A weekend with Alan Goode

Friday 06th October | 7pm – 9pm Alan sets up the theme for the weekend in this free and informative talk. Abhyasa and Vairagya: Practice and Dispassion. Patanjali teaches Abhyasa (practice) and Vairagya (centeredness, dispassion) in order to achieve the state of... read more

Mid Winter Sale

  Come and join us on a Thursday at 10am for a 90 minute restorative class with 30 minutes of pranayama.   Click here to purchase your class... read more


Exciting news, this June Carmel will be teaching while Lara is in India studying with the Iyengar family. For more details on times go to our timetable. All classes are $15 or you can use your current class... read more

Yoga Retreat with Alan Goode

“Much can happen on a retreat…” “…just being able to focus completely on yoga for that period, and having a chance to spend time with people who share the same passion for yoga was really uplifting… it was great to be reminded again of the richness... read more

Can Iyengar yoga attract the masses?

I found this article online and thought it may be of interest to some of you. Can Iyengar yoga attract the masses? A friend recently tried a few classes at one of Vancouver’s large, multi-branch yoga studios. While her main practice is Iyengar yoga, she was curious to... read more

The nature and use of yoga props

I often get asked about the use of equipment/props in Iyengar Yoga and I thought this article, that originally appeared in yoga journal, answers the questions really well. Lara The Nature and Use of Yoga Props Iyengar Yoga is characterized by several qualities,... read more

A passage to India

  Every two years I return to India to visit the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). This is the source of Iyengar yoga, the place where BKS Iyengar(Guruji) first began to teach. Sent to Pune by his teacher Krishnamacharya at the age of 18, Guruji... read more

Womens Health Workshop

When the question arises about men and women, Patañjali did not say anywhere that one thing is meant for men and another thing is meant for women. He does not consider anybody, either man or woman, to be more important than anyone else. Basically, it is the... read more

Invocation to Patangali

Commentary and Translation of the Invocation by Geeta Iyengar The two slokas (verses) that we chant to invoke Lord Patanjali begin the Bhojavritti, Bhoj’s commentary on the Yoga Sutras. It says, first of all, that Lord Patanjali is considered to be the incarnation of... read more

Poona Bloomers

How’s my asana in these bloomers? Poona bloomers: the bottom line January 09, 2015 If you’ve never seen a grown man wearing bloomers you obviously haven’t been to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, or RIMYI, in India. There are some here... read more