Stroud Yoga Space offers a variety of different yoga styles.

All yoga has the same set of asanas (postures) in common, but there are different ways of interpreting them, and so we have created descriptions of each style that we offer to help you find a style that appeals to you. Often the best way to discover is to try out a few different styles until you find one that resonates with you. We also have a few different forms of Pilates which are also listed below.

Iyengar yoga

Iyengar yoga is an in-depth study of the yoga poses (asanas) and breath work (pranayama). Particular attention is paid to alignment and the teacher adjusts the student so that he or she begins to work more deeply into each pose without injury or pain. Each pose is held for a length of time allowing the student to refine the pose and to find stability within the pose. Props such as bricks, blocks and belts are used to enable anyone of any age or ability to get the best from the poses.

Classes vary each week with some weeks focusing on standing poses, others on forward bends, backbends, twists, recuperative work and once students are established to some degree in their asana practice, then breath work (pranayama) is introduced. The sequencing of the poses allow the student to work towards more complex poses and they gain flexibility and strength in a supported way. Physical health and well-being improve and over time, the psychological benefits of yoga also become apparent.

Our expert practitioners of Iyengar yoga

Tanya De Leersnyder

Tanya is a Junior Intermediate level 3 Iyengar yoga teacher and has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1995. She teaches weekend workshops and runs Iyengar yoga retreats (currently in France and Devon). Tanya is absolutely passionate about yoga and the …

Iyengar Yoga – Mixed ability

Monday 8pm - 9.30pm Studio 1
Tuesday 11.15am - 12.45pm Studio 1
Wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm Studio 1

Iyengar Yoga – Intermediate

Tuesday 9.15am - 10.45am Studio 1

Iyengar yoga for men

Wednesday 8pm - 9.30pm Studio 1

Emma Taylor

Emma is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with 18 years teaching experience. She founded and ran the Essence of Yoga Studio in Sydney, Australia for 10 years before returning to the UK with her family. This was a very special …

General Iyengar Yoga

Monday 6pm - 7.30pm Studio 1
Thursday 7.30pm - 9pm Studio 1

Iyengar Restorative – monthly

Sunday 5pm - 6.30pm Studio 1