Jayne Orton is Director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Birmingham and one of the UK’s most experienced and advanced Iyengar Yoga teachers. She started practising Iyengar Yoga as a teenager in 1975 and has visited the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune over 20 times to study directly with the Iyengars. In 1980 she began teaching in Birmingham and has continued ever since. In December 2011 was awarded an Advanced Certificate by BKS Iyengar . She teaches intensives and workshops throughout the UK, Europe and North America and conducts teacher training at Introductory, Intermediate and Senior levels.
Saturday 23 February
Members £36 / Non-members £39
Sunday 24 February
11.15 – 3.15pm
Members £48 / Non-members £52
Sallie began practising Iyengar yoga in 1980. She gained her Introductory certificate in 1986, Junior Intermediate 3 in 1990 and Senior Intermediate 3 in 2004. She has been a dozen times to study with the Iyengars in Pune where she has also assisted in the medical classes, and has attended many events with Guruji, Gita, Abhijata and visiting teachers from India. She is registered for Yoga Therapy with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Sallie runs the Introductory Teacher Training course at the Institute.
Sunday 3 March
Members £30 / Non-members £33
The workshop will include chanting and discussion of the sutras followed by restorative poses. It is suitable for students who have been attending Iyengar yoga classes regularly for two years or more.
Kevin Gardiner, a native New Yorker, began studying yoga in 1970 and has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1982. He was a co-founder of the Iyengar Institute of Greater New York serving on it’s Executive Committee and in various leadership roles continuously since it’s inception. In 2009 Kevin was honored to receive his Intermediate Senior I Teacher’s Certificate from Guruji himself. He and his wife Erika are directors of the Amrita Yoga Center in Hungary.
Saturday 16 March
Members £39 / Non-members £42
Sunday 17 March
Members £39 / Non-members £42
If you are thinking of moving up from Beginners to General classes and have been attending classes for about 2 years, this workshop is for you.
It will be well paced so that we will have time to look at the different types of poses, including a few taught in General classes, and work towards Sirsasana (headstand) – without getting exhausted! There will be time to ask questions.
Bank Holiday Monday 22 April
10.15 am -1.15 pm
Members £30 / Non-members £33
Lois Steinberg, one of the three most senior Iyengar yoga teachers in North America, is returning to Maida Vale this year to teach a one-off workshop.
Lois Steinberg is an Advanced Junior 2 Certified Iyengar Yoga instructor with over 35 years of teaching experience. Her extensive study with the Iyengars includes annual participation in the general and medical classes at RIMYI and she is widely respected for her knowledge of Iyengar yoga therapeutics. She is Director of Iyengar Yoga Champaign Urbana in Central Illinois.
Tuesday 30 April
2.00 – 5.00pm
£36 Members, £39 Non-members
Booking opens two months before scheduled events. Pop-up classes are drop-in classes so no need to book.
|Saturday 26 January||General Workshop||10.15-1.15||Aubrey Maasdorp|
|Sunday 3 February||Intermediate Pop-up||2.30-4.30||Korinna Pilafidis-Williams|
|Saturday 23 February||General Workshop||10.15-1.15||Jayne Orton|
|Sunday 24 February||Intermediate Workshop||11.15-3.15||Jayne Orton|
|Sunday 3 March||Sutras Workshop||11.15-2.15||Sallie Sullivan|
|Sunday 10 March||Intermediate Pop-up||2.30-4.30||Judy Smith|
|Saturday 16 March||General Workshop||10.15-1.15||Kevin Gardiner|
|Sunday 17 March||Intermediate Workshop||11.15-3.15||Kevin Gardiner|
|Sunday 14 April||Intermediate Pop-up||2.30-4.30||Kate Rathod|
|Monday 22 April||Beginners Moving up to General Level Workshop||10.15-1.15||Judy Lynn|
|Tuesday 30 April||Teachers/Intermediate Workshop||2.00-5.00||Lois Steinberg|
|Sunday 5 May||Professional Development Day||11.15-4.45||Lynda Purvis|
|Monday 6 May||General Level Asana Pranayama and Chanting Workshop||10.30-1.30||Lynda Purvis|
|Tuesday 14 May||General Workshop||2.00-5.00||Firooza Ali|
|Friday 17 May||Teachers Workshop||2.00-5.00||Firooza Ali|
|Tuesday 18 June||General Class||7.30-9.00||Pixie Lillas|
|Tuesday 19 June||General Class||7.30-9.00||Pixie Lillas|
|Thursday 20 June||General Class||7.30-9.00||Pixie Lillas|
|Friday 21 June||Teachers/Intermediate Workshop||2.00-5.00||Pixie Lillas|
|Saturday 22 June||General Workshop||10.15-1.15||Pixie Lillas|
|Sunday 23 June||Intermediate Workshop||11.15-3.15||Pixie Lillas|
|Saturday 6 July||Scoliosis Workshop Part 1 - for teachers and students with scoliosis||10.15-4.15||Elise Miller|
|Sunday 7 July||Scoliosis Workshop Part 2||11.30-3.30||Elise Miller|
|Monday 26 August||Intermediate Workshop||10.30-1.30||Alaric Newcombe|
|Saturday 31 August||General Workshop||10.15-1.15||June Whittaker|
|Sunday 1 September||Intermediate Pop-up||2.30-4.30||Ofra Graham|
|Saturday 7 September||Professional Development Day||10.15-4.15||Susan Long|
|Saturday 21 September||General Workshop||10.15-1.15||Uday Bhosale|
|Sunday 22 September||Intermediate Workshop||11.15-2.15||Uday Bhosale|
|Saturday 26 October||Yoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Sunday 27 October||Yoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Monday 28 October||Yoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Tuesday 29 October||Yoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Friday 1 November||Pranayama||6.30-8.30||Garth McLean|
|Saturday 2 November||Multiple Sclerosis Workshop||10.15-3.15||Garth McLean|
|Sunday 3 November||Multiple Sclerosis Workshop||11.15-4.15||Garth McLean|
|Saturday 16 November||Yoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Sunday 17 November||Yoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Monday 18 November||Yoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3||All day||Stephanie Quirk|
|Tuesday 19 November||Yoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3||All day||Stephanie Quirk|