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84 Philip St. Balmain NSW 2041

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Celebrating 36 years of Iyengar Yoga practice.

The Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio is one of the longest running yoga studios in Sydney and Australia. For 36 years we have offered classes for all levels from beginner to advanced level. All teachers are certified Iyengar yoga teachers and have all trained extensively with the school founder, Pixie Lillas.

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January Intensive with Pixie Lillas

January Intensive with Pixie Lillas January 3 - January 10, 2017 About the workshop Pixie will be running her annual January intensive at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio in January 2017. This intensive is aimed at certified teachers, trainees and experienced students.... read more

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Group of students in sirsasana at workshop with Pixie Lillas

Inverted Postures in Iyengar Yoga

Written by Pixie Lillas
‘‘…the inverted postures bring about good health and wellbeing, from the inside out. Headbalance primarily affects the brain and helps to develop a vigorous body, a strong spine and a disciplined mind. Shoulderstand offers some of the same benefits but gives more of a feeling of peace.’’

Anyone practising Iyengar Yoga will have noticed the importance given to the various inverted postures and how these postures form a part of every sequence in every class. Some students are pleased and enjoy them; others struggle with finding the right alignment for their neck or shoulders and perhaps wish there was less of this particular type of Asana.

Why place such emphasis on these poses?