Maitri Studio, Belfast, National Iyengar Yoga Day, free class, Claire Ferry, Louise Belshaw

FREE CLASSES for National Iyengar Yoga Day!

Saturday 18th January - 10.00am to 12:30pm

Venue: Maitri Studio, 4 The Mount, Belfast

Contact: Claire or Kate


Sat 18th January 2020

National Iyengar Yoga Day FREE CLASSES

FREE CLASSES for National Iyengar Yoga Day!

On Saturday 18th January 2020, yoga teachers across the UK and Ireland will be offering free classes and holding events to celebrate National Iyengar Yoga Day. Named after B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the key figures credited with bringing yoga to the West, Iyengar yoga is the world’s most widely practised method of yoga. National Iyengar Yoga Day is an opportunity for people of all ages and levels of fitness to discover the benefits of Iyengar yoga for themselves.

These classes are aimed at people new to Iyengar yoga. To our regular students - we'd love you to be there to so bring along a friend to try it to get your place!

10-11am Beginners with Claire Ferry - for people new to yoga

11.30am-12.30pm All levels with Louise Belshaw - for anyone, including existing yogis perhaps who have studied in another branch of yoga

To register, click on the 'sign up' link next to the class on the calendar.

About Iyengar yoga

It is worth remembering though that Iyengar himself said "how can I give my name to a universal art? It is wrong to differentiate traditional yoga from Iyengar yoga...there is no distinction between one yoga and another: they all have the same root and the same purpose". Neverthless, we record his ability to bring out the hidden depths of yoga through a deep understanding of all eight limbs of the practice by calling it Iyengar yoga today.

BKS Iyengar (14th December 1918 – 20th August 2014) was a visionary Indian teacher who recognised the benefits of yoga and determined to make it widely accessible. His international bestseller ‘Light On Yoga’, published in 1966, is still considered an essential guide to yoga postures today. BKS Iyengar’s legacy is Iyengar yoga, an internationally standardised method of teaching popular with students everywhere from Rejkjavik and Rio to Beijing and Boston. Characterised by precision, teachers of Iyengar yoga practice and study for a minimum of five years before they can instruct students. This rigorous training has made Iyengar yoga one of the most trusted and widely practised forms of yoga in the world.