Iyengar Yoga in Northwest Scotland

with Martin Hall

Last updated on 16-January-2024

Regular yoga classes take place in Stoer, Ullapool and Achiltibuie; please scroll down the page for details. Private tuition also available; if interested, please contact Martin at martinhall@gorrell.co.uk or telephone 07759 772 616.

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 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 July 2020 the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute re-defined the teaching syllabus and his qualification changed to the new Level 2. 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

Due to the wintry weather all classes for week commencing 15th January have been cancelled. Classes will now re-start week commencing 22nd January, weather permitting. See dates for the January-February block below.

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 the late 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, unexpected commitments of your teacher, or other factors outwith his control, 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.




Class Dates 2024


6:00-7:30 PM (Level 2 and Pranayama)

Stoer Village Hall

Pre-booking only - sorry, no drop-ins.

If you would like to be placed on the wait list for this class, please contact Martin Hall on 07759 772 616.

16, 23, 30 January

6, 13 February

Next block starts:

27 February (TBC)



6:00-7:30 PM (Level 2 and Pranayama)

Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Pre-booking only - sorry, no drop-ins.

If you would like to be placed on the wait list for this class, please contact Martin Hall on 07759 772 616.

17, 24, 31 January

7, 14 February

Next block starts:

28 February (TBC)




6:30-8:00 PM (Level 2 and Pranayama)

Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie

Please contact Julie or Alison on 01854 622 202 if you wish to join this class.

18, 25 January

1, 8, 15 February

Next block starts:

29 February (TBC)

(c) Martin A Hall 2024

(c) used with permission of Prashant Iyengar, Trade Mark Owner

To facilitate your learning classes are organised as courses and graded into different levels:

Foundation for complete beginners and those with very little yoga experience.

Level 1 for those who have completed an IYENGAR Yoga Foundation course or who have some yoga experience.

Level 2 for those who have regularly practised the IYENGAR method for at least one year.

Pranayama breath & energy control for those who have regularly practised IYENGAR method for at least two years - will be incorporated into Level 1 and Level 2 classes as appropriate.