Classes are taught by Advanced, Senior, Intermediate and Introductory teachers. All the teachers at the Institute are qualified, current members of the IYA(UK).
“Yoga transforms lives. It offers a means by which you can look at yourself in a holistic way and improve your health, well-being, character and awareness. It gives great strength and confidence.
It has made such a difference to my life and I have a passion about sharing what I have learned with others.
Yoga offers so much. This is why I teach.”
Jayne Orton is the Director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Birmingham which opened in 2002 with BKS Iyengar’s blessings. She started practising Iyengar Yoga as a teenager in 1975 and has visited the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune over 20 times to study directly with the Iyengars. She started to teach in Birmingham in 1980 and has continued to do so ever since without a gap!. She became a Senior teacher in the year 2000 and then in December 2011 was awarded an Advanced Certificate by BKS Iyengar . Jayne is the Midlands’ most experienced and longstanding Iyengar teacher and has trained most of the other Iyengar teachers in the Midlands. She teaches many intensives and workshops throughout the UK, Europe and North America and conducts teacher training at Introductory, Intermediate and Senior levels. She is also a Moderator and Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Iyengar Yoga Association UK.
Since 2005 Jayne has been the teacher to the first team at Birmingham City Football Club where she teaches at the training ground on a weekly basis alongside the physiotherapy team and backroom staff.
Apart from being a lifelong BCFC fan, her interests also include Indian Philosophy, reading and writing poetry and walking in nature.