Iyengar Yoga in Madeira
Iyengar Yoga in Madeira

IYENGAR YOGA IN MADEIRA

Bem-Vindo! Here you will find the unique offer of certified Iyengar Yoga in Madeira, Portugal. Yoga classes are taught in a private setting, one-on-one or in small groups to maintain the intimacy of personal attention and adjustment.

Iyengar Yoga is seen as both, an art and a science, part aesthetic expression and part extensively researched physical therapy. The practice is guided with precise verbal cues and gentle hands-on adjustments to inspire conscious integration between body, mind, and breath. Props are used to enhance receptivity to body alignment and to enable practitioners to hold the postures for longer periods of time, which allows optimum benefit to health. In Iyengar Yoga the dynamic and restorative aspects of Yoga are balanced. Through gross outer alignment we awaken subtle inner intelligence that heals our bodies and liberates our minds in a feeling of oneness with all aspects of our being, ultimately uniting us with the natural pulse of life.

Scroll down for more information about my private and group Iyengar Yoga classes in Madeira. See ABOUT page for my profile.

What clients Say

“Melanie is one of the most intuitive Yoga instructors (although instructor is not how I see her she has been my partner, my confidant and soulmate on my Yoga journey). She will extend you at times and when you are in need of restorative she will sense it. Her passion for yoga is contagious. She shares her incredible knowledge freely and provides enormous insight into the impact, the benefits and the deeper soul journey that many miss. She will make you a lifelong convert with a thirst to discover more.” – Lynette Finlay

Iyengar Yoga in Madeira
Iyengar Yoga in Madeira

Yoga Class

Private Yoga

Private Yoga classes are taught as traditionally intended, one on one, with intimate individual attention and adjustment. Perfect for busy professionals, discerning seasoned practitioners, raw beginners, anyone suffering from mild ailments or inspired individuals whom enjoy convenience. Each Yoga class is designed with a clear intention to suit your specific needs. Your goals are considered and the practice is adjusted to your disposition at any given moment. The style is Iyengar Yoga. You can choose to enjoy your Yoga practice at your own home or at my Yoga space in Sâo Martinho, Funchal or online via Zoom. 

Your Home

You have the luxury to enjoy private Yoga in the comfort of your own home, hotel or office anywhere in Madeira. I travel to you. Yoga mats and props are supplied.

Yoga Studio

You are welcome to book your private Yoga class at my fully equipped Yoga space in Ajuda, Sâo Martinho, Funchal.

Kindly note this is not a commercial Yoga studio, please contact me before coming to class.

The full address will be sent to you once you book your class.

Online Yoga

You have the option to keep up your private Yoga practice from anywhere in the world. See ONLINE page for more about Yoga on Zoom.

Time

Book a time that suits your schedule.

Rates

See RATES page for prices.

Group Yoga

General group Yoga classes are taught in an intimate setting with the potential for individual attention and adjustment. Suitable for experienced beginners and intermediate students. Yoga mats and props are supplied if required. The style is Iyengar Yoga. You can choose to enjoy your Yoga practice at the studio in Monte, Funchal or online via Zoom.

Yoga Studio

Join me for group classes at my fully equipped Yoga space in Ajuda, Sâo Martinho, Funchal.

Kindly note this is not a commercial Yoga studio, please book before coming to class.

The full address will be sent to you once you book your class.

Online Yoga

Keep up your Yoga practice from anywhere in the world. See ONLINE page for more about Yoga on Zoom.

Time

⚫️ Wednesday 17:30pm to 19:00pm – In Person
⚫️ Thursday at 8am to 9:30am (Portugal time) – Online
⚫️ Friday at 9:30am to 11am – In Person

Rates

See RATES page for prices.

Yoga Workshop

See EVENT Page. Follow me on Instagram for updates.

Yoga Style

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is a style of Yoga attributed to BKS Iyengar, one of the most influential Yoga teachers in the evolution of Yoga in the west. It is based on the teachings of T Krishnamacharya, whom is seen as the father of modern Yoga. By adapting the original Ashtanga Yoga practice to suit individual bodies, BKS Iyengar revolutionised dynamic Yoga and introduced a greater emphasis on the therapeutic application of Yoga. Through the use of props and accurate alignment cues, Iyengar Yoga makes the practice accessible to beginners, yet also enhances the skills of advanced practitioners. Props make it possible for us to hold Yoga postures for longer periods of time and to feel more clearly the alignment of our skin, muscles, bones, fascia and organs, thus increasing the health benefits of Yoga and awakening a deeper intelligence within.

Certification

The certification mark pictured below is a sign of Excellence in Teaching and used by Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. The use of this mark allows the community at large to recognise teachers of Iyengar Yoga who: have completed intensive teacher training, have undergone a rigorous assessment process, must undertake continuing education to renew or upgrade their certificate. These stringent requirements ensure an internationally recognised standard of excellence in teaching.

See www.bksiyengar.com for a full list of certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide (Melanie is listed under South Africa, Western Cape)  & see www.bksiyengar.co.za for teachers in South Africa (Melanie is listed under Western Cape, Camps Bay)

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” Yoga is when every single cell of the body sings the song of the soul ”
BKS Iyengar