Iyengar Yoga

As a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher my focus is on precision and alignment of the body to work safely, balance to build strength and confidence, and the sequence I plan for each class will be different. This means you’ll progress through a range of postures with maximum benefit for your flexibility, strength and wellbeing, and each class ends with a soothing relaxation.

My classes are suited to beginners as well as those who have an established yoga practice. And in every class I will guide you to achieve your potential.

See the classes and retreats I offer. I look forward to welcoming you!

Yoga Southbourne

Iyengar Yoga Course

Thursday Evenings
4 July – 8 August 2024
6.15-7.30pm
6 weeks
£48

**FULLY BOOKED**
A general yoga course that starts with simple poses and gradually progresses towards more challenging ones. Each class ends with a soothing relaxation.

Location:
Stourvale Centre, Southbourne, BH6 5JB

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BEACH CLASS CELEBRATION

10th July
9.30am - 11.30am

Our annual beach class, now in its
7th year, to celebrate International Yoga Day (earlier in June) and a perfect social for yoga and a swim!  

Southbourne Beach

Yoga Retreat Studio New Forest

IYENGAR YOGA WELLNESS RETREAT

2025 dates coming soon

£40

Half day retreats to boost your practice and balance your wellbeing. Each session ends with a soothing relaxation.

Location:
The Retreat Centre, New Forest, Lyndhurst Road, BH23 7EF

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Iyengar Yoga Course

Thursday Evenings
5 Sept - 24 Oct 2024

6.15-7.30pm
8 weeks 
£64

A general yoga course that starts with simple poses and gradually progresses towards more challenging ones. Each class ends with a soothing relaxation.

Location:
Stourvale Centre, Southbourne, BH6 5JB

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Iyengar Yoga RESTORATIVE CLASS

Restorative practice class
Monthly, next class 26 July,
9.30-11am

Gentle practice to rest the nervous system. Using restorative, gently poses and pranayama breathwork to calm the body and mind.
Two years Iyengar Yoga practice required. 

Register today:

Yoga Southbourne

Iyengar Yoga Course

Thursday Evenings
31 October – 19 December 2024
6.15-7.30pm
8 weeks
£64

A general yoga course that starts with simple poses and gradually progresses towards more challenging ones. Each class ends with a soothing relaxation.

Location:
Stourvale Centre, Southbourne, BH6 5JB

Yoga Retreat Studio New Forest

IYENGAR YOGA WELLNESS RETREAT

Winter Retreat
24 November 2024
10am - 1pm 
£38

**2 places available**
As Winter draws in, this retreat will encourage you to explore the unknown boundaries of your practice, and end with a restful relaxation.

Location:
The Retreat Centre, New Forest, Lyndhurst Road, BH23 7EF

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Iyengar Yoga Autumnal 2025 Escape

19th - 24th October 2025
6 days, 5 nights

A Yoga holiday is the perfect opportunity to recharge and reset. 

Near Malaga, Spain

Booking opens end of June

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Iyengar Yoga Spring Retreat

Spring 2026


*details coming soon*

A retreat to the Farm in Spring is an ideal way to recharge and put a spring in your step and your practice! 

Devon, England

Iyengar Yoga Weekly Schedule

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THURSDAY - Southbourne, Stourvale Centre (general level) 6.15-7.30pm

FRIDAY - Village Hotel, Bournemouth (members only) 1pm-2.30pm

SATURDAY - Chewton Glen (members only) 7.45-8.45am & 9-10am

Private classes available by arrangement.

"I really enjoyed the half day retreat and felt really good afterwards. I loved the practice Suzie put together and how much more stretch and stability I found, which added more confidence to my yoga practice."
 
Marion
"I thoroughly enjoy Suzie's classes; her approach not only works my body and mind, but keeps everything more flexible."
Thanks Suzie great classes!

Sandra 

Benefits of yoga

Iyengar Yoga is well known for its benefits. Not only on a physical level but also to calm the mind and enhanced our wellbeing. Suitable for everyone, yoga can help:

  • Enhance your posture
  • Increase your strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Improve the circulation of blood and oxygen around the body
  • Promote better sleep
  • Alleviate aches and pains
  • Improve memory focus, concentration and balance
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and relieve emotions

In an Iyengar class, we also use ‘props’ such as blocks, blankets and belts to help our practice. Used for a specific reason, the use of props can help to enable support to improve the comfort, direction and time spent in a pose, or aid faster recovery from an injury. Using supports correctly really can enhance our practice, improve alignment and help you to achieve your full potential.

About B.K.S Iyengar 1918-2014

The Iyengar method of yoga is named after B.K.S Iyengar who is credited with bringing yoga to the West. Internationally recognised and respected, he made yoga accessible and relevant to everyone, Through his own self study and mastery he wrote the classic yoga textbook, which is today used by millions of practitioner and teachers, called ‘Light on Yoga’. Today his family, under the guidance of his granddaughter Abhijata Iyengar continue to run the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.

Iyengar Yoga is one of the most widely performed methods of yoga worldwide and all accredited teachers of Iyengar Yoga (IYA UK) use the certification mark, which is an indication of the highest quality training and attainment achieved in yoga.

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Iyengar Yoga Master

For more information about Iyengar Yoga visit www.iyengaryoga.org.uk

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What to bring:
The essential piece of equipment to bring with you is a non-slip yoga mat and a blanket. And as your practise develops you may choose to invest in some equipment; typically five blocks, one belt and two bricks.
What to wear?
Be comfortable. I’d suggest leggings or shorts, and a T-shirt, and we’ll be working bare foot. You may also want to bring something warmer for the relaxation part of the class, which includes socks if you wish!
Yoga induction:
To ensure you get the most from your yoga, I will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire ahead of your first class. This will mean whether you have painful knees, stiff shoulders, back problems or a previous injury which causes you pain, I can adapt and modify the poses to best suit you.
Yoga is for everyone. Asanas keep your body, as well as your mind, healthy and active.
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