Yoga is for everyone, whatever age and ability. It creates freedom and awareness, not just physically but deep within.
In his book, Light on Life, BKS Iyengar sums it up eloquently, “Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed”.
Yoga stems from the word “yuj” which means to join, yoke, unite: the coming together of the body, mind and soul.
By practising yoga, we gain flexibility, strength, stability, stamina and with that confidence and a quieter mind, an inner stillness.
I have been practising Iyengar Yoga since the early nineties and qualified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2009 and in 2015 and 2017 I gained the Intermediate Junior 1 and 2 level certificates. Yoga has only brought benefits: to my health and well-being, to my attitude to life and dealing with its challenges. My own study and learning is ongoing; through my teaching and students and through my own practice and attending regular classes and workshops with senior teachers, including visiting teachers from India. In December 2018 I was privileged to be taught by Prashant and Geeta Iyengar during the Centenary Celebrations of BKS Iyengar’s birth in Pune, India, just days before Geeta’s death.
I teach a variety of classes in Ealing and West Kensington, both general and intermediate level, which include asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath control). I also enjoy teaching children, both teenagers at my own studio and at triyoga and younger children in a local primary school.