YIP has been created for therapists, teachers and students, but anyone can use it. For example, it is valuable for physicians who advise their patients on the yoga they should not and should do.
The two principal founders of YIP have their roots in the work of Mr. BKS Iyengar.* The impetus for the site was to let others have the advantage of his direct teaching, and close to 100 years of combined teaching, further learning, and clinical application of his anatomically sophisticated and therapeutically oriented, surpassingly strong and beautiful yoga.
Victor Oppenheimer traveled to India every other year for more than twenty years to attend intensive three week long workshops with Mr. Iyengar. He has been certified directly by Mr. Iyengar to teach his style of yoga.
Victor was instrumental in the formation of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. He founded the yoga.com website. He co-chaired the Boston 1987 B.K.S Iyengar Yoga Convention. He has certified Iyengar teachers, conducted many teacher training workshops, and taught extensively both in the USA and abroad.
Victor has been a devoted practitioner and teacher of the Iyengar style of yoga for more than forty years.
Along with Taliesin Oppenheimer, Carrie Owerko, Carol Ardman, Jennifer Elsner and James Anderson, they have created YIP in order to open up to everyone their combined experience in avoiding yoga injuries and healing a fair number of conditions. For some, such as low back pain, osteoporosis, scoliosis, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and certain shoulder injuries, yoga has been shown as good or better than the currently mainstream medical options.
BKS Iyengar (1918 – 2014) was a world acclaimed master yoga practitioner, inspirational teacher, and prolific author who devoted his life to exploring and teaching yoga. He is widely acknowledged as being responsible for bringing the awareness and practice of physical yoga from India to the West. Countless people throughout the world have had their lives changed for the better from his teaching.
Mr. Iyengar was particularly interested in yoga therapy and he devoted many years to helping people with a variety of physical ailments and problems through yoga. The techniques he evolved have proven highly effective and are now in widespread use throughout the globe.
The founders of Yip feel privileged to have received extensive personal training from BKS Iyengar. We have created YIP to integrate knowledge from this training with advances in contemporary medical science. We hope the power of modern information technology will enable an even larger audience to safely experience the benefits of the practice of yoga.
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