IYENGAR ® YOGA takes its name from B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the most important masters of contemporary yoga. Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar is more than 90 years old, but has lost none of his energy in his practice and teaching of yoga. The refinement of his intellectual capacity is in continuous development.

In his words: "Now I no longer stretch my body the way I did when I was thirty or fifty years old. Instead, I develop my inner intelligence to expand it; now my intelligence is stretching my body."

The Iyengar method is famous above all for the importance attributed to the correct alignment of the body in the yoga asanas. A proper alignment of the bones and joints allows for better balance with less muscular effort: in this way, even with less effort, we can achieve greater stability and circulation of energy thereby increasing health and wellbeing. All of this serves to develop body awareness which is reflected in all aspects of life.

The awareness of one's body can provide the tools to open areas that are blocked. It is because of all these characteristics that IYENGAR ® YOGA has obtained excellent results in improving the wellness of body and mind.

Through his teaching, B.K.S. Iyengar has made us understand the relationships between the various parts of the body. So, as Iyengar says, "The mind is a bridge between muscular movements and the organs of perception and opens the intellect connecting it with all parts of the body."

Another characteristic aspect of the practice and teaching of IYENGAR ® YOGA is the use of simple props or equipment including wooden blocks, blankets, belts, and benches. If one is seeking mental or physical benefit from a particular asana but is unable to assume the pose, support can be of great help. The use of equipment also allows the disabled and those with illnesses to benefit from yoga asanas.