IYCWM is devoted to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his children, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar of Pune, India.

Mr. Iyengar believed that yoga is for everyone, regardless of strength, flexibility, age, or other perceived weaknesses. We are honored to be given the privilege of being one of four Iyengar Centers in New England. To be granted this credential, the director/owner of the center must pass a certain level of assessment standards and have supporting recommendations as well as regular travel to India.

On May 18, 2018, the Pine Street studio opened its doors as Yoga with Susan Elena. In December of 2019, Director Susan Elena Esquivel was given the honor of becoming an Iyengar Yoga Center. Her studies of therapeutics and travel to RIMYI inspired the current design of our wonderful Maple Street studio in the iconic Parsons Block Building. The Parsons Block studio is truly a manifestation of the her dream to create a studio whose offerings closely mirror the way the Guruji’s method is taught in India.

IYCWM is also committed to looking at and acknowledging the ways in which race, class, sexuality, gender identity and body positivity shape us as yoga practitioners and human beings, both individually and in our community. We continue to educate ourselves about and acknowledge structures of oppression and how they operate in Iyengar Yoga and communities in general. We support BIPOC and LGBTQ communities. We are committed to co-creating an inclusive environment to grow, learn and thrive together.

Why Iyengar Yoga?

Why Iyengar Yoga?

Why Iyengar Yoga?

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