My Journey

Shoulder stand with chair
Shoulder stand with chair

Hi,

I’m Ady, which is short for Adrienne.  

In my early twenties, I qualified as a registered nurse for adults  with learning disabilities. Like many nurses in those days I suffered years of sciatica and severe back pain. I was introduced to Iyengar method in 1998. I truly believe that discovering Iyengar yoga saved me from back surgery and a life of pain because my core strength, alignment and muscles in my back are now stronger. I realised that the Iyengar method of yoga can improve all aspects of health and well being, emotionally, mentally and physically.

I qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2011 and I have been teaching regular classes in the South Oxfordshire where I have built up a strong professional following.

I continue to maintain my own personal practise at home and by attending courses with Uday Bhosale who had taught at the Ramamani Institute with BKS Iyengar. I have travelled to India to attend an intensive course with Abhijata Shrindar, Iyengar’s grandaughter. All Qualified Iyengar teachers have to re-register every year and prove they have kept up their professional development to remain on the list.

As well as regular courses I have now added workshops, weekend retreats and yoga holidays to my offerings. My blog posts on the home page will keep you up-to date with my latest retreats and holidays or visit my classes page.

Come and share in my love of yoga and have some fun on your mat with me by booking a class!

What is the Iyengar method of yoga?

“Words cannot convey the value of yoga – it has to be experienced!”

B.K.S. Iyengar

The Iyengar method of yoga is named after B.K.S. Iyengar, who is famous for translating the yoga Sutras from Sanskrit into English and bringing the art of yoga from the East to share with the West. He also developed the use of the props.

All teachers of Iyengar are trained to a very high standard, are fully insured and hold a first aid certificate, this is part of the reason Iyengar yoga is one of the most widely performed methods of yoga worldwide.

See the Iyengar Institute for more information.

Image showing front cover of B.K.S. Iyengar's book titled "Light on Life"