IYCE News Winter 2019


25 YEARS OF IYCE 1995 - 2020

Susan wrote to Guruji in 1995 telling him that there was a nucleus of teachers in Essex who were interested in working together and setting up a yoga group to focus on teaching and learning Iyengar Yoga in Essex. Guruji replied,

“Dear Susan Long,

I received your letter of 1.11.95 just now. I am happy to know that you are all meeting and planning to have an Iyengar Yoga Centre in Essex. As long as my method of teaching is maintained with sustenance I am glad to lend my name…..I wish you all the best in your endurs. Yours sincerely B.K.S. Iyengar.”

Following Guruji’s reply the small group of teachers and students set up the Iyengar Yoga Centre for Essex (IYCE) to help improve the practice of Iyengar Yoga in Essex. During the early years activities included providing information about Iyengar yoga classes in Essex to members of the public, organising workshops and yoga days, and publishing a newsletter, IYCE News. One of the major activities was to train more teachers to work in Essex. The initial teacher training course was run by Jayne Orton, from Iyengar Yoga Birmingham, and subsequent courses by Susan Long.  Since 1995 some 20 teachers have been trained and qualified.

Yoga Day with Paul Brown

We had an excellent day of yoga with Paul at Highwood Village Hall, on 30 November 2019. We have received very positive feedback from those who attended. Thank you Paul for teaching a great day. 

Weekend with Julie Brown 

Julie will teach a weekend of yoga at Highwood Village Hall on 25 and 26 January 2020. Booking details have been circulated already. This event marks the start of an exciting programme of events to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.

Weekend with Jayne Orton

Jayne will be returning to Essex to teach a weekend of Iyengar Yoga at Highwood Village Hall on 4 and 5 April 2020. Details will be announced in a later but keep the date free if you intend to come.

Teachers Support Group

The forthcoming Teachers Support Group sessions at Highwood Village Hall are on 18 January, 15 February and 21 March 2020.

Pranayama Class

The monthly Pranayama Classes with Susan Long are on 5 January, 2 February and 1 March 2020 at Highwood Village Hall. E-mail [email protected]  to book a place. Equipment is available but you need to bring your blankets.

Workshop with Claire Hanrahan

Claire’s Friday evening workshops at the Quakers Meeting House, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford are on 31 January, 27 March, 1 May, 12 June, 3 or 17 July (to be confirmed), 11 or 18 September (to be confirmed), 9 October, 13 November and 11 December 2020. To book a place at any of the workshops either email or text Claire, [email protected]  07798 725 557.

Saturday Morning Remedial Class

In 2020 the Remedial Class for people with health problems will take place on the first and the fourth Saturday of the month. There are one or two exceptions to this due to the availability of the Hall. Contact Susan to find out more about this class and for advice on remedial yoga. The first class of 2020 is on 4 January.

Yoga Equipment

Mat £22.50, Block (foam chip or coloured) £4, Half block £2, Belt £5, Blanket £14, Pair of Bricks £14, Chair £31, Bolster £35 .  

Order equipment from your teacher or email [email protected]