B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) developed the style of yoga known eventually as “Iyengar Yoga” by first learning from his teacher, T. Krishnamacharya, as a sickly young man, and then by dedicated practice of the asana (postures) to create a well-oranized system of practice based in the 8 limbs of hatha yoga as written by the sage, Patanjali.
Iyengar Yoga is characterized by attention to the timing, duration, and sequencing of the asana; precision and clarity in performance of the asana; use of props (blocks, blankets, belts/straps, chairs, bolsters/cushions, ropes/rope wall, etc.); systematic progression through the asana; and attention to the quality of the mind during practice.
Dana studied with Abhijata Iyengar during the U.S. Iyengar Conference in April, 2019, and integrates the learning from that experience into her classes.