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.


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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: 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

    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 radical psychiatrist RD Laing and […]

  • Published On: 30 July 2017

    Garth McLean was a busy professional whose life changed dramatically when he received a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. He has become a renowned Iyengar yoga teacher and has helped and inspired teachers and students with MS around the world.

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

    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.