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Iyengar Yoga Convention - a true celebration and enlivening 3 days

“The yoga I teach is purely Ashtanga yoga, known as the eight limbs of yoga. My pupils who follow me call it ‘Iyengar Yoga’ to distinguish it from the teachings of others." ― B.K.S. Iyengar

Iyengar Yoga Convention 2018 in Harrogate

Iyengar Yoga Convention 2018 - Harrogate

Dear friends,

Last week my husband and I went to Harrogate to attend the 2018 Iyengar yoga convention, which was dedicated to the celebration of 100 years since BKS Iyengar’s birth and his close relationship with the United Kingdom. The convention was taught by some of the most senior UK teachers: Margaret Austin, Tricia Booth, Julie Brown and Jayne Orton, Richard and Kirsten Agar Ward, Sallie Sullivan, Judi Sweeting and Tig Whattler, and other teachers with 30 and more years of experience. All these teachers spent much time over many visits studying with B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India. Their knowledge and understanding of yoga were learnt directly from Guruji.

Three days of practice with around 600 dedicated Iyengar yoga practitioners turned into a true celebration of Guruji’s life and work. We improved our practice, gained lots of useful information how to deal with back pain, or how to breathe correctly and safely, for example, if you are a HBP (high blood pressure person), and so on and so forth. We always learn something new.

Every Iyengar yoga student with at least 18 months of regular practice is welcome to join an annual Iyengar yoga convention and immerse oneself into a wonderful world of yoga, socialising, sharing, physical and spiritual development.

We are happy to welcome all of you, my dear yoga practitioners to get on mats and immerse ourselves to the endless journey of self-transformation.

Sincerely Yours,

Irina and Alistair

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