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BKS Iyengar sitting in the alcove at the Edinburgh Iyengar Yoga centre watching students teach

The Early Days of Iyengar Yoga in Edinburgh

Edinburgh was one of those places in the UK blessed by the dropping of the amrta of Guruji’s teachings from the very early days. Our auspicious year was 1974. In October of that year, Scotland’s first introduction to Iyengar Yoga came when the Edinburgh University Yoga Society (EUYS) was started up.

In Memoriam Meg Laing 

We are deeply sad  to say that our  dear friend and  yogini, Meg Laing, died on 5  January 2023. Meg was one  of the pioneers of the early,  heady days of Iyengar yoga  in Edinburgh – she started in  Oxford as a student in 1972  and went on her first visit to Pune in 1977, when she was only 23.

Exploring Gomukhasana

Taught most commonly in its ‘arms only’ version, full Gomukhāsana is a marvellous pose, and one that for me embodies the yogic principle of harmony in body, mind and breath.  

Boaty Weekender

In Summer 2019, Glasgow-based teacher, Frances McKee was invited to teach Iyengar yoga and play with her band on a festival cruise organised by Scottish band Belle and Sebastian.

Iyengar Yoga at Festivals

IY(UK) teachers represent Iyengar yoga at a growing number of festivals around the UK and Ireland every year, from the Hay literary festival to music festivals and even a beer festival!