Timetables

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
morning 1 9.30 - 11.00
beginners
Henrietta Parker Centre, Ray Road Molesey KT8 2LG
Charlotte Palmer
  10.00 – 11.30
Mixed Ability
Bramley Road
Cheam SM2 7LR
Sarah Donnelly
9.30 - 11.00
mixed ability
Henrietta Parker Centre, Ray Road Molesey KT8 2LG
Charlotte Palmer

 

8.45 - 10.15
general 
18 Raeburn Avenue 
KT5 9DP
Anna Holmes
8:40am – 9.55am
mixed ability
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre Vicarage Rd TW11 8EZ
Jane Howard
morning 2 11.15 -12.45
improvers
Henrietta Parker Centre, Ray Road Molesey KT8 2LG
Charlotte Palmer
10.30 - 11.45
mixed ability
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre Vicarage Rd TW11 8EZ
Dolores Pinto
  10.00 – 11.30
Mixed Ability
Elmcroft Centre
North Cheam
SM3 9AB
Sarah Donnelly
10.30 - 11.45
mixed ability
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre Vicarage Rd TW11 8EZ
Dolores Pinto
10.00 - 11.00
mixed ability
Better Gym
20-28 Broad St Teddington TW11 8QZ
Jane Howard

 

afternoon 1 12.15 - 13.30
mixed ability
Thames Ditton Centre, Mercer Cl, KT7 0BS
Sharon Kipps
11.15 - 12.45
beginners Henrietta Parker Centre, Ray Road Molesey
KT8 2LG 
Charlotte Palmer
12.30 - 14.00
General level
Ulverscroft Studio,
67a Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood
KT10 0AB
Judith Richards
11.15 - 12.45
beginners Henrietta Parker Centre, Ray Road Molesey
KT8 2LG 
Charlotte Palmer
 

 

10.30 - 17.00
teacher training
Putney Iyengar Yoga Centre, Hotham Rd, London SW15 1QS. every 3-4 weeks
Judith Richards
afternoon 2

 


14.30 - 15.45
beginners
Ulverscroft Studio,
67a Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood
KT10 0AB
Judith Richards
17.30 - 18.45
beginners (over 60)
18 Raeburn Avenue 
KT5 9DP
Anna Holmes

 

 

12.00 - 15.00
(SEE EVENTS)
General workshops every 5-8 weeks
St. Christopher’s Hall
Claygate Lane,
KT10 0AQ
Judith Richards

 

evening 1 18.15- 19.25
Beginners
Kew Community Centre St Luke's, The Avenue TW9 2AJ
Janette Browne
17.30 - 19.30
Intermediate
Ulverscroft Studio, 67a Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood
KT10 0AB
Judith Richards
19.00 - 20.30
Iyengar Yoga for beginners
Ulverscroft Studio, 67a Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood
KT10 0AB
Amina Kassam-Bunce
18.30 - 19.45
mixed ability
Thames Ditton Centre, Mercer Cl, KT7 0BS
Sharon Kipps

 

 

 

evening 2 19.00 - 20.30
Iyengar Yoga for beginners
Ulverscroft Studio, 67a Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood KT10 0AB
Amina Kassam-Bunce
19.30 - 21.00
mixed ability
Wallis Room at Long Ditton Village Hall,
KT6 5LS
Jane Howard
19.30 - 20.30
mixed ability
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
Vicarage Rd
TW11 8EZ
Jane Howard
19.15 - 20.30
beginners
18 Raeburn Avenue 
KT5 9DP
Anna Holmes
19.00 - 20.30
Iyengar Yoga for beginners
67A Manor Road North
Hinchley Wood
Esher
KT10 0AB
Amina Kassam-Bunce

 

 

evening 3 19.30-20.45
The Whitehouse(YMCA) The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN
Sharon Kipps

19.30- 21.00
General
Kew Community Centre St Luke's, The Avenue TW9 2AJ
Janette Browne
19.45 - 21.30
mixed ability
Hampton Pool, High St TW12 2ST
Yves Bouvy
19.30 - 21.00
mixed ability
18 Raeburn Avenue
KT5 9DP
Anna Holmes

 

 

 

 

