Karen Dhada has been practising yoga for 15 years.  She has been teaching for five years.  Karen is trained in the Iyengar yoga method, which appeals to her due to its emphasis on precision, posture and alignment.

The Iyengar yoga founder, the late BKS Iyengar said; “Yoga allows you to discover a sense of wholeness in your life.”

What brought Karen to yoga in the first place?

Karen’s mum used to attend adult education classes after giving birth to Karen and her twin sister prematurely. She [Karen’s mum] says Iyengar yoga helped cure her from crippling back pain. This was back in the mid-1970s when yoga was not considered fashionable . . . it was more for the hippie crowd!

For Karen, yoga is a continuous journey where you evolve with your self-practise. For Karen personally, as a woman in her forties, she knows it helps her sustain strength, keeps her spine and posture upright, her mind focused, as well as working on a deeper level.

The Iyengar Method

The beauty of the Iyengar method is that the use of props makes it accessible for all ages and body conditions. The props help you hold the poses, working muscles with more awareness. The props vary from foam blocks, wooden bricks, straps, to the use of chairs and walls.

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