Chris, the principal teacher, at Queanbeyan Yoga Room, holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia, and completed his Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode, Yoga Mandir.
The Iyengar Yoga method is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. The practice of Iyengar Yoga is characterised by precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and use of props. Practice builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility, which bring a sense of freedom and balance. The use of props makes Iyengar Yoga accessible to people of all ages by facilitating alignment and support in practice. With practice, awareness is developed and the mind is trained to focus on the present moment. This allows practitioners to experience quiet and stillness.
The Iyengar Teacher Certification mark (pictured below) is used under licence by certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. The mark demonstrates a committment of the teacher to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga. Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers complete years of intensive teacher training, undergo a rigorous asessment of their teaching and practice, and undertake continuing education to maintain and upgrade their certification to teach.
"Asana is a position where the practitioner works, co-ordinates and balances the organs of action, senses of perception, the muscles, ligaments, the tendons, the fibres, the sinews of the body as well as mind, ego, intellect and consciousness in unison, interweaving the gross physical body, the subtle mental body and the causal spritual body."
- BKS Iyengar, Light on Astanga Yoga
BKS Iyengar has died
BKS Iyengar (Guruji) has died from heart related illness and his decline was realtively short. He died on the morning of Wednesday 20/08/2014. Guruji's last rites and cremation took place the same day - Wednesday afternoon in Pune.
His daughter Geetaji has posted these beautiful words:
"Only his body has ended. One person's efforts fom inside out, changed the acceptance of yoga throughout the world. Nothing was hidden, from the time he began to practice, to his illness and death. Even last night he was telling Abhijata, "I have shown you all these things, now realise them for yourself." What he has given cannot be encompassed in words. If a disciple is more developed, then that person will understand. What can be said in words, is that he was precious to us."
Please see attached message from the president of the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia with regard to BKS Iyengar's death on 20 August 2014 - Iyengar_DiesBKSIYAA
Queanbeyan Yoga Room currently offers classes at four levels:
1. Intro to Yoga classes. For those new to yoga or students with individual needs. An ideal introduction to yoga prior to enrolling in one of the Foundation classes.
2.Foundation Level for those returning to practice and students with less than 6 months experience. New students are encouraged to attend Intro to Yoga classes prior to enrolling in one of the Foundation Level classes.
3. Level 1.
4. Level 2.
Please refer to Timetable and Contact pages for enrollments. Also, please use the Contact form for any questions, or speak to Chris by phone or at the QYR.
Please use the Contact form to book/enrol.