WELCOME TO NORTHLAKE YOGA
IYENGAR YOGA ROOM IN WANAKA
ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA
Yoga is for everyone
Iyengar Yoga is named after B. K. S. Iyengar (1918 - 2014) whose method of teaching yoga emphasises precision and alignment when performing yoga postures (asanas), sequencing the asanas and the time staying in asanas.
In Iyengar yoga classes, props such as belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters and chairs are often used as aids to explore and learn to perform asanas. Props are useful to make each asana accessible to all and they can can be used to help us to stay in asanas for longer period of time. Yoga can be practiced by everybody, regardless of their age and level of flexibility .
The word yoga comes from the root word ‘Yuj’ meaning ‘Union’, the coming together of the body, mind and spirit. Guruji B.K.S Iyengar has said: " Yoga uses the body -the container- to touch the content -the soul". To stay in asanas in right alignment for long period of time enables this to happen.
One of the key factors when practicing yoga is to align the muscles and joints so that intelligence and energy can flow through the body and mind freely.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher
I have practiced Iyengar Yoga for 15 years. It's my passion. For the last 5 years as a yoga teacher in Wanaka I have been able to share my constantly developing knowledge of the yoga practice with the students who come to my yoga class. Yoga and teaching yoga is a journey, learning never ends it just deepens. To inspire and to be inspired by others is my goal when teaching yoga. I am a student of yoga and wish my students to become students of yoga as well.
REWARDS OF REGULAR YOGA PRACTICE
CALMNESS, FOCUS, ENERGY AND STRENGTH
Increased stamina, strength & flexibility
Improved joint mobility
Improved balance and body awareness
Better concentration & ability to focus
Strengthened immune system
Improved breathing leading to better sleep and increased energy
" Asana is not just a physical performance.See how your mind goes into asana, how your intelligence goes everywhere and you feel presence everywhere"