Classes at the Studio are taught by a committed group of independent Iyengar yoga teachers, most of whom live in North London. Everyone is a fully qualified and certified member of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK).
Training to become an Iyengar yoga teacher is a rigorous process: trainees must be recommended by their teacher and have an established practice. The Introductory certificate takes a minimum of two years to complete and the Junior Intermediate and Senior Intermediate certificates each take a minimum of three years to complete. Teachers wait a minimum of 18 months between certificates; in practice usually much longer. Advanced certificates are awarded only by the Ramamani Institute in Pune. Qualified teachers must attend classes with senior teachers to maintain their own practice and are encouraged to visit the Ramamani Institute in Pune for tuition.
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Patsy has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 1979, and teaching since 1993. Her special interest lies with the therapeutic application of yoga and she teaches two therapy classes at the Studio, as well as her regular classes.
Gene teaches the foundation course at the Studio and classes for new beginners on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm and Sunday morning at 10.00am. She has been teaching since she qualified in 2001.
Wendy has been teaching for 15 years. She runs classes on Tuesday and Saturday mornings and a general class on Tuesday evening at 8.00pm.
Darren qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2005 and teaches a general class on Thursday evening at 8.00pm.
Deborah has been practising yoga since 2005. She teaches the Tuesday morning beginners class 11.15 to 12.45 and an hour long class for beginner on Wednesday starting at 6.45.
Korinna has been practising Iyengar yoga since 1983 and started teaching in 1995. She is especially interested in remedial yoga as well as teaching children and teenagers. She teaches a class for 13-18 year olds on Thursdays at 5.00pm.
Lisa qualified as a Iyengar teacher in 2006. She takes the class for beginners and over 50s on Wednesday morning.
Tessa has been practising Iyengar yoga since 1980 and qualified as a teacher in 1999. She has a keen interest in the remedial aspects of Iyengar yoga and assists in the yoga therapy class on Monday mornings. She also teaches a post therapy yoga class on Thurs morning in addition to her general class.
Uday Bhosale has been learning yoga under the direct guidance of Guruji, Prashantji and Geetaji at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune since 1999. He has taught classes at the Institute (children, beginners and intermediate) as well as assisted in Geetaji’s classes and medical classes.
Nita began practising yoga in the 1990's and has been teaching since 2004. She teaches the Friday evening restorative class which is held twice a month.