Rajeshree Tupe has been a student of Guruji BKS Iyengar, Dr Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar for over 2 decades and brings a unique blend of
three brilliant teachers. She uses the holistic approach to health of body,
mind and soul in an accessible way for her students through the intelligent practice of asana and pranayama.
A certified senior Iyengar yoga teacher, she also holds a Diploma in Ayurveda & Lifestyle Management.
Teaching is in her blood and she takes on after her maternal grandfather who would ride long distances to teach Yog to children in schools. Her zeal for the subject and the desire to share her knowledge took the long route to slowly but steadily build awareness and interest in Iyengar yoga in Pune. It culminated in the birth of ‘Shriyog Institute’, named after her father.
Shriyog institute follows the Iyengar system of learning asana and pranayama with a blend of Ayurvedic lifestyle and music to bring health and wholeness. Asanas are broken down and sessions are liberally sprinkled with mini anatomy lessons to kindle interest in exploring this science of the self. Classes are conducted for beginners and advanced students as well as children, senior citizens and women.
Q. What are the unique features of "Iyengar Yoga"?
Answer: Listed are few of the important features of Iyengar Yoga:
- Iyengar Yoga can be practiced by all.
- The emphasis is given to precision and alignment in all postures.
- The use of self designed props such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in all the postures.
- The aspect of "sequencing". An "Iyengar Yoga" practitioner is aware of the sequence in which different groups of asanas have to be performed.
Q. Does "Iyengar Yoga" involve only asanas and pranayama?
Answer: "Iyengar Yoga" teaches all the 8 aspects of astanga yoga: Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.
Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar has been teaching us how the performance of an asana needs disciplines encoded by yama and niyama,
how the body needs to be guided in asana, the role of the breath (pranayama),
how the complete involvement of the senses of perception (pratyahara) and total concentration (dharana and dhyana) help to attain samadhi.