Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga known for its focus on the correct alignment of asanas (postures) in order to give students the best possible benefits from their yoga practice. Iyengar yoga uses props such as belts, blocks and blankets to enable the correct performance of postures and to make the poses accessible to those of all ages and all walks of life. It is ideal for beginners who want a safe introduction to yoga, but also provides deeper instruction for those more advanced.
Iyengar Yoga teachers must complete intensive teacher training for at least three years before undergoing an independent, rigorous assessment process. The Iyengar certification is a sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding.