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Getting Started

How do I begin to study Iyengar Yoga?

Absolute beginners are advised to start in an Introductory or Beginner class. Those with some experience of other styles of yoga should come to a Beginners class first, where teachers can recommend a more suitable class if appropriate.

Where do I find a Iyengar Yoga class?

All Iyengar yoga teachers in Sheffield are part of SADIYA and are listed on this website (see Iyengar Yoga Teachers page). To find a Iyengar class close to you, at a time that suits you, with a particular teacher or with the appropriate level or specialistation please check our Yoga Classes page. To check or look for additional Iyengar Yoga classes in the UK please go to the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) website where you will be able to search for a class in your area.


Yoga Benefits and Suitable Classes

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga builds strength and stamina, improves flexibility, muscle tone and posture and calms the mind. Regular practice develops awareness and concentration and promotes general wellbeing. There are numerous documented health benefits.

What if I'm not flexible?

Beginner students are stiff more often than not. The postures are designed to increase flexibility. Equally important benefits of yoga, however, are increased strength and endurance.


More about Yoga

What is Yoga? What is Iyengar yoga?

Yoga is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world. Yoga practice both relaxes and energizes the body and mind and brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm. Iyengar Yoga is a carefully graded and systematic teaching programme that makes yoga very accessible to everyone, even those with injuries or illnesses, and allows yoga students to progress and practice safely.

How do I know that my teacher is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher?

All of the teachers listed on this site (see Iyengar Yoga Teachers page) are certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers. Iyengar Certification MarkThe Certification Mark is a registered trade mark awarded to teachers who are approved members of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK). Only properly trained and certified teachers who have maintained their professional development are legally permitted to use this logo. To check or look for additional Iyengar Yoga Teachers in the UK please go to the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) website where you will be able to search for a teacher in your area.


More about SADIYA

What is SADIYA?

Sheffield And District Iyengar Yoga Association or SADIYA is an association of Yoga teachers and students in and around Sheffield who work together to support teachers, organise yoga events, publish a regular newsletter and promote Iyengar Yoga. SADIYA is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity that has been in existence since 2001. For additional details or to join us please check our About SADIYA page. You do not need to be a member to attend the classes or workshops organised by SADIYA but your contribution will help the association grow and better meet the need of the Iyengar yoga communauty in the region. And you will receive our newletters, get access to our library and may get a discount on some yoga events!