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Reflections on Passing my Iyengar Yoga Introductory Assessment

On the 7th of May, this year I received the news by the Iyengar assessment panel that I had passed my Introductory Level Iyengar yoga assessment, I responded with tears of relief. The possibility of not passing the assessment had felt very real, I had participated in previous Iyengar Yoga assessments volunteering as a mock student in the past, so I had seen how daunting the process could be and I had heard that many trainee teachers failed their assessment for various reasons, such as their practice being floppy and out of alignment or their teaching skills being too casual and not up to the Iyengar standard.

Yoga and Anxiety

Recently, I have noticed an increase in the number of new students enrolling at our yoga school who suffer with mild or in some cases chronic anxiety. Some students take medication for this condition. I know this because we ask all new students to fill in a health...

Conversion to Inversions

Why do we do inversions in Iyengar yoga? by Shayna Ogden Sitting in my local library chatting to an erstwhile yoga student, I was contemplating subject material for my next blog instalment. I asked her if she had any burning questions to ask about yoga. What is it...