I did the yoga plus course in 2013 and I found it very helpful. I had been practising iyengar yoga for a while and felt I needed some clarity. I had read books, attended weekly classes and had begun a home practice but still felt I was lacking direction. Yoga plus breathed some structure into my practice. I learnt a lot that I would not have found through my own endeavour. Besides tips and pointers yoga plus also took the mystery out of Pranayama and made accessible and interesting aspects of yoga that I had never considered. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone setting out on the path of iyengar yoga.
"Yoga Plus was one of the best things I have ever done for my yoga practice. The course was both challenging and fun and the teachers were wonderful. Despite not being particularly flexible, I was given great tips to get into poses I usually find difficult. The teachers were all very patient and so knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in gaining a greater understanding of yoga." Claire
Yoga Plus course helped me to understand yoga better. My practice deepened as well as my knowledge of the Sanskrit language. The classes were well connected, all was very professional. I am grateful I was part of this group. - Orsi
"Imagine my delight of finding the Iyengar yoga centre so close to my home, following a couple of years of self practise and overseas classes during work trips! Upon entering, I found the centre tranquil, friendly and welcoming. I have taken part in foundation, beginners and weekend workshop classes. I found the teachers easy to understand and most accepting of all levels of ability, easily adjusting instruction to enable all participants to work to their individual level. During the class, there is very much a sense of participation, no feeling of favouritism for the better, more experienced students and encouragement for all.
"I love the sense of calm and uplift I feel following a class and the familiar tight feeling in my muscles the following day. Even though I practise at home every day, nothing compares to instruction where the teacher challenges."
"Margaret is a great teacher. She encourages everyone to get the best from their own individual bodies in a way that's pleasurable and rewarding. I find that by the end of each class I always have a lovely full balance between being relaxed on the one hand, and being topped up with energy on the other. Another remarkable quality she has is the ability to instantly come up with variations on the asanas to suit every challenge from sprains to all other sorts of injuries and complaints. Margaret's knowledge of yoga is obviously vast, but what's really impressive is her constant ability to access it so effortlessly and fluently and her ever willingness to share it."
"My yoga class transforms me from a sleepy working zombie into an energised alert and stretched out human again - and the feeling lasts all week.
The teachers are all really good at helping and working with the individual bodies in front of them, and somehow manage to combine making you work hard with being realistic about postures you can't quite manage - yet!."
As a Polish person living in Ireland since 2000, I love going to yoga classes run by a Polish teacher. Ania is a very patient person and often helps her students during exercises. Her classes run for 1.5 hours. There is enough time to do every posture correctly and with ease and also giving the chance to relax at the end of the session. Yoga gives me an emotional and physical lightness and definitively is one of my favourite activities at present.
Mieszkam w Irlandii od 2000 roku i bardzo sie ciesze, ze moge uczeszczac na zajecia jogi prowadzone przez polska nauczycielke. Ania jest bardzo cierpliwa osoba i wielokrotnie pomaga uczniom podczas cwiczen. Jej zajecia trwaja 1,5 godziny. Jest to wystarczajacy czas, by wykonac kazda asane prawidlowo i bez pospiechu oraz aby zrelaksowac sie pod koniec sesji. Joga daje mi lekkosc psychiczna i fizyczna, zdecydowanie jest jedna z moich ulubionych aktywnosci.
As part of my preparation for a half-marathon in April I attend the sports class. It's very important to stretch and to stretch properly in order to avoid injury and run well. I find that the class is an ideal place to learn and practice this very important aspect of training.
"Yoga clears my head, reduces my stress and makes me feel good. My body is stronger and more flexible.
"The standard of teaching in IYC is excellent - the teachers give great instruction, are very encouraging and push me when I need it! I feel that my yoga practice has really improved in the year that I have been attending classes at IYC."
"I have been attending the foundation class on Wednesday night for the past 16 months. Roisin has been the teacher for most of that time. She is very good and she goes through all the postures slowly but steadily.The class has a good atmosphere it is upbeat and fun.
"I love the workout it has helped my posture and my lower back. The word yoga means union with life and that is what I aspire to achieve during the class. Afterwards I feel happy and very relaxed in my mind. I would recommend Iyengar yoga as a way of keeping in touch with your inner self. It is also a great way to keep fit."
"I didn't have any back pain through my entire pregnancy and I put it down to the fantastic workout that I got every week with the Iyengar Yoga Centre. Of all the iyengar classes I've been to I would definitely rate theirs as the best. Not only was it well taught and perfectly paced, it was also a very friendly environment and I looked forward to the chat before the class just as much as the yoga."
"I have been attending IYC Dublin since the centre opened and I go to Martina's mixed class on Tuesday evening. My experience of the centre is that the quality of the teaching is excellent. The instruction is very clear and precise and as your teacher gets to know you, they offer advice tailored to your learning and practice needs. What impresses me is the level of care and commitment shown by Martina to her students. She makes time for each student and her kindness, discipline and sense of humour is inspiring and helps you to cultivate those qualities in yourself through your practice. One also senses that she teaches and practices yoga with attention to the personal awareness benefits, as well as the physical benefits which come through practice and this is important to me. I am glad that I have found the IYC and I hope it will be a part of my yoga journey for years to come:-)"