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 >

 


 

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

 

FULLY BOOKED – WAITING LIST ONLY


General Level Workshop & Teachers Professional Development Day with Lynda Purvis

Lynda Purvis has been a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher since 1990. Originally from New Zealand she arrived in the UK after a few years travelling in Asia and started attending yoga classes in London where she trained as a teacher. From 1999 until 2011 Lynda was the co-owner and director of Yogawest in Bristol.  She has been to India on many occasions to attend intensive courses and general classes with the Iyengar family.  Lynda now lives with her partner Gerry in Devon.

This workshop will include asana, pranayama and chanting.

 

Iyengar Yoga Teachers Professional Development Day
Sunday 5 May
11.15-4.45pm
£24

Call to book on 020 7624 3080

 

General Level Workshop
Monday 6 May
10.30-1.30pm
Members £36 / Non-members £39

 


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 two 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) – with out getting exhausted! There will be time to ask questions.

Sunday 12 May
11.15-2.15pm
Members £30 / Non-members £33

 

 


 

Workshops with Firooza Ali

We are delighted to welcome Firooza Ali back to IYMV. Taught by BKS Iyengar from a young age, Firooza is one of India’s most experienced Iyengar yoga teachers. She has been teaching at the Light on Yoga Research Trust in Mumbai since it was founded in 1980.

With a curiosity sparked by yoga, Firooza earned an MPhil in 1982 and has been teaching philosophy to undergraduates ever since. Her philosophical understanding informs her yoga teaching which explores the deep connection between the philosophy and practice of yoga.

 

General Level Workshop 
Tuesday 14 May
2.00 – 5.00 pm 2.00-5.00 pm
Members £36 / Non-members £39

Teachers Workshop 
Friday 17 May
2.00 – 5.00 pm
Members £36 / Non-members £39

 

 

 


 

Morning Classes and Workshops with Pixie Lillas

Pixie Lillas returns to Maida Vale this summer to run a series of classes and workshops. Pixie started practising Iyengar yoga in 1976 and has returned to Pune most years since 1977. She opened the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio in 1980 and has been director and principal teacher there since. As well as offering her own teacher training courses she is closely involved with running the assessments for the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia and currently holds a Junior Advance Certificate.

 

Morning General Classes  
These are drop-in classes so no need to book.
       
Tuesday 18 June         7.30-9.00am
Wednesday 19 June   7.30-9.00am
Thursday 20 June        7.30-9.00am

£11 Members / £14 Non-members

 

Teachers & Intermediate Level Workshop 
For certified Iyengar Yoga teachers and students with four or more years of regular Iyengar yoga practice. You should be able to maintain a strong head balance and shoulder stand for 5-10 minutes, and be familiar with the standard poses.

Friday 21 June
2.00 – 5.00pm
Members £36 / Non-members £39

General Level Workshop 
For students with two or more years’ regular Iyengar yoga practice may attend this workshop.

Saturday 22 June
10.15 – 1.15pm
Members £36 / Non-members £39

Intermediate Level Workshop 
For students with four or more years of regular Iyengar yoga practice. You should be able to maintain a strong head balance and shoulder stand for 5-10 minutes, and be familiar with the standard poses.

Sunday 23 June
11.15 – 3.15pm
Members £48/ Non-members £52

 


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
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
Sunday 12 MayBeginners Moving up to General Level Workshop11.15-2.15pmJudy Lynn
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
Wednesday 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 for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Sunday 27 OctoberYoga Therapy Group for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Monday 28 OctoberYoga Therapy Group for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 2 Part 2All dayStephanie Quirk
Tuesday 29 OctoberYoga Therapy Group for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 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 for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk
Sunday 17 NovemberYoga Therapy Group for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk
Monday 18 NovemberYoga Therapy Group for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk
Tuesday 19 NovemberYoga Therapy Group for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers 1 Part 3All dayStephanie Quirk