Iyengar Yoga Workshops, Yoga Days and Weekends

IYCE organises Iyengar Yoga Workshops, Yoga Days, and Weekends which are taught by invited guest teachers, like Jayne Orton, Julie Brown and Brenda Booth or by our home grown teachers Paul Brown, Susan Clark, Michelle Galliano, Sandra Hitchcock, Denise Mehlman and Susan Long. These events take place at different venues around the county so that as many Iyengar Yoga students as possible can have opportunities to work with different teachers. We have had events in Bulphan, Chelmsford, Fyfield, Grays and Great Saling. More recently we have used Highwood Village Hall, Highwood near Chelmsford.

IYCE events provide students with opportunities to extend their practice, to work in more depth on familiar asanas and pranayama, as well as the chance to try some more challenging asanas. It also provides an opportunity to work with different teachers and a chance to work with Iyengar Yoga friends from across the county. The booking form for events are emailed with IYCE News. You can request a booking form for any event by emailing [email protected]

Spend an enjoyable day doing Iyengar Yoga at one of our Events.

All the teachers conducting events are fully qualified and insured Iyengar yoga teachers and are licensed to use the Certification Mark.

Events in 2023 included a Yoga Day with Michelle Galliano and Sophie Reynold, and in October a day with Judi Sweeting and Tig Wattler.


20 January 2024 National Iyengar Yoga Day

This annual event will be celebrated in various locations.


At Quaker Meeting House, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford Claire Hanrahan will teach 2 classes.

09:30-10:30 Complete Beginners Class

11:00-12:00 General Level Class. This is for anyone who may have tried yoga before and interested in finding out more about Iyengar Yoga.


21 January 2024 More events for NIYD

At Highwood Village Hall, Highwood Susan Long will teach 2 classes on the Sunday.

10:00-11:15 Complete Beginners Class followed by

11:15-11:45 Any Questions about Iyengar Yoga

11:45-13:00 Older People's Class. This will be suitable for those who have not done yoga before or are existing students approaching older years.


Julie Moore is doing a class ar Alexanders School of Dance, Stubbers Farm, Mountnessing Road CM4 0NX

11:30-13:00 Complete Beginners Class. If you have a yoga mat and blanket bring it with you. Some equipment will be available at the venue.

17 February 2024 Teachers Support Group

9.30-12.30 at Highwood Village Hall. This event is open to all Iyengar Yoga Teachers and Trainee Teachers. We aim to practice and work together on selected themes. If you want to share something or work on a particular thing please let Susan know. This term we will be developing Level 2 to Level 3 practice and teaching. There is no charge for the TSG but if you wish you can make a contribution to IYCE.

16 March 2024 Teachers Support Group

9:30-12:30 at Highwood Village Hall. Open to all Iyengar Yoga Teachers and Trainee Teachers.

2 June Yoga Day with Pixie Lilas from Australia

IYCE are very pleased to welcome Pixie, a Level 4 teacher, from Australia.

26 and 27 October 2024 Weekend with Jayne Orton

Jayne has a long association with Essex and we are very pleased to be able to welcome her back for a weekend of yoga in October this year.