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Mary Nikermary niker   Iyengar Yoga

Weekly Iyengar Yoga classes in Reading, Caversham & Henley-on-Thames


Monday 7.30am

Location: Sportspark, The University of Reading, Shinfield Rd, Reading, RG6 6AH
Time: 7.30am-8.15am
Level: Introduction to Iyengar/Beginners
Contact: University Sportspark
www.sport.reading.ac.uk
Tel: 0118 378 8799

Tuesday 6pm

Location: Aroma House 3-5 Cremyll Road, Reading, RG1 8NQ
Time: 6-7pm
Level: General/Mixed Ability
Contact: Mary
Tel: 07786 194391
Cost: £10

Wednesday 7.30am (term time only)

Location: Sportspark, The University of Reading, Shinfield Rd, Reading, RG6 6AH
Time: 7.30am-8.15am
Level: Introduction to Iyengar/Beginners
Contact: University Sportspark
www.sport.reading.ac.uk
Tel: 0118 378 8799

Friday 9.30am (term time only)

Location: Yoga Central Plus, 1 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1SB
Time: 9.30-11am
Level: General/Mixed Ability
Contact: Mary 07786 194391
Cost: £12.00 drop-in

Friday 6pm

Location: Yoga Central Plus, 1 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1SB
Style: Restorative & Pranayama class (monthly)
Time: 6-8pm
Level: Not for beginners
Contact: Mary 07786 194391
Cost: £16.00 drop-in

Mary holds a monthly 3 hour weekend yoga workshop for experience students who wish to deepen their yoga practice. Please contact Mary for details. The cost of a 3 hours weekend workshop is £26.00.

Equipment: Central Plus & Aroma House are equipped yoga studios. The Sportspark has mats & blocks.

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What is Iyengar Yoga and what can one expect from an Iyengar Yoga class?

Iyengar Yoga carefully focusses on body awareness and alignment - systematically working through a sequence of postures called 'Asanas'.
Mostly, one could expect to start the class with a quiet few moments of preparation. In a beginner’s class, the emphasis is on the standing poses to build strength, stability and stamina before being able to move on with the practice. With the teacher’s guidance one is enabled to learn the fundamentals of how to adjust and align the body correctly - the correction of the body alignment is what makes Iyengar Yoga profoundly different from other yoga practices. The practice could then focus on specific postures for that day such as more standing postures, inverted postures, back bends, recuperative postures or breathing exercises called pranayama. The class will end with recuperative and re-energising postures. Students will often say they walk away from an Iyengar Yoga class taller, straighter & full of energy in spite of having worked hard. They also say that they can sleep better, are more self-confident and feel more at peace.


BKS Iyengar
14 Dec 1918 - 20 Aug 2014

Mary began her inquiry into yoga in the early 1980's and found her first Iyengar Yoga teacher in January of 1990. This lead her into embarking on teacher training in 1998, and then passing her Introductory Level 1 in 1999 and Introductory Level 2 in 2000.

Mary has since then devoted a great deal of her life to the study and the teaching of the Iyengar Yoga method, taking her Intermediate Junior level 1 in 2007 and Intermediate Junior level 2 in 2014 & Intermediate Junior level 3 in 2015.


Iyengar Yoga Only fully qualified teachers in the Iyengar method who have been examined by the Iyengar Yoga Association can use the term Iyengar in their teaching qualifications and bear the Iyengar Certification Mark.

For more information, please contact the UK Iyengar Yoga Association or for international information, the BKS Iyengar main website.

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