YOGA - Iyengar with Pavara
Iyengar Yoga is a form of yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of yoga postures.
The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through these postures (which are called asanas).
Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing the postures. The props enable students to perform the postures correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old.
Our fully equipped yoga room includes all these props: belts, blocks, blankets and wall ropes to help you get the most from your yoga class.
Pavara - Iyengar Teacher in the DBC
Pavara teaches the Iyengar yoga classes in the Dublin Buddhist Centre. He is a native of Dublin, and has been practising yoga since 1993, when he started in the Dublin Meditation Centre (as the Dublin Buddhist Centre was then called).
Since then, yoga practice has been a key aspect of his spiritual practice. He did his initial training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Cambridge, UK, and has been teaching Iyengar yoga since 1996.
He has trained under the Iyengar family both in Pune, India, and in the UK. He gains his main yogic inspiration and instruction from Christiano Pisano, founder of Institut de Yoga Iyengar de Nice.
Pavara is also an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, having been ordained in 1999.
Iyengar yoga is named after B.K.S. Iyengar, the man who developed the system after he had lived many years as a sickly child and saw the need to improve his health through the practice of yoga.
As well as curing his own health, he went on to found one of most widely practiced forms of yoga in the world, with rigorous certification of teachers and an emphasis on a rigorous, safe and transformative yoga practice for everyone.
He also published several books on yoga, including Light on Yoga and Light on Life.
B.K.S. Iyengar passed away in 2014 in Pune, India, at the age of 95.
Do Iyengar Yoga with Us
See our main yoga page for times and to book on for our Iyengar courses.