In the heart of Georgian Bath, the Bath Iyengar Yoga Centre offers three fully equipped yoga studios, a yoga library and holistic therapy rooms.
Established in 2000, it’s a calm and tranquil space – neutral décor, fresh flowers, the scent of incense – an ideal ambience in which to learn yoga. Here you’ll improve your fitness and energy levels, as you refresh and calm your mind.
You are in the hands of experts – the Centre is run by Richard and Kirsten Agar Ward with over 60 years’ dedication to Iyengar Yoga practice between them and extensive teaching experience across the UK and internationally. Both Senior Iyengar teachers, they return annually to India to study directly with the Iyengar family.
Iyengar Yoga works on the whole person – body, breath and mind. It was developed over many decades by yoga master BKS Iyengar – world respected yogi and author, now 95 years old, who continues to practise yoga daily!
Their centre is dedicated to yoga and so are they. “Our aim is excellence. We do not dabble in the latest fads and fashions in yoga or anything else. Rather we focus on being the best we can at yoga – both in our own practice and our teaching.” says Kirsten. The classes are kept small so you can be sure of personal guidance, with the option of one-to-ones.
As well as 16 weekly classes in asana and pranayama at the Centre, they train teachers, teach yoga therapy and run retreat weekends. Their Centre also hosts international yoga teachers and academics including Professor Edwin Bryant who led a weekend seminar on the Yoga Sutras last year. He will be back this year to teach Bhagavad Gita. As a sign of their growing recognition in the field, Kirsten and Richard are invited to teach internationally, including Mexico, Bermuda, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.
Check out their class, retreat and yoga holiday schedules at bath-iyengar-yoga.com
Bath Iyengar Yoga Centre
14 Charlotte Street