I first went to a Iyengar yoga class with Elaine in 2007 when I was preparing for the European Master's Games. Elaine's teaching is thorough, encouraging AND challenging. Now I've come back to class, I keep asking myself why I stopped coming! I appreciate the precise teaching and demonstration and the clear preparation that has gone into each class. I can recommend Iyengar yoga for its staged approach and the continual development it offers to everyone.
I was new to yoga when I started the class with Elaine about 8 months ago and
can recommend her, she is an excellent teacher. She has guided me through the poses
and her enthusiasm and respect for Iyengar yoga rubs off on you. Since I have been
going to her class I have done things I didn't think I would ever do including shoulder
stands and the relaxation class is amazing, it makes you feel you are completely
refreshed and rejuvenated. Give it a try and you will be hooked -
I am a 60-
I have so far been able to avoid serious back problems and yoga also seems to help
keep my weight in check. The practice is demanding, especially as I am growing older,
but the sense of all-
SL Leamington Spa
What the students say
2008 European Master's gold medal winner -
I'd done yoga for a number of years before I tried Iyengar yoga; that's when I truly realised what yoga is about! It is challenging, in a very positive way, promoting discipline, strength and endurance. We are encouraged to think about the level to which we can work to and challenge ourselves, learning about our limitations. In this way Iyengar yoga is very adaptable to your strengths; the use of props allow you to progress gradually.
The classes are very structured and the use of equipment has enabled me to develop more precision and understanding in my yoga poses. I've managed to incorporate some of the postures into my daily routine; the benefits carry on outside of the class. I was able to carry on with the classes throughout my recent pregnancy and I am certain that this me helped me enormously in my pregnancy and in recovering after the birth. The fact that I was still able to join in, with some adaptations, was brilliant and made me feel really empowered about my pregnancy. I was pleased to still be able to enjoy yoga.
If you are looking for a class that provides high quality teaching within a friendly and nurturing environment, then this is it. The classes are varied and well structured with each class having a definite focus for that week. Everyone is very supportive of each other and people can work to their own level and progress at their pace with no sense of pressure or competition. The great thing about Iyengar yoga is that the props support you as you develop and they change as you do.
I like Iyengar Yoga because it isn't competitive in any way -
Yoga is "time out" -
Yoga makes me feel tall and strong, and generally better about myself.
I really think that Iyengar Yoga helped me to have healthy pregnancies, and quick,
easy births -
8 years of classes
9 years of classes