Watch this selection of Iyengar yoga videos to discover more about Iyengar Yoga London, see demonstrations of example poses, and learn about the history and development of yoga through the ages.

A brief introduction to Iyengar Yoga London’s studios in Maida Vale, London. Teacher Marco Cannavo explains why Iyengar yoga is for everybody.

21 May, 1984 was a momentous occasion in the history of Iyengar yoga and for the Iyengar yoga studios in Maida Vale. BKS Iyengar, who was 65 at the time, gave a talk and demonstration before an audience of 2,000 at the Barbican Centre in London. He talked about Patanjali and the eight limbs of yoga and he gave a demonstration of pranayama and asanas. The occasion also included a performance by some of his close students that had been rehearsed at Maida Vale. Guruji generously donated the entire income from the evening to build the new studios at Maida Vale.

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. Build your understanding of Iyengar yoga by comparing instructions given in medieval texts to those in BKS Iyengar’s Light On Yoga.

Remedial teacher Korinna Pilafidis-Williams demonstrates how to put the Pune ‘shoulder jacket’ on. Try it, you will feel amazing!

Wall assisted standing pose sequence with Korinna Pilafidis-Williams.

Iyengar Yoga London – Third Studio Virtual Tour by Platform 5 Architects. Watch a visualisation of the proposed future yoga studio extension at Iyengar Yoga London.

News and articles

News and articles

  • Published On: 18 April 2024

    Below are extracts from a speech given by BKS Iyengar in 1984 at the opening of what was then called the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale, known today as Iyengar Yoga London. BKS Iyengar’s words convey how important it was to him to have established a yoga centre in […]

  • Published On: 7 March 2024

    Abhijata Iyengar is teaching the UK Iyengar Yoga Convention this year in London from 4-6 May. We will be livestreaming the convention to a large screen at the studio for people who would like to practice together as a group and have purchased a livestream convention place. This event is […]

  • Published On: 22 November 2023

    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.