Iyengar yoga teachers undertake years of rigorous training before they can take any teaching exams and this ensures consistently high standards. Once they have qualified, only teachers who undertake continuous professional development can maintain their teaching certificate and use of the certification mark.
Lois began practising yoga in 1991 and was fortunate that the Adult Education class she attended happened to be taught by an Iyengar Yoga teacher. Several years later she trained to teach and has now been teaching Iyengar Yoga for 18 years. She is qualified up to Junior Intermediate level 3 and has learnt from some of the most experienced senior and advanced level Iyengar yoga teachers in this country. She has also studied in Pune with the Iyengar family. Lois has extensive teaching experience including adult education, fitness clubs, university, schools, retreats, workshops and intensive courses in the UK and France, as well as her ongoing private classes and one to one lessons.
"Personally I have found that regular practise of Iyengar yoga has improved my health and general well being, including helping me cope with a busy family life."
Suzy is a General level teacher. She began attending Iyengar Yoga classes in 2002 and qualified as a teacher in 2011. Since qualifying she has taught pupils of all ages and abilities, including students from The University of The Arts and guests at Crisis emergency winter shelter.
Suzy chose Iyengar yoga because of its emphasis on accuracy, safety and integrity. "I have found the practise of Iyengar Yoga to be a reliable and powerful tool, providing stability and resilience. It has made me stronger physically and emotionally, consistently reminding me of the need to develop sensitivity towards myself and the world around me. My goal as a teacher is to help others benefit as much as I have from Iyengar yoga "
Fiona started practising Iyengar Yoga in 1974 while studying at Edinburgh University. She was immediately drawn to the wonderful experience of wellbeing and peace that each class left her with, and which lasted most of the week between classes!
Fiona began teaching in 1992 while living in Cambridge. In 1999 she moved to Wiltshire, where she still lives, and has continued her training and development to qualify at Senior Intermediate level 2 in 2015. She has studied at the Iyengar Institiute in Pune in India on several occasions and regularly attends workshops and training sessions with Britain’s and India’s finest long standing students of BKS Iyengar. She is also a Teacher Assessor for the IY UK, and now practises yoga every day so that she doesn’t have to wait all week to experience the beauty, peace and light inside!