Mosaic design located in the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Iyengar yoga?

What are the benefits of yoga?

What should I wear?

How do I start?

Do I need to bring a mat?

How often should I attend a class?

How do I get there by public transport?

Is there any car parking?

What is Iyengar yoga?

Iyengar yoga is a tradition of yoga developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, author of 'Light on Yoga' and other yoga texts. It emphasises the practice of asana (postures) with attention to detail and alignment that have a positive effect on body and mind.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga develops strength, stamina, flexibility and posture. Regular practice not only increases your energy but also promotes emotional and mental well-being.

What should I wear?

Clothing should not restrict movement nor be too baggy. Footless leggings or shorts and a t-shirt are recommended. Yoga is practiced in bare feet.

How do I start?

Either sign up for a foundation course - an eight week course for complete beginners or come along to a beginners drop-in class. It is not necessary to do a foundation course before coming to beginners classes. You may wish to come to a drop-in class to get a taste of yoga.

Do I need to bring a mat?

No, all equipment is provided at the studio.

How often should I attend a class?

Come at least once a week. Some students come more often. Progress depends on regular attendence.

How can I get there by public transport?

The No. 50 bus from the city centre passes the end of Park Road about 50m from the studio. This is a frequent service so you won't need to wait long for a bus. See Directions for location details.

Is there any car parking?

There is space for cars on the street and limited off-road parking in front of the Centre (including a space reserved for disabled drivers). Please be sensitive to the needs of our neighbours when parking and remember there is often space available in Augusta Road and Augusta Road East.

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Mosaic design located in the Birmingham Buddhist Centre


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