Find Out What We Are Doing!
Under LightOnYoga, advanced and senior teachers will share their deep understanding of yoga as a complete system of balancing the body, breath, and mind – in the tradition of Yoga Acharya B.K.S. Iyengar.
Find Out Why We Are Doing it!
“It is my deep hope that my end can be your beginning”
B.K.S. IYENGAR, August 2014
“In the lineage and tradition of our teacher B.K.S. Iyengar we want to maintain and to pass on the fire and deep knowledge he generously offered in his written work as well as in his systematic teaching.”
Rita Keller, Founder LightOnYoga
Our teacher B.K.S. Iyengar developed a systematic way of teaching, educating, and culturing yoga teachers. He not only passed on the Art of Yoga but also the deep therapeutic aspects of the 8fold path of Yoga (Science of Yoga), as well as an extensive philosophical wisdom (Philosophy of Yoga).
B.K.S. Iyengar was a bhakti–yogi, his life task was to teach and share knowledge for the benefit of mankind. That was our motivation to bring LOY into being.
Apart from studying the yoga in depth we enhance one “little” practised aspect of yoga: dharana (alignment of mind) and dhyana (meditation).
Emphasis is laid on “Tatra sthitau yatnah abhyasah” I.13 YSP: “practice is the steadfast effort to still these fluctuations (of the mind).”
“Sthira sukham asanam” II.46 YSP: “asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit.”
Accordingly, we give the students the opportunity to develop these skills in the basic studies – so that the work with asana and pranayama get more depth.
Alan is the Director of Yoga Mandir. He is a direct student of BKS Iyengar. Alan is passionately involved with the practice of yoga and its application to daily life. Through his writing he unravels the themes of the yoga sutras and demonstrates their link to our practice.
Stephanie is a world leader in the field of Yoga Therapeutics, having spent 20 years living, studying and working directly with the Iyengar family. Stephanie´s capacity is to transmit in a very accessible way the experience of her assistance to Guruji at the medical classes in Pune.
Jayne is the founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute Birmingham. She started practising Iyengar Yoga as a teenager in 1975 and studied directly with the Iyengar family. Jayne conducts teacher training at Introductory, Intermediate and Senior levels.
Mary has been a Senior Intermediate Level 3 teacher since 2004, teaching, moderating and assessing in the UK and Europe. She has been visiting Pune regularly for over 20 years, to be taught directly by the Iyengar family, and in addition, by Guruji and Geetaji in the UK and USA.
Liina has studied with Rita Keller since 2005, at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, and with many international teachers. In 2014 Liina moved to Germany and is teaching in Düsseldorf and in the Iyengar Yoga Academy in Cologne. Liina is known for her energetic, joyful and precise teaching style.