News and Updates

Yoga ReVolution with
Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden


Upcoming Class Cancellations:

February 15 thru March 22
Therapy classes resume Mar 29

Discounted Iyengar Yoga Classes For Veterans

Download Veteran’s Flyer Here

Iyengar class


Asana II - 9:00 - 10:30 am


Level I - 3:30-5:00 pm

All Levels - 6:30-8pm


Asana II - 9:00 - 10:30 am

Prenatal & Yoga Therapy - 3:30-5:00 pm


Asana I and II - 10:00 - 11:30 am

Asana I and II - 3:30-5:00 pm

Mixed level - 6:30-8:00pm


Asana III & IV - 8:30 - 10:30 am


All Levels Class - 8:30-10:15 am
(starts May 7)


All Levels Class - 8:00-9:30 am
(starts November 6)


  • $15.00 1 drop-in class
  • $53.00 4 classes per month
  • $92.00 8 classes per month
  • $120.00 12 classes per month
  • $150.00 Unlimited classes per month
  • $1650. 00 Unlimited per year (you get one month free)
  • $50.00 Introductory course (4 classes)
  • $25.00 Pre-Natal/Yoga Therapy (1 class)
  • $85.00 Pre-Natal/Yoga Therapy (4 classes)


Iyengar Yoga & The Ancient Map of the Cakras

Workshops with Gitte Bechsgaard (CIYT & PhD)
& Gloria Goldberg (CIYT Advanced Jr 2)

Workshop 2 - Oct 25-27, 2016

Oct 25, Tue - 11:00am–4:45pm
Oct 26 & 27, Wed & Thu - 12:15–6:00pm

Attendance at Workshop 1 is not required to attend Workshop 2

Download flyer here.

According to the texts of Hatha Yoga and Tantra our subtle body, the Suksma shariram, is made up of a tapestry of subtle channels (nadis) and energetic wheels, or cakras. Together these represent the structures of the pranic field, the pranamaya kosha.
Graphically we find the cakras depicted as lotuses with a variety of sacred symbols within them. These symbols range from animals to deities, colors and geometrical figures (mantras), portraying rich elemental, energetic and psycho-spiritual meaning.
We will explore the map of the cakras both in theory and practice. Both Iyengar yoga practice and Mantra sadhana will be included.

To register, mail your check payable to "IYILM" in the amount of $360 to:
8285 La Mesa Blvd, Suite C
La Mesa CA 91942

Workshop 2 will be hed at
Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles
1835 South La Cienega Blvd., Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA, 90035 USA

Weekend Workshop with Manouso Manos
March 31 - April 2, 2017

Manouso Manos

Download flyer here.

CIYT Continuing Education Courses

with Gloria in La Mesa, CA

Intermediate Senior; January 24-26, 2017
Intermediate Junior; April 25-27, 2017
5-Day Intermediate Junior and Senior; August 3-7,2017

Please contact Gloria regarding mentoring

Download flyer here

2017 Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program

Applications Due December 15

The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program is a three year comprehensive Iyengar Teacher Training Program created with direct input from Sri Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.

Established in 1992, this unique program is designed to meet the needs of yoga students who wish to deepen their experience and comprehension of Iyengar Yoga, as well as for those who envision teaching or who already teach yoga. Serious students and teachers work together sharing their experience, fostering a friendly and inclusive yoga community.

Download Teacher Training Brochure here.

The Multifaceted Gem:
Definitions of Yoga in Practice and Philosophy

A Three-Fold Workshop Series with Gitte Bechsgaard (CIYT & PhD)
& Gloria Goldberg (CIYT Advanced Jr 2)p

Workshop 1 - March 13-15, 2017
Workshop 2 - July 10-12, 2017
Workshop 3 - September 19-21, 2017

Click Links for Flyers:
Download 3-Fold Workshop General Flye here.
Download Workshop 1 Flyer here.
Download Workshop 2 Flyer: here.
Download Workshop 3 Flyer: here.

Workshop will be held at
Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles
1835 South La Cienega Blvd., Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA, 90035 USA

Gift of Consciousness:
An International Module Course on the
Yoga Sutras in Study and Practice

A Workshops with Gitte Bechsgaard (CIYT & PhD)
& Gloria Goldberg (CIYT Advanced Jr 2)
$360 per Workshop

Module 1 - $600
March 22-26, 2017

If you previously attended this Course and did not attend Module 1, you may attend this Course to make this up.

Workshop will be held at
Adeline Yoga Studio, Berkeley ph: 510.982.1873

Download 2017 Gift of Consciousness Flyer Here: here.


What is Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise "Light on Yoga". His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant, are also accomplished authors of yoga texts. The Iyengar family's teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2500 years old. B.K.S. Iyengar's intense practice and over 65 years of teachings have produced significant innovations in the teachings of this art.

Among the most noteworthy are:

A complete approach to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation, bringing the practitioner to physical health and vitality, mental clarity and wisdom, and emotional serenity and poise. Emphasis on standing poses to develop strength, stamina, concentration, and body alignment. A safe, orderly, systematic progression of poses to develop the student's ability both within a class and from class to class.

Use of props, such as blankets, blocks and straps, to facilitate learning and adjust poses to an individual's needs. Highly developed teaching methodology including the precise use of language, demonstration and teaching of specific points of action in a pose, individual correction and adjustment of students. Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress. Complete integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana.

Certified Teachers

The Iyengar Certification process is very rigorous, assuring you of a teacher well trained in the art of teaching yoga.

After years as a student of yoga and with significant early teaching experience, candidates for assessment apply to take the exam. Given over the course of a weekend, prospective teachers must show proficiency in performance of the asanas or postures at their level and take a written exam on philosophy, anatomy, and practical knowledge of teaching. In the third and most important part of the test, the candidate is observed and assessed while teaching a sample class.

This process is repeated in a year or two with a different set of poses and only then is the full certification granted at the introductory level. There are six levels currently available for assessment, from introductory to intermediate senior. Higher levels have been granted directly from B.K.S.


The B. K. S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS), a not-for-profit organization, disseminates and promotes the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar. IYNAUS oversees teacher training guidelines, holds annual certification assessments and maintains a code of ethics for its teachers. IYNAUS also produces a biannual newsletter, sponsors conventions and conferences, operates a store, maintains an archive of Iyengar Yoga materials and publishes a national directory of Certified Teachers.
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Contact Us

BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of La Mesa
8285 La Mesa Blvd. Suite C.
La Mesa, CA 91942
Ph: 619-871-8380

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