BNS Iyengar: A master of pranayama

BNS Iyengar: A master of pranayama

Our guru this month is BNS Iyengar. When I last practiced in Mysore in 2008 and 2009 I practiced Ashtanga at KPJAYI under the tutelage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois and studied pranayama daily with BNS Iyengar. The pranayama I learnt with him was one of the...
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya – The father of modern yoga

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya – The father of modern yoga

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya was an Indian yoga teacher and ayurvedic healer. Often referred to as “the father of modern yoga”, Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century, even though he may not be as...
Meet The Teacher – Zeena Kalisperides

Meet The Teacher – Zeena Kalisperides

How did you get into yoga? The first memory I have of yoga as an asana practice was seeing my mother practising in our living room.  She had studied Sivananda yoga whilst growing up in Mauritius, and I remember seeing her in shoulder stand and halasana and thinking it...
BKS Iyengar – The Master of Modern Yoga

BKS Iyengar – The Master of Modern Yoga

B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga, was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. The master of modern yoga, he was was born in India, on December 14, 1918.  At age 15, Iyengar moved to Mysore to study with his brother-in-law T....
Breath, Stillness, Movement and Modern Medicine

Breath, Stillness, Movement and Modern Medicine

We are lucky enough to have breath expert Tracy Elner as a student at Yoga West. Tracy and his colleague Dr Anthony Soyer deliver workshops and lectures on Breath, Stillness, Movement and Modern Medicine throughout London. Tracy agreed to share some of the findings of...