About BKS Iyengar

Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, and the author of the classic yoga text Light on Yoga.


Mr. Iyengar's teachings are deeply grounded in the ancient yoga tradition. His intense practice and over 65 years of teaching have produced significant innovations.

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BKS Iyengar's innovations include:

  •     Emphasis on standing poses to develop strength, stability, and stamina
  •     Use of props to facilitate learning and adjust poses for stiff people
  •     How to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress
  •     Focus on details of the pose to develop concentration and body alignment

"Teaching is a difficult art, but it is the best service you can do to humanity."
B.K.S. Iyengar

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers complete a rigorous, extensive training, generally lasting 2-4 years. Becoming a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher requires years of practice, study and a rigorous examination of skills. For teachers, the Certification Mark demonstrates a commitment to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga.


Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS), the official website of IYNAUS, is your source for news and information about the Iyengar Yoga method, whether you’re a newcomer, an established student or a teacher. IYNAUS membership is open to all, join today and support our work to disseminate the work of B.K.S. Iyengar (and his students). Iyengar Yoga National Association Logo
Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southeast U.S. (IYASE)
Supports regional yoga teachers and Iyengar practitioners by building a scholarship fund for attending sponsored workshops and for travel to Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India to study with the Iyengars .
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