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Free Event - National Iyengar Yoga Day

  • St. Catherines Hill Community House Christchurch, BH23 2RR (map)

In 19 January 1975, BKS Iyengar opened up RIMYI, his school in Pune, India.  To celebrate this, his method of teaching and to bring us together as a local Iyengar yoga community, 14 January has been designated UK National Iyengar Yoga Day!  This is a free event and you’re invited to make a donation towards Mr Iyengar’s home village in India (Bellur) where education, sanitation and health is being improved.

There will be two teachers – Elaine Rees and Zoe Hobbs - and we’ll offer an energising class for an hour followed by another 30 minutes of restorative poses.  All this rounded off with tea and home-made cakes donated by students!

As well as having fun together, we aim to include some interesting facts and tales of our experiences at the RIMYI Institute in celebration!

As we are in frosty winter and the RIMYI sign is black lettering on white marble, we’d like you to wear BLACK and WHITE!!

To book: email Elaine Rees at and include your full name and contact telephone number (mobile if possible).  Advance booking is essential!  We’ll send confirmation upon receipt of your email.

Earlier Event: June 18
Yoga Course in France with Zoe Hobbs
Later Event: February 4
Purely Pranayama with Elaine Rees