The Kensington School of Yoga is dedicated to the practice of yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar.
It’s a long established school offering classes to suit all levels of students: newcomers, those more experienced and for people needing individual attention.
You can expect to practice yoga in a spacious and quiet room with much character. Its simple qualities make it an ideal environment to practice yoga.
Street parking is readily available.
A space to learn and progress in your practice of yoga.
Teachers dedicated to practice and teaching.
The Kensington School of Yoga brings together a collection of teachers who are deeply committed to their own practice and the practice of teaching.
Teachers practice with each other, with colleagues across the country and many travel regularly to India at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune India to study with the Iyengar family. Kensington has also had a long time relationship and guidance from senior Iyengar teacher Pixie Lillas from Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio in Sydney. This long time engagement with a yoga practice and with each other has been, and continues to be, fundamental to the culture and classes at Kensington.
Together, teachers create a shared curriculum based on the Iyengar method which support students to gain depth in their practice and progress according to their level.
We all believe it has been our good fortune to discover yoga and it is a privilege to share our practice and understanding of the subject. Yoga is a tool that sustains one through all stages of life and can be a companion that provides tremendous help with all that happens in our life.
Darrin McNally, Susan Chirgwin, Caroline Murphy, Samantha Goodburn, Rob Budreika, Samantha Baker and Rana Grace are certified Iyengar teachers.
All teachers at Kensington are trained and qualified to teach in the BKS Iyengar method. They are certified or in the process of becoming certified teachers. Susan Chirgwin, Jenny Fairlie-Jones, Caroline Murphy and Darrin McNally have been practising and teaching together for the better part of 20 years. Samantha Goodburn began teaching at Kensington in 2008. Rana Grace and Rob Budreika began teaching at Kensington in 2016.
Teacher training is offered at Kensington. Get in touch to find out more.
Why is it called Iyengar yoga?
BKS Iyengar was a great yoga practitioner and teacher born in Belur India in 1918. He maintained a strong practice right until his death in August 2014.
The Iyengar approach to yoga is firmly based in the traditional teachings of Patanjali and his Yoga sutras, an ancient text written some 2500 years ago.
Mr Iyengar took a disciplined and deeply researched approach to this noble subject. Some of the defining characteristics of Iyengar Yoga are an emphasis on precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timings in the practice and the use of props. This approach has made it possible for people of all ages and physical ability to experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
Light on Yoga was first published in 1966 and remains a modern classic on the subject.
For more visit bksiyengar.com
Over the years many people have come to be taught by Mr Iyengar and his family and the system has come to be known as Iyengar Yoga. He and his family have devoted their lives to practice and study and have had made a significant contribution to the way yoga is practiced today.
The energy and strength of Mr Iyengars' teaching has helped to create a community of practitioners and teachers worldwide.
Australia is among the many countries around the world with an Iyengar Yoga Association. This is an association that supports development of teachers and practitioners of yoga, it provides guidelines for teacher training and professional development for teachers.
For more visit iyengaryoga.asn.au