Let Lucy show you the Ropes. An Iyengar Yoga Ropes Workshop

This is a special 3-hour Iyengar workshop taught by a Level 3 Iyengar teacher, Lucy Aldridge. Learn how to use the yoga rope wall and other yoga props to deepen and enhance your practice. The yoga ropes can be used to either offer support to your body by reversing the effects of gravity or they can be used to enhance and deepen the effect of a pose.

Did you know hand grip strength is also a bio marker for age… hanging on to the ropes can significantly improve it!

Iyengar Yoga

What are Yoga Ropes

The use of ropes attached to a ‘Yoga rope wall’ was popularised by B.K.S Iyengar so that yoga practitioners could practice poses that would be otherwise unavailable to them or to go ‘deeper in poses’. The correct name of the practice of yoga with ropes is Yoga Kurunta, which translates as Yoga Puppetry.

The Iyengar Yoga system is well known for paying attention to the body’s alignment within a pose and the use of props to support and maintain yoga poses, allowing you to develop a new awareness within each posture to enhance the effects of the poses.

Yoga props can help you to achieve a pose with more ease and then with this felt sense of the pose it can be integrated with a greater understanding back into your regular yoga asana practice with deeper self-awareness, precision and alignment whilst improving your stamina, flexibility and confidence.

We all get niggles and injuries from time to time and that is when using props can be a game changer for our practice by allowing us to still practice postures safely and effectively giving us time to heal.

As your knowledge on how to use props effectively grows you will be able to use them creatively to achieve a deeper understanding of how to strengthen, release, extend and balance your body in your practice. Knowing how and when to use a yoga prop will increase the beneficial effects of your yoga practice.


B.K.S Iyengar

What is Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is named after and developed by B.K.S. Iyengar who was a direct disciple of T. Krishnamacharya. Together with Pattabhi Jois (who developed Ashtanga yoga) he was instrumental in bringing the practice of modern yoga, as we know it now, to the West.


The most important thing to bring to a yoga practice is a sense of humour”, I often reflect upon this, allowing my imagination to guide me during my learning, using it whilst teaching so students see their practice or poses in a slightly different way.


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Lucy Aldridge

Lucy Aldridge

Lucy teaches retreats in the UK and abroad but feels most at home teaching above Porthmeor beach in Cornwall.


Lucy is a Level 3 Iyengar yoga teacher practising Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. She has been teaching since 1997 and regularly attends the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune. Travelling to India for guidance from the Iyengar family directly takes her back to the source of this profound practice whilst deepening her knowledge and understanding of the ancient wisdom, art and science of Yoga.