Clickhere for venuesand here for teachers information

Classes

Foundation 10 week courses starting January, April and October designed for complete beginners and those who wish to refresh their basic skills.
General Mixed Ability These classes are structured to allow beginners to work alongside more experienced students. The programme and the instructions given by the tutor are planned to allow beginners to learn a new discipline in a safe and supportive environment, and for more experienced students to progress or maintain their practice.
Intermediate For students with more than 3 years regular practice who are proficient in headstand.
Supported (s) For students needing more support in their practice through illness, injury or ageing.
Restorative Resting poses and attention to breathing – for students with at least 2 years practice of Iyengar yoga
Pregnancy If you have practised yoga before and are in good health, you may join our general classes. Special pregnancy classes may be offered if numbers permit.
Teacher Training Students with at least 3 years regular practice of Iyengar Yoga with a qualified teacher may apply for teacher training.
Workshops Workshops are designed to enable the participants to go deeper into their practice and paced to allow the body to gain maximum benefit.

Fees

Fees vary according to the venue and the type of class. Please apply to the teacher of the class you wish to attend for details. Reductions are sometimes available for booking 10 or more classes.

All fees are payable to the teacher (or centre) where you are attending. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Venues

Make sure you come a few minutes early to introduce yourself to the teacher and discuss your previous experience and any injuries or medical conditions. You can download a registration form to fill in and bring with you to your first class.

18 Raeburn Avenue, KT5 9DP W 19.30, Th 17.30, 19.15, Sa 8.45
St Christopher's Church and Hall, Claygate Lane, KT10 0AQ  
Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington, TW11 8EZ Tu 10.30, W 19.30,  Fr 10.30, Su 08.40
Thames Ditton Centre, Mercer Close, Thames Ditton. KT7 0BS M 12.15, Th 18.30
Henrietta Parker Centre, Ray Road, Molesey KT8 2LG M 9.30, 11.15, 19.30, Tu 19.30, Th 9.30, 11.15
67a Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood, KT10 0AB M 19.00, T 17.30, W 12.30, 14.30, 19.00, F 19.00
Hampton Pool, High St, Hampton TW12 2ST Tu 19.45
Fitness First, 20-28 Broad Street, Teddington, TW11 8QZ Sa 10.00
Long Ditton Parish Hall, 2 Ewell Road, KT6 5LS Tu 19.30
Sunbury Adult Learning Centre, TW16 5DZ Tu 9.30, 11.30
Kew Community Centre at St Luke’s, The Avenue Kew TW9 2AJ M 18.15, 19.30
OmTara Studio, Chichester House, London Rd, Kingston KT2 6NH W 20.00
Sheen Sports & Fitness, East Sheen, SW14 8AT W 12.30
Bramley Road Cheam SM2 7LR W 16.15
Elmcroft Centre, North Cheam, SM3 9AB Th 10.00
Putney Iyengar Yoga Centre, Hotham Rd, London SW15 1QS.  Su 10.30

Teachers

  • Judith Richards

    Tel: 07761 078251
    Email: yogadham223@gmail.com

    Judith finds that learning yoga is a lifelong process, and brings to her teaching a wealth of knowledge and experience balanced with humour and compassion. She continues to develop her own practice and understanding of yoga and regularly attends workshops, seminars and intensive courses with the world's greatest teachers in Britain and abroad, including BKS Iyengar's parent institute in Pune, India, the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). Judith obtained her full Senior Intermediate Certificate in 2008

  • Anna Holmes

    Tel: 07528 848474
    Email: annaholmes1@btconnect.com

    Life is about keeping a balance. Yoga is one of the things I enjoy and it is increasingly central to my life. I came across Iyengar yoga classes more than twenty years ago, after experiencing different yoga approaches, and I have studied with Iyengar teachers wherever I have lived in the UK from that time: Newcastle, Lincoln, Cardiff, Bristol and now in London with Judith. After a lifetime involvement with dance and dance teaching I came to yoga teaching quite late – qualifying in 2008. Like many people I spend too many hours working behind a computer each day, and I need my daily yoga practice to counteract this inactivity. Yoga is a part of my life and if gives me pleasure to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

  • Dolores Pinto

    Email: dpinto@uk2.net

    I qualified to teach Iyengar yoga in 1992 after working in the health and fitness industry for some years. I have found yoga to be a valuable tool for change in my life and feel that the skills and experience I have gained will enable me to motivate others to enjoy the physical, emotional and psychological benefits that this ancient discipline can provide.

