Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) was one of the world’s leading and most influential exponents of yoga. Based in Pune, India, he had been teaching for over seventy years and devoted a lifetime to studying yoga. He has written key works on the philosophy and practice of yoga, of which the best known is "Light on Yoga". Today there are students and teachers trained in the Iyengar way all over the world, with over a thousand Iyengar yoga teachers in the UK.
The system of teaching is methodical and progressive, emphasising detailed correctness and absolute safety. When necessary, it uses supports called “props” that allow students to progress in their practice of postures safely at their own pace, to suit their own body. Beginners work in a basic way on simple postures according to their capabilities. As they develop they then move on to more refined ways of working as well as to more complex postures.
My classes are fun and challenging. From week to week we do a mixture of different types of asana (postures), relaxation and pranayama (breathing). I encourage students to work within their own capability. I am happy to help students with ailments; many of my students have gained relief from old injuries and health conditions.
I am qualified to Junior Intermediate Level 3.
I have been a pupil of Darren's for several years and enjoy his classes very much. Darren pays great attention to detail and if you have a particular health problem he goes out of his way to try and solve it for you.
I have been going to Darren's Thursday class since February. I like his passion for deeper knowledge and understanding of how our bodies work and how we can heal ourselves through yoga. I find it very empowering.
Darren's classes are excellent. He really pays attention to detail which is so important in doing the postures correctly. I have achieved so much in the last 2 years of his classes and have really enjoyed them.