Why Iyengar Yoga

//Why Iyengar Yoga
Why Iyengar Yoga 2017-04-18T11:50:29+00:00

Iyengar Yoga is a refined, in-depth system of yoga that emphasizes safety, optimal body alignment, individual adjustment and attention to detail. It is uniquely suited to all levels of fitness and physical conditions, including the most inflexible. It is a profound, intelligent, rewarding and transformative practice of yoga especially for you.

In addition to addressing the needs of healthy people, the Iyengar method is now widely acknowledged and trusted by the international medical community for it’s documented efficacy in the treatment of various medical conditions and illnesses.

Certified Iyengar teachers are held to unusually rigorous standards and know how to guide students of all ages and abilities. Deep-seated understanding and experience of the asanas allow instructors to teach appropriately the group in front of them. Classes are sequenced to promote health and skill in the body and stability in the mind. The total approach ensures that students progress from posture to posture, class to class and year to year.

In accordance with his lifetime contribution to the art, science, and philosophy of yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar has pursued trademark protection so that yoga associated with his name reflects his work. As of August 14, 2007 the name “IYENGAR” associated with “YOGA” has been registered as a trademark and is protected in the United States in connection with teaching Iyengar yoga.

Only Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers in good standing are permitted to use “Iyengar Yoga” to describe their yoga programs or classes. The term “in good standing” as employed by B.K.S. Iyengar means that the certified teacher

• Teaches in the method set forth by B.K.S. Iyengar without mixing methods;

• Receives continuing education from RIMYI or from an Intermediate or Advanced Iyengar teacher or teachers;

• Is mindful of the Ethical Guidelines laid out by B.K.S. Iyengar and has signed the annual certification mark/ethics agreement.

For more information about Iyengar Yoga visit: www.iynaus.org


B.K.S. Iyengar

River Valley Yoga Center offers Iyengar Yoga classes in the Northampton, MA area.

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