  • Jane Howard

    Tel: 07768 023213
    Email: janehoward111@hotmail.com

    I passed my Iyengar teacher training in 2002 and have enjoyed teaching ever since. I currently teach 4 regular weekly classes, to which beginners and more experienced practioners are equally welcome. Yoga has something to offer to everybody and for every stage of life, and my classes provide an opportunity to experience the physical and mental benefits that yoga can bring.

  • Janette Browne

    Website: http://www.yogaloka.com

    Email: janette22@tiscali.co.uk

    Janette Browne has practised different forms of yoga for over 28 years. She initially qualified as an exercise to music teacher but found that Yoga was her true path. After many years of searching for a teacher she discovered Iyengar Yoga in London in 1987. Janette was lucky enough to attend classes with Silva, Mira and Shyam Mehta, the family that set up the first Iyengar Yoga institute in the UK, also the authors of 'Yoga, The Iyengar Way' Since then she has been a total convert to this method. Janette is now an Iyengar Certificated and Insured teacher to Intermediate level and is offering classes in Southwest London and Surrey. Her presentation skills and a sense of fun make her classes very accessible to those wishing to reduce stress, improve their general health and gain an overall feeling of well being.

  • Sharon Kipps

    Tel: 07530 135738
    Email: yogakipps@gmail.com

    Join me for an Iyengar yoga practice that will bring healing to the body and a positive attitude to the mind. I have practised Iyengar yoga for three decades and have been teaching in Surrey for the past ten years. Classes are suitable for all levels, my aim to encourage and maintain freedom of natural movement and to develop a quiet mind and bring balance to all aspects of daily life.

  • Charlotte Palmer

    Email: lottebythesea@yahoo.co.uk

    In my 20's when friends asked why I loved and practiced yoga my answer was twofold. Firstly that I had found a philosophy in which my own understanding of life fitted perfectly and secondly that I wanted to grow old gracefully. At 22 this seemed strange to others now at 44 with two young children, the benefits of the practice are invaluable. I love sharing my experience and have been teaching classes since 1996, over these years I have studied with many different teachers and hold Introductory I &II, and J Intermediate level I teaching certificates.

  • Sarah Donnelly

    Email: sarah@tealyoga.co.uk

    My yoga practice began in earnest in 2002 and I completed my teacher training in October 2013. I continue to develop my own practice by regularly attending classes and workshops with senior teachers. Yoga is an important part of my life and helps me make the most of every day by keeping fit, healthy and happy. Now I have qualified to teach it gives me great pleasure to think that I have been given the chance to help others to do the same

  • Amina Kassam-Bunce

    Tel: 07787 985215
    Email: info@aminadesigns.co.uk

    Yoga found me about 6 years ago It has given me a new lease of life. Yoga inspires me to become healthier, mentally and physically, to be fully present with my life as it unfolds.

    I did the teacher training course, because immediately could feel the benefits and wanted to help others feel the same about themselves.

    I qualified as a teacher this year 2016. I hope to give back some of these qualities to help improve peoples lives around me, in the emotional well being and physical aspect that yoga can bring... passing on this ancient art form.

Events

Special Charity Seasonal class and Social Saturday 22nd December
at St Christopher's Church Hall from 9am to 11am. 
All Welcome! Come and enjoy a refreshing class to set you up for the Winter festivities and meet your fellow yogis from all the other Yogadham classes.
Address: St Christopher's Church Hall (behind the church) 
Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, KT10 0AQ
Class £10 + Donations to Iyengar Yoga Development Fund

The Iyengar Yoga Development Fund (IYDF) has been set up to fund teachers to work with people who would not normally be able to afford or access yoga classes and could benefit a great deal from the positive outcomes of regular yoga practice.
The IYDF supports teachers with a range of different students, including prisoners, a deaf club, special needs students, and vulnerable women in a refuge. 

