Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

Yoga Workshops

This year the yoga community is celebrating 100 years since B.K.S. Iyengar’s birth. We have special events and workshops scheduled across the year.

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 >




MS Workshops with Garth McLean

We are delighted to welcome Garth McLean back for a weekend of workshops.

​Upon diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1996, Garth immediately took up a daily practice of Iyengar yoga and has been able to stabilise his condition. He teaches yoga intensives in his home base of Los Angeles and across the world including workshops on the positive effects of yoga on MS and other neurological conditions. You can read more about Garth’s story here >

​​Garth maintains that the practice can be adapted to suit whatever condition the student may be dealing with at whatever level.He is a founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics group, an LA-based not for profit dedicated to helping people manage diseases and conditions through the therapeutic applications of yoga. Garth studies annually with the Iyengar family in Pune. He holds an ​Intermediate Senior III teaching certificate.​


Restorative & Pranayama Class
Friday 26 October
Members £20 / Non-members £22


Workshop for Students with MS
For students with MS, teachers, care givers, and students with other neurological conditions including novice students who haven’t studied with Garth before

Saturday 27 October
10.15-12.15 / 1.15-3.15pm
Members £48/ Non-members £52


Workshop for Students with MS
For ​continuing students with MS or other neurological conditions, teachers, caregivers, and interested students. Previous workshop attendance with Garth preferred.

Sunday 28 October
11.15-1.15 / 2.00-4.00pm (Including a 45 minute break)
Members £48 / Non-members £52

Book now on 020 7624 3080



General / Intermediate Workshop with Gerry Chambers

Gerry Chambers qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 1980. Originally from Scotland he became interested in yoga in his mid 20’s when he lived in Canada. At York University in Toronto he completed a postgraduate degree with a thesis on Zen. He has completed further postgrad studies in Indian Religions at Trinity St Davids University, Wales.  Gerry moved to Bristol from London in 1999 to set up Yogawest, an Iyengar yoga centre, with his partner Lynda. He now lives in the beautiful county of Devon and travels to India regularly to learn from the Iyengar family.

Sunday 18 November
11.15 – 2.15pm

This asana workshop will explore the idea of Samyama as outlined in chapter three of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Samyama can loosely be translated as ‘integration’. It describes the process of mental absorption that can occur through the simultaneous practice of Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (union).

Members £36 / Non-members £39


Book now on 020 7624 3080



Geetaji’s Birthday General Workshop with Judy Smith

This workshop marks Geeta Iyengar’s birthday. BKS Iyengar’s eldest daughter began practising yoga from a young age and after leaving school would teach in her father’s place when he was away on international teaching tours. A master teacher, Geetaji is a pioneer for application of yoga for women’s health. Her books Yoga A Gem for Women, and Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood are guides on practice for the different stages of a woman’s life. Geeta is co-director of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) with her brother Prashant.

Friday 7 December
2.00 – 5.00pm
Members £30/ Non-members £33

Booking opens 2 October



Guruji Centenary 100 Asana Practice

Join Maida Vale teachers on the day that would have been Guruji’s 100th birthday for a celebratory led practice.

Friday 14 December
Open to All

Free for Members

Booking opens 2 October


Guruji Centenary Celebration Evening

Details TBC

Saturday 15 December
Times and details coming soon

Free for Members

Booking opens 29 October


General Workshops with Penny Chaplin 

Penny is one of seven of the Most Senior Leading Teachers of the UK, a special designation awarded to them by BKS Iyengar in 2009.

She started teaching herself from a book and first met BKS Iyengar in 1971 when he was teaching in London. As his direct student, she visits Pune yearly. She has been teaching since 1974. She teaches the Teachers Class, Intermediate and General classes and runs the Senior and Intermediate workshops at the Institute. She is a Moderator and Teacher Trainer for IY(UK).

She was a founder member of the Institute and for many years was actively involved in The National Teachers Association and currently sits on the Assessment & Teacher Training Committee of IY(UK).

Thursday 27 December
10.00 – 1.00pm
Members £30 / Non-members £33

Friday 28 December
10.00 – 1.00pm
Members £30 / Non-members £33

Booking opens 29 October