"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." ― B.K.S. Iyengar

Iyengar Yoga, one of the world’s most widely-practiced forms of yoga, emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga asana (posture). This precision of approach builds strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being. Achieving meditation in action, the practitioner learns to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment.

Yoga is for everyone. No one is too old or too stiff, too fat or too thin, or too tired. A Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to an experience of yoga which is safe, accessible and rewarding.

Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standard. Only after years of training and evaluation do they become certified. Iyengar Yoga teachers modify the classic asanas (yoga postures) for individual students with the use of props - such as blocks, blankets and belts. Props allow for a deeper penetration into the posture, as well as staying longer.

Iyengar Yoga teachers use their deep-seated knowledge of the asanas to individualize corrections for each student. Students know they are being observed and, if necessary, adjusted. Clear demonstrations of the posture; a well-developed eye; and specific teaching points which awaken the body's intelligence - these are the marks of an Iyengar Yoga teacher.

Students of Iyengar Yoga begin with elementary postures, with an emphasis on the standing asanas (postures).

In time, other postures are added, including forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative postures. Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Balance) is introduced as soon as students are ready because of its many therapeutic benefits.

Each class ends with Savasana, corpse pose for deep relaxation. Students learn to rest in a profound way, completely releasing the body while drawing the mind towards the peace within. As the student progresses, Pranayama (the control of the breath) is introduced.
Sylvie Terree - Bio

I am a certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor with over twenty years of teaching experience. I hold an Iyengar teaching certificate from Pune, India.

I started teaching yoga in 1989 and taught at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles from 1994 to 2003. I now live full time in St Barth, where I have built a home & yoga studio.

I have dual American/French nationality and am fully bilingual in English and French.

Yoga is my passion, my art, my life …I am devoted to practice, teach and inspire others.

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Iyengar teachers devise sequences of postures, which build skill and understanding, from posture to posture, and from class to class. Students are encouraged to develop their own home practice; without which, the study of yoga is incomplete.

BKS Iyengar’s use of yoga props - now ubiquitous in yoga studios of all styles - revolutionized the art. Blankets, belts and other equipment allow students of all skill levels to work safely in the classical yoga asanas (postures). BKS Iyengar also revolutionized the therapeutic applications of yoga, gaining recognition for yoga as treatment for various medical conditions.