NEW YEAR INTENSIVE COURSE in the WEST of IRELAND
3rd to 6th January 2019
Judith is delighted to offer this retreat in the lovely studio in Kinvara, Co Galway run by Suzie Dodd. It's booking up fast so don't miss it - have a look at Suzie's website and be tempted! Lots of yoga, paced in such a way to leave you refreshed and revitalised...
see https://www.suziedodd.com/yoga-retreats/new-year-intensive-with-judith-richards

NATIONAL IYENGAR YOGA DAY - SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY
Watch this space for special events near you - an opportunity to introduce your friends to the myriad benefits of Iyengar Yoga!

General workshop with Judith Richards Saturday 16th February
at St Christopher's Church Hall from 11.30am to 2.30pm. 
Deepen your practice of the familiar poses and enjoy some not-so-familiar ones, too!
Minimum 2 years' regular practice.
Address: St Christopher's Church Hall (behind the church) 
Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, KT10 0AQ
Cost: £35 payable to Judith Richards 08-92-99 a/c 69141353

for IYENGAR YOGA ASSOCIATION (UK) events
visit www.iyengaryoga.org.uk or www.swlsiyi.org.uk

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Yoga

Yoga is an ancient discipline which promotes mental and physical health and well being. You will learn movements to discover strength, suppleness and poise and to become at ease with your body and yourself. No special abilities are needed to start; many minor tensions, aches and pains will disappear.

The practice of Yoga has been around for about 6,000 years in India. The word 'Yoga' means union. It has the same root as the English word, yoke. The union referred to is the union of one's true self with the universal - in modern language - "to be at one with the world".

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is the method of practising yoga developed by Mr BKS Iyengar. It is charactarised by precision and attention to detail. All aspects of yoga are incorporated into the way postures are performed, so that the student comes to his or her practice from a life of treating themselves and others well; in the correct alignment of each pose the natural breathing is enhanced and the student can become absorbed in the action so that a quiet, meditative state of mind is achieved. As in music, the richness, subtlety and depth of understanding which is possible in the study of Iyengar Yoga reveals itself through years of practice.

Yoga as therapy

There is a long tradition in India of using yoga to cure or alleviate illness or injury. The body can be supported in positions which improve blood supply to organs, enhance the actions of nerves and glands, and put bones in the optimum position for healing. If you are unwell or in pain, don’t stop coming, but ask your teacher how to modify your practice to enhance your recovery.

BKS Iyengar 1918 -2014

BKS IyengarBKS Iyengar was born in India in 1918. Today his method is the most widely practised in the world. More that fifty countries have national Iyengar Yoga Associations to teach and promote his method and maintain his rigorous standards. IY(UK) is the oldest association in the world and has over a thousand teachers.

BKS Iyengar developed in himself an unsurpassed ability to observe the fine changes that are brought about by movements and the subtle mental and physical effects of each pose and each adjustment in each pose. He showed that the mental and spiritual effects which are the fruits of yoga can be attained by attending to the body and its actions.

Certified teachers of Iyengar yoga are required to maintain contact with Iyengar’s institute in Pune, Maharashtra, India, named after his late wife – the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) – and his senior teachers. They have an understanding of the body and posture work which is unequalled in other schools. All the teachers at Yogadham are fully qualified and certificated teachers of Iyengar Yoga.

Links

Follow these links for more information about Yoga and the Iyengar method.

Teacher training

When, in the early 1970s, the phrase ‘Iyengar Yoga’ started to be used, Mr. Iyengar said, “If you are going to use my name, you must use my method”.

Since then in UK, first the BKS Iyengar Yoga Teachers Association and now Iyengar Yoga (UK) Ltd (www.iyengaryoga.org.uk) have made sure that all teachers trained in Mr Iyengar’s name are true to his method. Teachers holding an Iyengar Yoga teaching certificate are licensed to use the Iyengar name.

If you are interested in training to teach yoga in the Iyengar method, first talk to your regular teacher. With your teacher’s help, you should spend at least 3 years familiarising yourself with all the Introductory poses and basic yoga philosophy. After that you may become apprenticed to a Senior Mentor, who will guide you in general and beginners’ classes to assist in class and learn to adjust and help people. When you are ready, and in not less than 6 years, you may present yourself for assessment.