The Iyengar Yoga method is based on the teachings of
The practice of Iyengar Yoga is characterised by precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props. Practice builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility, which bring a sense of freedom and balance. The use of props makes Iyengar Yoga accessible to people of all ages by facilitating alignment and support in practice. With practice, awareness is developed and the mind is trained to focus on the present moment. This allows practitioners to experience quiet and stillness.
The Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification (pictured below) is used under licence by certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. The mark demonstrates a commitment of the teacher to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga. Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers complete years of intensive teacher training, undergo a rigorous assessment of their teaching and practice, and undertake continuing education to upgrade their certification to teach. For more info go to Iyengar Yoga Australia.