Iyengar Yoga (UK)
Convention 2022 May 28-30
We're so excited to welcome you back to in-person conventions with this inspiring three-day event led by Margaret Austin, in our favourite convention location of Harrogate.
In 2009, in recognition of the significant contribution UK teachers have made in promoting and encouraging Iyengar yoga both in the UK and Ireland and throughout the world, Margaret was one of only seven UK teachers then-teaching honoured with the designation "Most Senior Teacher" by Guruji himself.
As an early pioneer studying directly under Guruji, Margaret has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga. Margaret will guide us back into the beautiful art of teaching face-to-face Iyengar yoga, with her incisive observation, instruction, adjustment, and inspirational demonstration, to take us into that state of total absorption that we know is only really experienced in a live class situation.
This convention will reach and challenge everyone in the room, from relative beginners to advanced teachers, as Margaret's nurturing practice and teaching bring us renewal of energy, strength, mobility, and community, as well as emotional and physical wellbeing.
“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim, the better your practice, the brighter the flame” BKS Iyengar
The Convention will take place over three days, and works as a developmental teaching experience; we are therefore not offering the opportunity to book individual days. This in person event designed for our members includes all students and teachers together.
For students: A minimum of two years' regular attendance in Iyengar yoga classes with a named Iyengar teacher is required. You should be able to hold Sarvangasana for five to ten minutes, and ideally be able to perform Sirsasana either in the centre of the room or at the wall for five minutes, and/or have knowledge of how to adapt these poses for your needs.
The teacher will require you to take responsibility for your own physical and mental health and will not be able to give you help for individual problems. You are expected to manage these using your own knowledge and experience. If you are unsure whether you should attend with a certain condition you should consult your teacher or contact the Convention organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
For teachers: The whole weekend will count as specialist training for teachers.
The timetable below is likely to change, please note that registration will be from 09:30 on Saturday and the last class ends at 14:00 on Monday.
Our convention teachers always request that students stay on until the end of their teaching, so we respectfully request that participants do not leave early. Please book the time in your diary and plan your travel with this in mind.
11:00 - 14:00 Class One
17:00 - 19:00 Class Two
*This session will include Q&A and a short lunch break.
17.30 - 19:00 Class Four
09:30 - 10:30 Registration
10:00 - 12:30 Class Three
15:00 Outdoor Class Demo
10:00 - 14:00 Class Five*
This year we are returning to our favourite venue
Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC)
Harrogate Convention Centre is situated in the heart of the beautiful northern spa town of Harrogate. Nestling in the Yorkshire hills, lovely gardens, plants and trees sit alongside beautiful old buildings, cosy cafes, and independent shops, with a wide range of superb accommodation for all budgets, only a few minutes' walk away.
HCC offers the very best facilities and environment for our yoga community to be invigorated and refreshed by the study of Iyengar yoga.