Home Practice

IYNYC article on starting your home practice

Level 1 Home Practice Sequences

Level 2 Home Practice Sequences

Lois Steinberg sequence for the respiratory system


A talk by Prashantji titled ‘International Yoga Day – Our Responsibilities’ on Facebook

Online session from Prashantji on the Yoga as per the tradition of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar

Iyengar Yoga UK YouTube Channel

Online Classes with Uday Bhosale

Free livestreamed and on-demand videos from Senior 3 Iyengar Teacher Helen Graham

Videos on specific poses and short sequences from Frances Mckee at The Yoga Extension


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.

  • Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar has developed what has come to be called Iyengar yoga from a firm spiritual, philosophical and practical base. Iyengar yoga is a way of life, rather than a physical activity. A very successful teacher training programme has run for many years and took its final intake of trainees in January 2018. A new system of preparing for teaching assessment is being finalised this year. Details of the new system will be set out on this page when available. Candidates for teaching assessment must have practiced Iyengar Yoga regularly for a minimum of 6 years before presenting for assessment. Candidates should not only have achieved a high standard in their personal practice in the Introductory asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar yoga and its philosophy. Good luck!

Marichyasana I

Bellur & RIMYI Events 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Bellur & RIMYI Events

IYUK have let us know about two events coming up soon:

Dr Rajvi Mehta
Bellur Trust
Four days Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 January 2021

Prashant S. Iyengar
Revisiting the basics in Iyengar Yoga
Eight days Friday 12 to Friday 19 February 2021

See Events & Workshops for more details

Dr Rajlaxmi in March 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Dr Rajlaxmi in March

Yoga Now have announced that Dr Rajlaxmi has agreed to teach another workshop in March this year.

See Events & Workshops for details.

The Yoga Extension – Workshops 150 150 iyogaglasgow

The Yoga Extension – Workshops

The Yoga Extension will be running two online workshops in January & February:

Teachers & Trainees

Teachers?  New to teaching? Trainees?  Wondering about mentorship?

Neil Gilles and Frances McKee are running a workshop on Saturday 23rd January 2.00pm – 4.00pm, exploring the new syllabus at level 1 and 2. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the poses you’re unfamiliar or struggle with.

Chair Workshop

6th February: Chair Workshop w/ Andrew Paine – focusing on forward extensions (2.00pm – 4.00pm)

See Events & Workshops for more details.

We look forward to seeing you.

National Iyengar Yoga Day – Free classes with Angie Harris 150 150 iyogaglasgow

National Iyengar Yoga Day – Free classes with Angie Harris

Angie Harris is running two free classes this Sun 17th Jan 2021 to celebrate National Iyengar Yoga Day.

See Angie’s class schedule for more details.

Iyenger Yoga Day Mini-convention with Jawahar Bangera 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Iyenger Yoga Day Mini-convention with Jawahar Bangera

To celebrate Iyengar Yoga Day, Iyengar Yoga (UK) are running a one-day virtual convention on 16th January 2021, taught by Jawahar Bangera.

See Events & Workshops for more details.

iYoga Glasgow Workshop with Abhay Javakhedkar 150 150 iyogaglasgow

iYoga Glasgow Workshop with Abhay Javakhedkar

Abhay will be running a general online workshop on Monday 28th December 10-12am.

Abhay has been teaching at RIMYI since 1988 and at his own Institute “Iyengar YogSadhana” at Pune also since then.

This will be a general class, but will also take account of the pandemic situation and trying reduce stress levels and increase the positivity of participants.

See Events & Workshops for more details.

The Yoga Extension Online Workshops over Xmas 150 150 iyogaglasgow

The Yoga Extension Online Workshops over Xmas

The Yoga Extension is running 3 online workshops over the Xmas period.

See Events & Workshops for more details.

Guruji birth anniversary event announced 150 150 iyogaglasgow

Guruji birth anniversary event announced

Abhijata Iyengar will be conducting Geetaji’s class of November 3, 2006 to celebrate the anniversary of Geetaji’s birth.

See Events & Workshops for more info.

The Yoga Extension – Moving On Up 150 150 iyogaglasgow

The Yoga Extension – Moving On Up

The Yoga Extension recently received the ‘green light’ to move the studio from its former ground floor premises, to a bigger, brighter space on the first floor – with plenty of natural light and the opportunity to welcome more students into the class.

In addition, there is a second smaller studio for 1-1 sessions, a large storage space for equipment, a kitchen area for post-class refreshment and good changing facilities.

Keep up to date with classes and developments at The Yoga Extension on:

Instagram: @theyogaextension
Twitter: @theyogaext

The Extension is currently teaching on-line but looking forward to getting students into the new space for in-person classes in 2021.

Andrew Paine, The Yoga Extension

Candlelit Practice online 800 400 iyogaglasgow

Candlelit Practice online

We can’t plan for our usual winter candlelit yoga practice event at the Western Baths, so the iYoga Glasgow committee has asked Valerie Miller to present a led practice online.

Sunday 13th December 5.30-7pm

See Events for details.

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