Iyengar Yoga with

Prabhakara

Online Classes

Men’s Yoga:
Monday’s 9:00 – 10:15

Therapy Class:
Tuesdays 12:15 – 13:45  Contact me for details

Beginner’s Yoga:
Tuesday’s 18:00 – 19:15

Regular’s Yoga:
Thursday’s 12:00 – 13:30

Intermediate Yoga:
Sunday’s 16:00 – 17:30

To book, contact Prabhakara

In-studio Classes

Malvern

Regular’s Class:
Thursdays 18:00 – 19:15  Bridge Hall, Portland Road. Drop-in £12.00

To book, contact Prabhakara

Hereford

Beginner’s Yoga:
Monday’s 17:45 – 19:15

Men’s Yoga:
Monday’s 19:30 – 21:00

Older and/or Stiffer Class:
Wednesday’s 14:30 – 15:45

Beginner’s yoga:
Wednesday’s 18:30 – 19:45

To book visit the Hereford Yoga Centre

Workshops & Events

Saturday Morning Workshop Series – Dealing With Back Pain and Discomfort

June 22 Herniated Discs and other middle back issues

July 6 – Upper Back Issues

I am often asked how to work in asana to deal with injuries or niggles in various parts of the body so I thought it would be good to go over ways to deal with some of the common problems. In this seriesI will turn my attention to the back and spine and, in turn, will look at how to deal with back problems in the lower, middle and upper back. As well as looking specifically at how to heal injuries in these areas I will discuss ways to help keep the back healthy and strong.

Each workshop will run from 10:00 – midday. The cost is £18.00 per class (£12 concessions) or £50.00 (£33 concessions) for the series. Each workshop is a standalone class so you don’t need to attend all of them. I record each class, so if you cannot attend on the day the recording will be available for two-three weeks afterwards. To book, please contact me and I will send a link closer to the time.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar yoga is a form of hatha yoga the emphasises precision in alignment of asana (postures) and timings to build strength and flexibility. It is named after B.K.S. Iyengar who created this form of yoga. This style uses props to make the postures more accessible to a wider range of practitioners so they can practice with greater safety and better understanding.

Body

Iyengar yoga creates balance, strength, and flexibility, while helping to reduce stress and fatigue. Regular practice helps to improve posture, coordination, circulation, and digestion.

Mind

Iyengar yoga builds mental stamina and quietness of mind. It leads to greater tranquillity in our daily life.

Consciousness

Iyengar yoga helps reduce anxiety, depression, and other emotional disturbances. Regular practice allows us to face the turmoil of life with steadiness and stability.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is the use of Iyengar yoga sequences to treat a wide range of health conditions, including anxiety and depression, stress, backpain, autoimmune illnesses, long covid, hypertension and irritable bowel syndrome. Cardiac conditions can also respond well to yoga therapy. Sequences of yoga poses are created to stimulate the body to heal itself. Yoga therapy treats the person, not the illness so programmes are created for the individual.

About Prabhakara

Attracted, initially, to yoga because I wanted to be able to sit more comfortably in meditation I quickly noticed that the frequent back pain I suffered from at the time diminished and then disappeared altogether. That was a strong incentive to continue because when I stopped the back pain did return.

I have practiced yoga since 1988 and my increasing interest in the subject led me to train as a teacher. I have been teaching Iyengar yoga since 1998. I am now a Level 3 teacher with training in yoga therapy. I live in Malvern.

The name Prabhakara was given to me in 1997 when I was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. My interest in yoga has run in parallel to my practice of Buddhism and the two continue to inform each other.

Prabhakara is a dedicated Iyengar yoga teacher with the compassion of a practising Buddhist. This makes beautiful combination. I have been teaching yoga for 20 years yet I often learn something new at a class with Prabhakara.

~ Hilly

To book, contact Prabhakara