Iyengar Yoga in Northwest Scotland

with Martin Hall

Last updated at 8:00 AM on 6 August 2016

Regular yoga classes take place in Stoer, Ullapool and Achiltibuie; please scroll down the page for details. Yoga students visiting the area are welcome to drop in to classes. Private tuition also available; if interested, please contact Martin at martinhall@gorrell.co.uk or telephone 01571 855 360.

Your Teacher

Martin began practising Iyengar Yoga in 1990 to mitigate the stresses of his working environment, and to maintain a good level of fitness. He was encouraged to develop his practice and became a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher in October 1997 when he was awarded the Introductory teaching certificate. In 1999 he continued his studies by attending a 1 month course at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India, followed by a further 1 month course in 2001. Martin is a regular attendee at Conventions and Workshops undertaken by Senior teachers within the UK, and continues his studies with his own Senior level teacher, Richard Agar Ward, who is based in Bath. He passed the Junior Intermediate Level 1 assessment in March 2004, and the Level 2 in March 2007. In the past he has served on committees of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK), and one of its predecessors, the Light on Yoga Association, and is currently a teacher member of  Iyengar Yoga (UK) and iYoga Glasgow.

Latest News

Classes resume on 16 August after the summer break.  See the table below for details.

Iyengar Yoga

"Yoga works on each individual for his or her growth and betterment physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually" - B.K.S. Iyengar

The world's most widely practised method of Yoga is that developed by Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar. He studied and practised Yoga continuously for more than 75 years. Iyengar's thorough study, understanding and mastery of Yoga were unrivalled in modern times. Having taught in all five continents, he won world-wide respect and recognition for his achievements and made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere. He set high standards for his teachers and students while his textbooks on Yoga have become classics.

Pupils learn through a carefully graded and systematic programme of asana (posture). Pranayama (breath control) is gradually introduced. Yoga practice both relaxes and energises. Yoga is suitable for all types of people of all levels of fitness. Practising Yoga helps you overcome stresses and strains, aches and pains and promotes a firm foundation of health and well being. The benefits of yoga include vitality, flexibility, strength, improved posture, concentration, self-confidence, and a sense of well being.

Classes may be deferred due to bad weather or work commitments of your teacher, in which case enrolled students will be informed in advance. Check this website for the latest information. Classes will continue after the dates listed, as long as a demand exists.

 

The Certification Mark logo shown at the top of the page is the figure of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar in Natarajasana in front of the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune. It is available to all certified Iyengar Yoga teachers who are true to his method and who qualify to use it. It is necessary to have this trade mark to become a teacher member of IY(UK) and to advertise yourself as an Iyengar Yoga teacher. It is a symbol of quality. Any yoga teacher who does not display this symbol is not a bona fide Iyengar teacher.

Day

Time

Venue

Class Dates 2016

Tuesday

6:00-7:25 PM (Introductory / slower paced)

Stoer Village Hall (please contact Martin Hall on 01571 855 360 if you wish to join either of these classes)

16, 23, 30 August

6, 13, 20, 27 September

4 October

Classes continue on 25 October

7:30-9:00 PM (Mixed Ability)

Wednesday

2:00-3:30 PM

(Mixed Ability)

MacPhail Centre, Ullapool (please contact Yvonne Boa on 01854 613336 if you wish to join any of these classes)

17, 24, 31 August

7, 14, 21, 28 September

5 October

Classes continue on 26 October

4:00-5:30 PM (Mixed Ability)

7:30-9:00 PM (Intermediate)

Thursday

6:30-8:00 PM

Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie (please contact Julie or Alison on 01854 622 202 if you wish to join this class)

18, 25 August

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September

6 October

Classes continue on 27 October

Copyright Martin A Hall 2016