About Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga which emphasises musculo-skeletal precision and alignment in all postures. It also focuses on the correct sequencing of postures to bring about and enhance specific benefits and effects. The practice is progressive, building a stable foundation before attempting more demanding work. The use of props, where needed, such as blocks, chairs, blankets and belts, allows Iyengar Yoga to be practiced by everyone. 

Iyengar yoga was developed by BKS Iyengar, who was born in India in 1918. Affectionately known as Guruji to his students and admirers, he was, together with a few other yoga masters, responsible for introducing yoga to the west in the middle of the last century. His influence in the world of yoga across all traditions has been immense.

Asana classes at re-Innergise bring you the classic teaching of Iyengar Yoga while drawing your awareness and emphasis on your energy body. Growing your inner awareness in the poses. Helping you to identify where your body holds tensions and emotions and helping you to release these through the practice of asanas.

re-Innergise currently offers Monday morning General Level and Monday evening Beginners/General Level classes, as well as a monthly Restorative and Pranayama class. One-on-one yoga classes are available in-person at my home studio in Morden, SW London, details of which are available upon enquiry. More classes and courses will be added continuously.

Classes are held online via Zoom, unless stated otherwise. They are suitable for beginners with at least six months of in person Yoga experience. If you have any specific ailments or health issues, please contact me directly to discuss your needs ahead of joining a class.

Props for online classes: 

Most classes will require minimal use of props for support, but occasionally it may help if you have some available to help you remain in poses or to help with alignment or if you have any particular stiffness or ailments. If you do not have yoga props at home, don’t worry, many common household objects can be used. Some useful props include:

  • 1 yoga mat
  • 2 yoga bricks (or some thick books)
  • 2 yoga foam pads (or some thick books, wide enough to sit on)
  • 1 or 2 yoga blankets (can be house blankets or thick large towels)
  • 1 yoga belt (or a scarf or towel)
  • bolster or some firm cushions or pillows
  • some wall space, especially if you have any stability issues