Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga gets its name from B. K. S. Iyengar, who developed this as a variation to Hatha Yoga and continued practising it until his death at the age of 95.  While providing all the standard benefits of yoga, Iyengar places a huge emphasis on alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility, and stability is gained through the postures. It is strictly alignment-based and instructors focus on getting the pose just right and, if necessary, using numerous props to do so. 

Note: Students should bring their own yoga mat; all other equipment is provided.

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Suzanne Gribble

Elaine Morrison

An Iyengar Yoga practitioner for over twenty years, Suzanne Gribble has been teaching since 2009. She began teaching at The Bhavan in 2010 where she was also a student for several years. In keeping with the principles of Iyengar, she focuses on extension and alignment of the poses which help improve flexibility, strength, and stamina and quieten the mind. Embracing the challenges and the benefits of yoga, in what she describes as a life-long learning, she enjoys her role as a teacher as well as a student. Suzanne is an Intermediate Junior Level 2 teacher.

Elaine Morrison has been practising Iyengar Yoga since the mid-1980s becoming a qualified teacher in 2012. She is a former student of The Bhavan and now teaches classes at the Beginner level, alongside working on events and workshops with Suzanne Gribble.  She dedicates her practice to improving physical health through increased strength and flexibility as well as reducing stress to lead to mental calmness. She also continues to study with senior teachers having obtained her Iyengar yoga Intermediate Junior Level 1 certificate in 2018.

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