People in a yoga studio, holding the downward dog pose

About Iyengar Yoga (WB106 Autumn)

A yoga practice based on classical Hatha Yoga, as developed by BKS Iyengar, with emphasis on precision and alignment in postures.

What will you learn on this course?

Iyengar Yoga places emphasis on precision and alignment. Basic standing, seated, and back bending postures (asanas) will be taught, as well as some recuperative poses. Inverted postures are introduced as and when the student is ready. Props (foam blocks, bricks and belts) are provided and used to make postures more accessible to students.

The course is hard working physical yoga practice and usually includes a short period of relaxation at the end of the class. Generally, students progress at their own rate with support from the tutor.

With regular practice, the benefits of Iyengar Yoga to body and mind are many, including increased suppleness, strength and stamina, as well as improved concentration and general well-being.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels, including beginners with no previous experience and those who have some experience and wish to revisit their practice before moving on to the improvers level.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

You should avoid having a meal during the 2 hours before the class. Please note that this course is not designed for pregnant women. All students should inform the tutor of any ongoing health problems.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement. You must bring your own yoga mat and a blanket or extra layer of clothing to keep you warm during meditation.

Are there any additional costs?

You must provide a non-slip yoga mat at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Hannah Cliff

Dates and times

  • September – December