*UPDATE - CONVENTION NEWS*
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are unable to hold our convention in 2020. This is of course hugely disappointing, however we are very much looking forward to 2021, as we are honoured and delighted to announce that Abhijata Iyengar has agreed to lead our convention: Friday April 30th until Sunday May 2nd 2021.
This convention is really something to look forward to; and promises to be a marvellous opportunity to bring our community together once the Covid-19 crisis is over, and be led by Abhijata who will guide us personally through the new changes developed at RIMYI. This event will be very special, as Abhijata will not be going to any other European countries.
Bookings from 2020 will be transferred to 2021, however anyone wishing to cancel their place will be able to do so and will receive a full refund. We will be writing to everyone in April to confirm how to do this. Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we get this sorted.
IYENGAR YOGA (UK)
23-25 May, 2020
with Jawahar Bangera
After the success of our last convention in Birmingham in 2017, it is an honour to welcome Jawahar Bangera back to the UK.
Jawahar started practising yoga directly under Guruji in 1969, and accompanied Guruji to many conventions over the years, he is a very experienced senior teacher, leading classes all over the world and at home in Mumbai where he is a director of the Iyengar Institute Yogashraya which was inaugurated by BKS Iyengar in 2002.
Jawahar is also a trustee and driving force behind the Light on Yoga Research Trust (LOYRT), formed more than 35 years ago to promote the learning and practice of Yoga in the Iyengar method, including the publication of RIMIYI journal Yoga Rahasya.
Don’t miss out, join us for this very special convention with Jawahar, an opportunity for us to experience Guruji's teachings directly from one of Guruji's most senior teachers.
“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” B.K.S. Iyengar
The Convention will take place over three days, and works as a developmental teaching experience, so we are not offering the opportunity to book individual days. Our event is designed to include all students and teachers together.
For students; a minimum of two years regular attendance in Iyengar Yoga classes is required, ideally, you should be able to hold Sirsasana in the centre of the room or at the wall for five minutes, and Sarvangasana for five to ten minutes, or have knowledge of how to adapt the 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 .
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.
09:00 - 12:00 Class Three
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
11:00 - 14:00 Class One
16:30 - 18:30 Class Two
15:00 - 15:45 AGM
16:30 - 18:30 Class Four
09:00 - 14:00 Class Five*
*This session will include Q&A and a short lunch break.
This year we are returning to the well-appointed
Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC).
The ICC is situated in Centenary Square, at the heart of Birmingham’s visionary new building developments, where outdoor piazzas, restful seating areas, water features, plants and trees sit alongside beautiful old buildings and fantastic new architecture.
With the lovely canal area behind, stunning pedestrian space to the front, and the award winning contemporary Library of Birmingham, with its relaxing herb roof garden, and remarkable Shakespeare Memorial Room next door, the ICC offers the very best facilities and environment for our yoga community to be invigorated and refreshed by the study of Iyengar yoga.