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.



Bank holiday workshops with Richard Agar Ward

This May bank holiday one of our most senior teachers, Richard Agar Ward, is offering two workshops. Richard has been teaching for over 35 years and is a trainer at Intermediate Junior and Senior levels. He attended his first class with Guruji in London in 1976 and has been returning regularly to Pune to study directly with the Iyengars since 1977.

General Workshop
Sunday 30 April
11.15am – 2.15pm
Members £36/Non Members £39

Intermediate Workshop
Monday 1 May
10-15am – 2.15pm
Members £48/Non Members £52

Book your place on 020 7624 3080


General/Intermediate Workshop Series with Jawahar Bangera

We are delighted to welcome Jawahar to teach an intensive series of workshops. Jawahar was originally introduced to yoga by his parents, who were pupils of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. He began practicing yoga directly under Iyengar’s guidance in 1969 and has been teaching since 1980.

In 1987, 1990, 1992 and 1993, Jawahar accompanied Guruji to conventions in the US, UK, and Europe and first taught in the UK at Crystal Palace in 1999. Since that time, he has regularly been invited to conduct workshops for both teachers and students around the world. He has also conducted many Iyengar Yoga Conventions all over the world. Jawahar teaches classes in Mumbai, where he is a director of the Iyengar Institute in Lower Parel and is also a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust (LOYRT).

Jawahar is conducting the IY(UK) Convention this year.


Monday 22 May               2.00-5.00pm

Tuesday 23 May              2.00-5.00pm

Wednesday 24 May        2.00-5.00pm

Thursday 25 May           2.00-5.00pm


The workshops can only be booked as a series. Members £160 / Non-members £200




Six Part Yoga Therapy Training Course for Teachers with Stephanie Quirk

Stephanie Quirk has taught many six-part training workshops on therapeutics. She regularly shares her knowledge and expertise with Iyengar yoga teachers around the world. We are delighted that Stephanie will be providing yoga therapy training at IYIMV during November 2017 and in each successive year until 2022.

Writing on her website Stephanie notes, ‘My first visit to the institute (RIMYI) in Pune was in Dec-Jan-Feb ‘91/’92. When I returned in 1994 I decided that I wanted to immerse myself fully into the institute for a longer time. That longer time extended itself to more than 20 years . . . . . . . I stayed and I stayed’. During this time, she assisted in all classes including the medical and women’s classes. This experience forms the basis of her yoga therapy training.

Six Part Course Timings
The first part of the course will be held on 11-14 November 2017 and the training will then be once a year for six years.  Part two will be held on 22-25 September 2018 and part three will be on 16-19 November 2019. Each training session will be held over four days. The cost of the first four day block is £300.

Saturday 11 Nov10.30-1.30pm and 3.30-6.00pm
Sunday 12 Nov10.30-1.30pm and 3.30-6.00pm
Monday 13 Nov10.30-1.30pm and 3.30-6.00pm
Tuesday 14 Nov9.00-12.00pm and 1.30-4.00pm

Therapy Training for Teachers – Course Requirements and Entry Criteria
Teachers at intermediate level will be given priority on the course. Introductory teachers may apply and will be kept on a reserve list and given places if they become available. The therapy training with Stephanie is a structured course and sequential attendance is required.

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