Yoga according to B.K.S. Iyengar
The teaching of yoga according to BKS Iyengar is based on the in-depth practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing). Everything is done in the search for rigor, intensity, alignment and precision.
This method is characterized by:
- the attention paid to the alignment of the different parts of the body in space
- the organization of postures in sequences
- the use of props (belts, bricks, blankets, chairs, ropes…)
These basic principles allow you to develop a better physical and mental balance and bring all the benefits that yoga promises. The teaching is progressive and adapted to the physical capacities of each one. The use of props facilitates the learning of postures.
IYENGAR® Yoga is taught all over the world, according to the same principle of training, evaluation and certification of teachers. IYENGAR® Yoga teachers are assessed according to several certification levels: Base II, Junior intermediate I, II and III, Senior intermediate I, II and III, advanced diplomas. In France, nearly 370 teachers are certified Yoga IYENGAR®.
Ophélia Oullié, born in Paris in 1973, began rhythmic then classical dance at the age of four. At the age of eleven, she joined the classical dance conservatories of the 10th arrondissement of Paris and Vincennes.
It was at the age of 13, she was introduced to Iyengar® yoga by a fervent follower who transmitted this art to her from time to time until she met her current teacher.
At the age of 15, she began a career as a classical dancer with a European tour of “Swan Lake”. Two years later, she was admitted to the “VIIIème Jeune Ballet de France”. She then becomes intermittent performer, working in several theaters in France. Then, she left for a two-year engagement in Magdeburg (Germany). An accident during rehearsal interrupted her career., when she was 23 years old.
She travels across Europe, choreographs, practices foreign languages and tries out different professions. Back in France, she goes to teaching. She then passes a State Certificate of Sports Educator. Trained in the Pilates method.
In 2006, Finally, she began the three-year training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Nice with June Whittaker and Christian Pisano. She stayed for the first time in India in the summer of 2007. Travel where she left for a yoga retreat in the north and met the philopsopher Ramesh S. Balsekar in the south of India.
She became a certified Iyengar® Yoga teacher in 2009. In 2010, 2013 and 2015, she stayed four months in India at the RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute), in Pune. She obtained the “Junior Intermediate 3” certification in 2018 (Level 3). In September 2019, she opened the precision yoga center in the heart of Menton, in the south-east of France .