Our teachers are Certified by the National Iyengar Yoga Association
They are experienced and skilled at helping individual students. Our goal is to make each class a special experience for each student.
Teachers in this method are certified through an internationally standardized body, and overseen by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. Becoming certified is a process that takes a minimum of 3 years, usually in addition to 5 years of practice as a student. Teachers must pass a rigorous assessment where they demonstrate their competence and knowledge of the poses, teaching skills and philosophy during a two day long test. To remain certified they must continue their studies and may advance to one of the higher levels by taking additional assessments
There are 5 levels of Certification, each with from 2 to 3 sub levels. Teachers must study a minimum number of years and then apply and pass the two day exam to pass each level.
For more complete information about the Certification process you can go to: http://www.iynaus.org/teach/
I took my first yoga class in 1978 and fell in love with the subject. I started teaching in 1987 and have been Certified at the Senior Intermediate I level. I have been fortunate to have been to Pune, India 13 times to study with the Iyengar’s as well as having had my first classes at the Ann Arbor Y with Mary Palmer and Priscilla Neel. My most influential teachers other than Mr Iyengar and Geeta have been Mary Dunn and Manouso Manos, with whom I still study. I have three grown children and two grandchildren. Yoga is the most challenging, rewarding, aggravating, satisfying and interesting subject I have ever encountered. I love passing what I know along to other people. Sue is a Senior Intermediate I certified teacher and is also Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (iayt.org). firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan began teaching yoga to herself at the age of thirteen, and was delighted when she moved to Ann Arbor and found that she could begin taking Iyengar yoga classes. She’s never looked back. Her teaching career began in 2000, and in 2007 she earned her Introductory II certification. She has been fortunate enough to study with the Iyengar family both in India as well as in the U.S. Susan loves to share her knowledge of yoga with others. email@example.com
Pam has studied yoga since the late 1980′s and began teaching in 2005. The thing she likes best about teaching yoga is helping students increase their sense of body awareness, become stronger & more flexible, and have the practice of yoga bring a sense of peacefulness. Pam is certified at the Introductory II level. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1977 and holds an Introductory II Certificate and has been teaching since 1983. She has studied with Mr. Iyengar and his daughter Geeta in Pune, India nine times. email@example.com
Vicki McGuffen. Yoga has been my daily companion on the path of life for nearly 30 years. It has brought me joy, excitement, contentment, liberation, as well as frustration, exhaustion, and more perspiration than I care to mention. I hope to share all of this with my students! Vicki is Jr Intermediate I Certified.
Teaching Iyengar yoga is a privilege. My Iyengar yoga experience began in 1994. Teaching since 2002, I received my Introductory II certification in 2007. In 2012, I studied at RIMYI Institute with BKS Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in Pune India. I like to make my classes a fun learning experience.
Alexa Lee has been studying yoga since 1989, and teaching since 2000. She is a certified teacher at the Introductory level and has studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Institute in Pune, India in 2004 and 2009. As a lifelong athlete and dancer she appreciates the technical precision of Iyengar yoga. The pairing of technical precision with individual expression, of this ancient art form, inspires her practice and teaching.