I study and practice Iyengar yoga, a classical method that emphasizes the practice of all 8 limbs of yoga to quiet the mind and achieve understanding of the oneness of all things. My primary teacher is Holly Walck at Jai Yoga in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and I have studied with her since 2006 and apprenticed under her since 2008. I have begun Iyengar yoga teacher training with Dean and Rebecca Lerner and Joan White. I have also had the good fortune to study with Patricia Walden at workshops and retreats; she is a rich teacher with deep knowledge and it is a joy and an honor to be her student. I have sat at the feet of Dr. Edwin Bryant to study philosophy and history, especially the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Urdhva Dhanurasana, Upward Facing Bow Pose. 30 weeks pregnant

Iyengar yoga has a rigourous system of assessment or its teachers. Though I have been teaching yoga since 2008, I am not yet an Iyengar yoga teacher. I was scheduled to take the first level of the assessment in the fall of 2010, but I could not because I was pregnant. When I am able to take this assessment (my intention is 2013) and, if I pass, I will be called an Iyengar yoga teacher in training. The intensity of this process keeps the method pure and true to its roots, our guru Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. One can be assured when studying Iyengar yoga that the teacher is well trained and highly knowledgable in her subject.

Virabhadrasana I, Warrior I Pose

4 thoughts on “Yoga

  1. Best of luck with your yoga teaching! I’m part way to becoming a teacher and just can not wait until I am one! It’s great to connect with like minded people – even across the other side of the world.

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