What is it?
At The Yoga Place North, we practice Iyengar Yoga, which is a branch of yoga placing a real focus on physical alignment to gain strength and stability in your body and mind. Yoga has long been known to improve circulation, posture, vitality and strength across the whole of the body’s functionality. Sometimes, however, this can make yoga a complicated discipline to become involved in, which is why at The Yoga Place North we celebrate Iyengar Yoga.
As a practice, Iyengar Yoga is fully accessible to everyone, as we make use of props where needed to simplify poses and postures (asanas) and to allow everyone to try – and indeed benefit from – the activities in our classes. In addition, our yoga instructors are fully trained and experienced Iyengar Yoga teachers, meaning that they will work with you throughout the class to make any adjustments to your session that you may need in order to gain the maximum benefit. Iyengar Yoga promotes mindfulness, freedom of physical movement, and balance for your mind, body and general wellbeing. It is not, as many traditional instructors will tell you, about becoming more “bendy”!