What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient system of exercise and self-development which was first written down by Patanjali, 2,000 years ago.  Yoga is a Sanskrit word which means union - of mind and body.  The benefits it brings are physical and mental.  Yoga poses, which we learn in class, help counteract the physical toll
life takes.  Life takes its toll on the mind too - often we feel as though our minds are fragmented, and yoga helps to “put us back together”.  Some benefits happen very quickly, but the greatest effects take time, hard work and practice to achieve.  Over the last
sixty years BKS Iyengar has been developing an inclusive system of Yoga.
Everyone is able to practice and improve, with the emphasis on safety.  
Iyengar yoga allows you to choose to take your study of yoga as deeply as suits you; there will always be more to learn if that is what you are seeking.  

Precision is emphasised to obtain correct alignment and extension, to ensure safety.
Click HERE  to listen to a BBC  radio programme discussing Yoga from it’s origins to current beliefs and practices.