Iyengar Yoga

Yoga is an ancient system of spiritual development which dates back thousands of years, balancing mind, body and spirit.

Pupils learn through a carefully graded and systematic programme of asana (posture). Pranayama (breath control) is gradually introduced once students have a firm foundation of yoga practice. Yoga practice both relaxes and energizes the body and mind and brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm.

Iyengar Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Its founder B.K.S. Iyengar has dedicated his life’s work to yoga and is still practicing and teaching at his Institute in India in his 90’s.

The focus in Iyengar yoga is very much on achieving the correct alignment of the body in poses, using props such as walls, belts, blocks where necessary. This makes it accessible to all, regardless of age, flexibility or levels of fitness.

Gaynor Mullin

Gaynor has been practicing yoga since 2000, and qualified as an Introductory Level 2 teacher at the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga. She regularly attends classes and workshops to keep developing her own yoga.

“ I consider it a privilege to be able to introduce people to onto their own path of yoga”

Gaynor is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.  The Certification Mark is a registered trade mark awarded to teachers who are approved members of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK). Only properly trained and certified teachers who have maintained their professional development are legally permitted to use this logo. All teachers at MDIIY have the Certification Mark.  

"Regular practice of yoga can help you face the turmoil of life with steadiness and stability"     B.K.S. Iyengar