iyengar Yoga in the Western plains of Sydney and we are thrilled to now have a team of 4 certified Iyengar Yoga teachers, with Kathryn and Simone having joined us.
We see Iyengar Yoga as:
The certification process for Iyengar Yoga teachers is done as an apprenticeship with a Senior teacher with many years of teaching behind them. The apprenticeship process takes some years and includes a rigorous independent assessment process that has been carefully refined over many decades. Iyengar Yoga teachers study anatomy and physiology as well as styles of learning and the tiered structure of the Iyengar method. We maintain our connection with senior teachers, attending regular professional development weekends and workshops and conventions.
Iyengar Yoga is the style of yoga brought to the West by BKS Iyengar. The Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India is still run by the Iyengar family and senior Iyengar yoga teachers regularly visit the Institute. The Iyengar Yoga lineage of teachers ensures that Iyengar Yoga is practised with consistency across the globe, while allowing for the creativity of an individual teacher and practitioner to flourish.
Yoga is a transformational practice. Those who enjoy Iyengar Yoga are those looking for personal development in a supportive, creative, inspiring environment.
You can find out more about Iyengar Yoga on the website of the Australian Iyengar Yoga Association: https://iyengaryoga.asn.au/