News, events, updates, advice, in-depth articles, teacher interviews, yoga philosophy, inspiration and more: you’ll find it all here in our regularly updated Iyengar yoga blog.


  • Published On: 5 September 2023

    NEW Hybrid Classes We are introducing hybrid classes to the timetable this month. Hybrid classes are studio classes that are simultaneously livestreamed and made available to students remotely. Initially we are offering two weekly hybrid classes: Monday General Level with Judy Smith 10.30AM – 12.00PM Tuesday  General Level with Megan […]

  • Published On: 26 June 2023

    Why practise difficult asanas? Light on Yoga can be considered as one of the classical texts on yoga in the modern era, having inspired and continuing to enthuse millions. But there is a group of readers who get nervous and overwhelmed by seeing the advanced asanas like the Eka Pada […]


  • Published On: 2 February 2023

    IYL House Photographer – Cassian Gray We are excited to let you know that we have appointed our first House Photographer. Cassian Gray holds a BA in Photography and his work featured has featured in the British Journal of Photography, The Telegraph, and Creative Review. He describes his approach as, […]

  • Published On: 15 November 2022

Teacher interviews

  • Published On: 25 August 2021

    Richard Agar Ward is one of the most senior and long-standing teachers at Iyengar Yoga London. Here he shares his yoga beginnings and his first meeting with Guruji with us.

  • Published On: 22 June 2021

    In this fascinating talk senior Iyengar yoga teacher and teacher trainer, Sallie Sullivan, looks at how yoga postures have been represented on paper and in stone through the millennia and compares the instructions in ancient text to BKS Iyengar’s Light On Yoga.

  • Published On: 30 January 2021

    One of Iyengar Yoga London’s objectives is to make yoga as accessible as possible to people in our local area. In 2017, the centre launched an outreach programme to help subsidise Iyengar yoga classes for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. Iyengar yoga teachers were invited to apply for a six month […]

Remedial yoga

  • Published On: 13 February 2023

    Research Article – Yoga for People living with Multiple Sclerosis Yoga therapy teacher, Korinna Pilafidis-Williams, runs a class for neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis and parkinsons at Iyengar Yoga London. MS is an incurable neurodegenerative and chronic inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. In Europe and North America, […]

  • Published On: 29 March 2020

    During the winter months, when the immune system is compromised, we suggest the following sequence outlined by BKS Iyengar 

  • Published On: 15 May 2018

    Iyengar Yoga & Mental Health By Patrick Marmion Is the mind a figment of the body or the body a figment of the mind? This is the kind of chicken and egg question that keeps me awake at night. An enthusiasm for such questions was partly what led me to the […]

Yoga philosophy

  • Published On: 31 July 2020

    When going to a yoga class for the very first time, some students may be surprised that we start the class chanting ‘Om’ three times. Ainhoa Acosta takes a closer look at the practice and its roots.

  • Published On: 11 July 2016

    BKS Iyengar on yoga practice and ageing At 92 years of age BKS Iyengar continued to practise yoga for several hours each day. Here he describes how his practice changed with age and offers advice to students on yoga in later life.

  • Published On: 22 March 2016

    Rarely has there been a more unusual friendship than that between Jewish-American virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin and BKS Iyengar.