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 >





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 will be a Pune-style Geeta-inspired general workshop covering a variety of poses. It’s our way of expressing gratitude and appreciation to Geeta and wishing her a happy birthday and future good health and happiness.


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

Book now on 020 7624 3080



Guruji Centenary 100 Asana Practice

To mark what would have been BKS IYengar’s 100th birhday there will be a 100 Asana Practice led by Marco Cannavo. The practice will be interspersed with readings and poems by or about Guruji. It will not be a taught class and is suitable for members with at least one year’s Iyengar yoga practice.

Friday 14 December
10.00 – 1.30pm
£20 All proceeds will be donated to charities


Book now on 020 7624 3080


Guruji Centenary Celebration Evening

Please join us for an early evening of enchanting entertainment provided by our talented students to celebrate Guruji’s centenary!

Saturday 15 December
4pm – 7pm
£15 All proceeds will be donated to charities

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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

Book now on 020 7624 3080