Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

Yoga Workshops

Yoga workshops are a chance to work more deeply on your practice. They are usually longer than regular classes so you have time to explore postures in more detail and focus on specific teaching points.

Please note that our yoga workshops are generally unsuitable if you’re menstruating. If you have an injury or medical condition, please consult the office or the yoga workshop teacher before booking.

In addition to workshops held at Maida Vale you can find information about Iyengar events across the South East here >


Workshops with Jayne Orton

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.


General Workshop
Saturday 23 February
Members £36 / Non-members £39

Intermediate Workshop
Sunday 24 February
11.15 – 3.15pm
Members £48 / Non-members £52



Sutras Workshop with Sallie Sullivan

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.

Workshops with Kevin Gardiner

Kevin Gardiner Iyengar Yoga Teacher

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.

General Workshop
Saturday 16 March
Members £39 / Non-members £42

Intermediate Workshop
Sunday 17 March
Members £39 / Non-members £42


Book now on 020 7624 3080


Beginners Moving up to General Level Workshop with Judy Lynn

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

Book your place on 020 7624 3080


Teachers / Intermediate Level Workshop with Lois Steinberg

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

Book now on 020 7624 3080


2019 Workshops & Pop-up Classes

Booking opens two months before scheduled events. Pop-up classes are drop-in classes so no need to book.

Saturday 26 JanuaryGeneral Workshop10.15-1.15Aubrey Maasdorp
Sunday 3 February Intermediate Pop-up2.30-4.30Korinna Pilafidis-Williams
Saturday 23 FebruaryGeneral Workshop10.15-1.15Jayne Orton
Sunday 24 FebruaryIntermediate Workshop11.15-3.15Jayne Orton
Sunday 3 March Sutras Workshop11.15-2.15Sallie Sullivan
Sunday 10 MarchIntermediate Pop-up2.30-4.30Judy Smith
Saturday 16 March General Workshop10.15-1.15Kevin Gardiner
Sunday 17 March Intermediate Workshop11.15-3.15Kevin Gardiner
Sunday 14 AprilIntermediate Pop-up2.30-4.30Kate Rathod
Monday 22 AprilBeginners Moving up to General Level Workshop10.15-1.15Judy Lynn
Tuesday 30 AprilTeachers/Intermediate Workshop2.00-5.00Lois Steinberg
Sunday 5 May Professional Development Day 11.15-4.45Lynda Purvis
Monday 6 MayGeneral Level Asana Pranayama and Chanting Workshop10.30-1.30Lynda Purvis
Tuesday 14 May General Workshop2.00-5.00Firooza Ali
Friday 17 May Teachers Workshop2.00-5.00Firooza Ali
Tuesday 18 JuneGeneral Class7.30-9.00Pixie Lillas
Tuesday 19 JuneGeneral Class7.30-9.00Pixie Lillas
Thursday 20 JuneGeneral Class7.30-9.00Pixie Lillas
Friday 21 JuneTeachers/Intermediate Workshop2.00-5.00Pixie Lillas
Saturday 22 JuneGeneral Workshop10.15-1.15Pixie Lillas
Sunday 23 JuneIntermediate Workshop11.15-3.15Pixie Lillas
Saturday 6 July Scoliosis Workshop Part 1 - for teachers and students with scoliosis10.15-4.15Elise Miller
Sunday 7 July Scoliosis Workshop Part 211.30-3.30Elise Miller
Monday 26 AugustIntermediate Workshop10.30-1.30Alaric Newcombe
Saturday 31 AugustGeneral Workshop10.15-1.15June Whittaker
Sunday 1 SeptemberIntermediate Pop-up2.30-4.30Ofra Graham
Saturday 7 SeptemberProfessional Development Day10.15-4.15Susan Long
Saturday 21 SeptemberGeneral Workshop10.15-1.15Uday Bhosale
Sunday 22 SeptemberIntermediate Workshop11.15-2.15Uday Bhosale
Saturday 26 OctoberYoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Sunday 27 OctoberYoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Monday 28 OctoberYoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Tuesday 29 OctoberYoga Therapy Group 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Friday 1 NovemberPranayama6.30-8.30Garth McLean
Saturday 2 NovemberMultiple Sclerosis Workshop10.15-3.15Garth McLean
Sunday 3 NovemberMultiple Sclerosis Workshop11.15-4.15Garth McLean
Saturday 16 NovemberYoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk
Sunday 17 NovemberYoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk
Monday 18 NovemberYoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk
Tuesday 19 NovemberYoga Therapy Group 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk