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Focus On: Iyengar Yoga

bks_iyengar_being_313Iyengar Yoga, named after its founder BKS Iyengar (pictured) is a form of hatha yoga which emphasises correct alignment in static poses. Poses are typically held for longer periods of time to develop strength, stability and integrity.

Props such as blocks, straps and bricks are often used to enable correct aligment and to assist students to achieve a safe pose which is correct for their unique body. In fact, Iyengar himself pioneered the use of props, recognising that no two bodies are exactly the same, or equally as able. As such, this is a wonderful style of yoga for anyone with physical limitations, or for those who prefer working at a more measured pace. Beginners start slowly, progressing gradually to more advanced poses. Between poses students rest in either Corpse Pose or Child's Pose - Iyengar classes do not feature "flowing" elements.

Unlike classes where students are invited to "find their way" into a pose, the teacher's dialogue during an Iyengar class is typically very precise and anatomically specific, directing the student into perfect alignment.

BKS Iyengar has published many influential books, including Light on Yoga, Light on Life and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He is widely regarded as a Yoga Master.

Click here to view our Iyengar schedule

GREAT FOR: strength, flexibility

Donation Weekend

Donation Weekend ProgramHaving raised over £2000 for our selected charities last year, this year we are holding not one, but two days ober the first weekend in January 2013!. The first is at Cambridge Central studio on Saturday the 5th of January and one in Shelford on Sunday the 6th. We have over 20 classes on during the weekend including some Hot Yoga and Beginners classes. Check our program to find out more. The selected charities for this year are:


'Since 1993, Camfed has educated girls and supported young women to help tackle poverty in rural communities. More than 1,940,700 children in the poorest areas of Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe have benefited from our innovative education programs. Investing in girls and women is a proven way to improve the health and wealth of a whole nation.'

Arthur Rank Hospice

'Arthur Rank Hospice provides the best levels of specialist palliative care that touches the lives of more than 1000 patients each year.  Care and support also extends to patients’ family, friends and carers.'

Women for Women

'Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We’re changing the world one woman at a time.'

Come along the first weekend in January and join us for a good cause.

The Camyoga Team