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WORDS FROM BKS IYENGAR:

About Hatha Yoga:
Ha means sun, which is the sun of your body, that is to say your soul, and tha means moon, which is your consciousness. The energy of the sun never fades, whereas the moon fades every month and again from fading comes to fullness. So the sun in all of us, which is our soul, never fades, whereas the mind or consciousness, which draws its energy from the soul, has fluctuations, modulations, moods, ups and downs like the phases of the moon. It is like quicksilver, and as quicksilver cannot be caught by the hand, so we canot easily catch hold of the mind. Yet when consciousness becomes still, and when the energy of consciousness is still, consciousness too is still, and the soul pervades the entire body.
From The tree of Yoga, 1988.

About Yoga Asanas:
“In any yoga pose, two things are required: sense of direction and centre of gravity. Many of us do not think of the sense of direction, yet in each pose, both sense of direction and the centre of gravity need to be maintained. To maintain the centre of gravity, the muscles all have to be aligned with each other.”
From The tree of Yoga, 1988.



ABOUT STEPHANIE

Teacher qualified by the Iyengar® Yoga Association of the UK, certified by the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute of Pune, India.

Stephanie Cavallin started practising yoga in Toulouse, France, with Dominique Sechet in 1998. She has always studied following the Iyengar method, and over the years has attended many workshops taught by some of the world’s leading yoga teachers, including Geeta Iyengar, daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar, Birjoo Metha, Christian Pisano, Jawahar Bangera, Swami Chanchani, Faeq Biria and many others.

She started the Iyengar teacher training course after moving back to Ireland in 2004 and has been qualified since 2006. She has a Junior Intermediate Level I teaching qualification (click here for information on the teaching levels) and holds classes and workshops daily in Belfast.

TEACHING SYSTEM

There are 180 Iyengar Yoga Institutes worldwide and Iyengar Yoga is taught in more than 40 countries. B.K.S. Iyengar has evolved precise posture (asana) and breathing (pranayama) techniques with a firm philosophical base in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Patanjali lived about 1700 years ago, in India. He is credited with texts on Ayurvedic medicine and Sk grammar as well as the yoga sutras which encapsulate yoga philosophy in just 196 sutras (aphorisms).
The system of teaching is methodical and progressive, emphasising detailed correctness and absolute safety. When necessary, it uses supports called “props” that allow students to progress in their practice of postures safely at their own pace, to suit their body. Beginners work in a basic way on simple postures according to their capabilities. As they develop they then move on to more refined ways of working as well as to more complex postures.

For more information about the Sage Patanjali, and to hear a recording of B.K.S. Iyengar singing the invocation to Patanjali, please click here

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