General yoga

Strength, stability, suppleness, skill, stamina, subtlety, support and stillness are just a few of the qualities that may be brought forth by a regular yoga practice. At Yarra Ranges Yoga, the general yoga offered comes from a foundation of the Iyengar Yoga method.

Iyengar Yoga is the yogic system named after Mr BKS Iyengar who practiced yoga daily until he passed away at the age of 95 years old. The sequencing, timing, technique/ attention to detail and repetition, as well as the use of props are often defined as the characteristics which distinguish the Iyengar system from other forms of yoga.

We regard Iyengar yoga as a practical system of yoga in which everyone, regardless of fitness or flexibility, can safely participate. Great attention is paid to alignment of the skeletal and muscular body, allowing the practitioner to steadily gain strength, flexibility and balance using the support of props as required. Iyengar yoga teachers undergo rigorous assessments and a thorough training program over many years to attain certification. This includes many hundreds of hours training, covering yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), yogic philosophy, and anatomy & physiology.