Iyengar Yoga is named after B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teaching emphasises alignment and precision in the practice of the yogasanas (postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing). Widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on yoga he practised and taught for over seventy years.
BKS Iyengar (1918 - 2014)
Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, the founder and guru of "Iyengar Yoga" sadly passed away on 20th August 2014 aged 95. Widely recognised as one of the greatest yogi's of the modern age he had a huge influence on the practice of yoga worldwide. We, at IIYS, mourn his passing but celebrate his life and the benefits his teachings, given so freely, have brought to so many.
"When I practice I am a philosopher, when I teach I am a scientist, when I demonstrate I am an artist."
The Institute of Iyengar Yoga in Sussex (IIYS) is an organisation of Sussex based teachers and students who study the Iyengar way of practising Yoga. It was established in 1993, and currently has about 100 members, including teachers in East and West Sussex.