About Iyengar Yoga & iYoga Glasgow

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The home of Iyengar Yoga in Glasgow and the West of Scotland

iYoga Glasgow was established in 2006 to promote Iyengar Yoga in the West of Scotland. Since then, many students have undertaken the rigorous training and examination to become Iyengar Yoga Instructors. This website offers these teachers a place to advertise their classes, and share their love of Iyengar Yoga. You can learn more about B.K.S Iyengar and join iYoga Glasgow as a member too.

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FAQs

We hope we've answered some of the most common frequently asked questions here. However, if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can contact an individual teacher or complete the contact us form here on the website.

  • No. The focus of Iyengar yoga is on postural alignment which can alleviate postural/structural problems. Flexibility is not important, and can even be a hindrance. Both your flexibility and strength are likely to grow through practicing yoga.

    Yoga can help to develop a deeper knowledge of yourself, which can contribute to greater self-confidence.

  • It is best not to eat a full meal less than 3 hours before class, or a light meal less than 2 hours.

  • A course is often a set of classes lasting, say, six or eight weeks. Most classes run weekly, and are available to students on a drop-in basis, sometimes with a higher fee than if you commit to a course. Workshops are generally one-off events, often taught by visiting teachers, are longer than classes, and more intense.

  • An introductory or beginners’ class or course will set you on the right path. Make sure you tell your teacher if you haven' tried yoga before, so they can give you extra assistance if required.

  • Clothes that do not restrict your movement. It helps if your teacher can see your knees and feet so most students wear tights or shorts, and a T-shirt. Yoga is generally practiced in bare feet.

  • Unless your teacher makes it clear otherwise, equipment will be provided. Some people, however, like to take their own yoga mat.

  • Iyengar yoga is for anyone irrespective of age, gender, health, religion and circumstances in life. Iyengar yoga is not competitive. You will not be judged against other people.

  • You can attend regular classes up until your 10th week of pregnancy, but you must avoid some postures, so please tell your teacher. 10-14 weeks yoga is not advised. From 14 up to the birth, you may participate in a class provided you have an established practice with a regular teacher. There are some dedicated pregnancy classes.

  • Yes. Please let your teacher know at the start of class, as some postures are not suitable. Your teacher will provide you with alternatives.

  • Only those over 16 years. There are some classes run especially for children and teenagers.

  • iYoga Glasgow is a local institute of Iyengar Yoga UK (IY UK), run by a voluntary committee that complies with IY UK requirements. All the teachers on this website are fully qualified and are holders of the IY UK Certification Mark.

  • Iyengar yoga is characterised by precision and alignment in the execution of the postures (asanas), sequencing of the asanas towards a desired result, timing in the length of time the asanas are held for maximum benefit, and the use of props if required to help a student gain the maximum benefit from each asana. Iyengar yoga concentrates on postural alignment and body awareness. For more information see IY UK website FAQ’s.

  • You can find full details on how to join iYoga Glasgow on our Memberships page.

"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees."

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B.K.S Iyengar developed and practised Iyengar Yoga until his death at the age of 95 in Pune, India. Time Magazine once listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, such is the impact of his teaching. Yoga is an ancient, tried and tested system of personal development. The Iyengar system is based on the 1,700 year old teachings of the guru Patanjali.

About joining iYoga Glasgow

iYoga Glasgow membership is open to any practitioner or teacher and is a great way to get discounts on Iyegar Yoga workshops. We’ll also keep you up to date on Iyengar Yoga news with our newsletter. Visit our Membership page to find out more about what we offer!

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We are members of Iyengar Yoga (UK) – The National Iyengar Yoga Association.

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Certification Mark – Iyengar certification mark Only certified teachers teach genuine Iyengar yoga. All of ours hold the Iyengar Yoga Teachers Certification Mark, a sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding. To use this logo, they have to be properly trained and maintain their development.

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