Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Adelaide
Iyengar yoga teacher
Yoga Theory was happy to team up with Marianna from Kamalini Yoga Studio in Indonesia to host an Adelaide Iyengar yoga workshop in 2017.
Marianna is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who was here to share her Iyengar yoga knowledge, practices and skills. It was a great time at the workshop with many students from the Adelaide University Yoga Club attending.
This was the Marianna’s first yoga workshop in Adelaide.
Iyengar yoga poses pay close attention to the anatomical details and the different alignments of each posture. This class and workshop was all about precision with the poses.
Most of the poses were held for longer than our standard yoga classes, and each pose was being modified for the best outcome.
Iyengar yoga workshop
This Iyengar yoga workshop was a great opportunity to work on our strength, flexibility and stability training with many questions and answers about Iyengar yoga.
Iyengar yoga is a great class to take because it is accessible to most people as the poses can be well adapted. It also has a high teaching standard as the teachers undergo serious and rigorous training often taking years to get certified.
Iyengar yoga classes are usually very safe because the focus on alignment and quality is a dominant theme and the use of props helps ensures everyone is doing the level appropriate to them.
One of our focus poses
How to do reverse triangle pose?
This was one of the poses Marianna showed us in the session. Ben from Yoga Theory also added these tips:
- This is an advanced yoga posture. You are working a major stretch in the legs and hips and the spine. Therefore alignment is paramount.
- Make sure you start with squaring of the hips. To do this place your hands on your hips and make sure they line up. From there you need to adjust your feet to the appropriate distance.
- This is a highly dependent on the individual but a few feet is generally good. Make sure your back foot is slightly inward angle about 45° – if it’s not you’ll create pressure on the sacrum and you’re spine won’t twist.
- From there you can progress down make sure you don’t overstretch by starting with a block or the shin. The back should be long (whenever you twist the spine, create length first).
- Keep pressing you’re inside foot down for more stretch and draw energy through the arms,hips and torso for greater stretch.
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