Guruji BKS Iyengar: the source of our inspiration
Iyengar Yoga (UK) Conventions are a friendly community gathering of our members learning the subject we love from the world’s most leading Iyengar yoga teachers.
For more than 20 years, the Iyengar Yoga (UK) annual convention has provided Iyengar yoga practitioners across the UK and Ireland with an opportunity to be taught by the world’s most experienced senior Iyengar teachers.
Over several days, as a group of between 200 – 800 people, the convention has been a focal point for our members to come together, for renewal, and for learning the subject we love, to honour and respect the source of our yoga tradition from India.
As yoga practitioners and teachers, we are largely made up of individuals working in isolation, so we relish this time to deepen our practice in an atmosphere of peer support and friendship as we return refreshed, ready to embed the learning in our own practice, with our students and in our local communities.
Over several decades, Guruji Iyengar trained a team of senior teachers in India both at his home in RIMYI and in Mumbai. To support the development of his work at home and internationally, these teachers traveled all over the world with Guruji, and also came to the UK to lead our conventions. These teachers have been a blessing and inspiration to us, a selection of photographs are featured below:.