Iyengar Yoga

231 TUTOR: Sylvie Corruble

Iyengar Yoga focusses on structural alignment while developing strength, flexibility and balance. It incorporates the use of props, such as straps, bricks and bolsters, to help you work with any limitations and make some poses more accessible, relieving any pain and discomfort. This course is suitable for beginners as well as regular yoga students who wish to deepen their practice. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover a posture or experience a more challenging version of it. The course includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and savasana (relaxation).

1 AM
AM course

Course Notes

1. What to wear

Wear comfortable clothing, preferably cotton. You just need loose or stretchable clothing such as shorts, tights, leggings, leotards, etc…

Yoga is practised bare feet

2. What to bring

Iyengar yoga uses props (straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets…). If you do not have any of the following props, be creative and improvise. For instance a scarf can replace a strap, folded blankets (providing they are firm) or cushions make excellent substitutes for a bolster. We will use different props according to your body structure and requirements.

  • a yoga mat (make sure that it is non-slip)
  • warm clothes for relaxation (socks, sweatshirt…)
  • 2 small blankets to use in some postures and another blanket for relaxation
  • 4 blocks
  • a strap
  • a bolster

Marlborough Summer School will be able to provide you with mats, blocks and straps if you do not have any.

3. Practice

  • Previous experience is not essential
  • Instruction in Iyengar Yoga includes postures, breathing, concentration, relaxation. Postures are either static (a position is taken up by the body and held) or dynamic (movement exercises). Each movement is synchronized with breathing.
  • Breathing should be continuous and not forced
  • Do not compete with yourself or anybody else
  • Listen to your body: be aware of your daily changes in abilities
  • Try to do your best but DO NOT STRAIN
  • At the end of each session there will be a period of total relaxation

Please complete this form and return it to Marlborough Summer School or to sylvie.corruble@gmail.com, before the end of June.

Tutor: Sylvie Corruble- HEALTH INFORMATION

These yoga sessions should pose no hazard to anyone of average fitness. However, there may be some postures that are unsuitable, or need modification for those with specific health conditions or limitations. If I know this in advance I will be able to plan modification and alternatives so that everyone gets the most out of this course. All information is strictly confidential.


Please tick the box if you have any of the following:

 a heart condition

 asthma

 problems with your spine

 knee or elbow problems

 epilepsy

 hernia

 high / low blood pressure

 diabetes

 eye (e.g. glaucoma, contact lenses…) or ear problems

 joint or bone problem

 a thyroid condition

Please give any relevant information if you have ticked one or more of the above boxes…



If you have any other injury, recent surgery or physical limitation, or if there is anything else you feel is relevant, please give details here, or talk to me about it






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It is advised that a "sticky” yoga mat be used during this course. These are not standard exercise mats, but are rubber based, stick to the floor and prevent your feet slipping, ensuring your safety. Marlborough Summer School may be able to provide a few mats but please bring your own yoga mat if you have one.

Course Tutor

Sylvie Corruble

About Sylvie

Sylvie's interest in yoga began early, she has over 30 years of experience as she was certified by the British Wheel of Yoga in 1980 (Hatha Yoga). Sylvie has practiced Iyengar Yoga since 2000. She is a qualified Iyengar instructor and teaches in France at the Chatou Iyengar centre near Paris: www.yogatma.net

Sylvie has been the student of different Swamis based in London, where she lived for two years, and India. She returned there regularly to reinforce and deepen her yoga practice.

Fascinated by the larger context of yoga in spirituality she wrote her Master's thesis on Indian philosophy. Sylvie is keen to share her passion for Yoga with beginners and experienced students alike.

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WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

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1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM