Iyengar Yoga in Lancashire
with Caroline Smith
Caroline started practicing Iyengar yoga in 1997 with senior teacher Alan Brown. She completed her teacher training in 2003,and since then has continued to study extensively, as well as developing a wide range of teaching skills through her various classes including children’s yoga, therapeutic yoga and individually tailored programmes.
Caroline also holds a BSc in nutrition and is a practising homeopath, and both of which help to inform Caroline’s holistic and balanced approach to health.
Iyengar Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. With correct alignment of all parts of the body it builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility – and a new sense of well being. A sequence of safe and carefully graded exercises work to create space and movement in the body. These exercises or postures are made accessible to everybody through the use of selected supports such as foam blocks and belts.
Iyengar Yoga teachers are held to an unusually rigorous standard, earning their certification only after years of training and evaluation.
I have dipped my toe in Yoga waters since my early twenties and have always found it deeply fascinating and have always thoroughly enjoyed the practice. I have been having regular one to one sessions with Caroline now for 18 months, and I am amazed at how it has made me feel both physically and mentally. I feel so much stronger and also calmer. Caroline is an amazing teacher and is truly passionate about Iyengar Yoga, her knowledge is so vast and deep that your time practicing Yoga with Caroline is an extremely rewarding and truly inspirational experience. Caroline has taught me so much more than just the postures and it has made me feel more open, the way Caroline teaches really helps you understand how the postures work and the immense benefits that regular practice can bring to your life.
I also love the combination of both Pilates and Yoga and find that they work amazingly well together to help create physical and mental strength.
Yoga is now a part of my everyday life as the stretching can be incorporated into your daily routine. I would recommend trying a class to anyone, and I assure that, as me, you will be hooked!
with Nicky Wright
Classes are instructed by Nicky Wright who has been practicing Yoga since 1998, and qualified to teach Iyengar Yoga in 2005. Yoga helps her to keep balance in her life and her health, fitness and peace of mind have much improved since she began to practice yoga.
Iyengar Yoga teachers are trained to an extremely high standard and follow a continuous professional development programme. As part of her development Nicky has recently studied at the RIMYI in Pune, India to be taught by the Iyengar’s. She also attends intermediate classes and goes to many workshops and events throughout the UK.
Nicky is passionate about teaching yoga and enjoys seeing her students progress and develop with their practice. She also takes great pleasure in seeing how much yoga benefits them in their daily lives.
”I really enjoy seeing how much yoga practice benefits the students in my classes.”
Nicky holds Introductory levels 1&2 and Intermediate Junior levels 1 & 2 certification awarded by The Iyengar Yoga Association (UK).
She is currently studying for Junior Intermediate Level 3.
I have enjoyed practising Iyengar yoga with Nicky for about two years, I find her classes make me think more about each posture than I have before.She is very patient and encouraging with all the students in her classes especially beginners to yoga, yet she always challenges the more experienced.Nicky is very knowledgeable, and her energy and enthusiasm are infectious.Sue Burrows