The Iyengar yoga Certification Mark

An exceptional team of experienced teachers to inspire your development.

All of our teachers here at Iyengar Yoga London hold the Iyengar Yoga Teachers Certification Mark, a sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding. So when you come to our classes, you’ll learn genuine Iyengar yoga led by a worldclass team.

Physical adjustments, as pictured above, are sometimes used in Iyengar yoga as a teaching aid along with demonstrations and verbal instructions. If you prefer not to receive hands-on adjustments please let your teacher know.

Ainhoa Acosta

years and qualified to teach after completing the Introductory Teacher Training here at the centre.

She has studied directly with the Iyengar family in Pune, India on three occasions and continues to attend weekly classes with senior teachers. She served on our Board of Trustees from 2007-11.

Richard Agar Ward

He and his wife, Kirsten, are the directors of the Bath Iyengar yoga Centre. He is a moderator and assessor for the UK Iyengar Yoga Association.

Marco Cannavo

He teaches Beginners, General and Intermediate classes and has visited Pune several times. He is an assessor for the UK Iyengar Yoga Association and is currently the chair of our teaching committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees.

Penny Chaplin

She started teaching herself from a book and first met B.K.S. Iyengar in 1971 when he was teaching in London. As his direct student, she visits Pune yearly. She has been teaching since 1974. She teaches the Teachers Class, Intermediate and General classes and runs the Senior and Intermediate workshops at Iyengar Yoga London. She is a Moderator and Teacher Trainer for IY (UK). For many years she was actively involved in The National Teachers Association, and she currently sits on the Assessment & Teacher Training Committee of IY (UK).

Rosemary da Silva

in the remedial and back pain classes, and more recently the gentle yoga classes.

She initiated her Pune story with a three month visit in 1999 and ended that trip by attending B.K.S. Iyengar’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 2000. She has since made multiple trips to Pune and attended intensives with Geeta Iyengar in London, South Africa and Australia.

She considers herself privileged to have studied with some of the finest teachers within the Iyengar tradition and has taught residential weekends in the UK, as well as yoga retreats in Spain, France, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia and Greece.

Khaled Kendsi

He has attended classes in RIMYI in Pune several times, where he studied with the Iyengar family and helped in the medical classes. Khaled is qualified in Immediate Life Support and works as a Cardiac Physiologist for the NHS.

Judy Lynn

to Intermediate. She practises yoga to be well and her teaching style is marked by clarity, simplicity and humour. She has studied with the Iyengar family at RIMYI in Pune three times. She has been the chair of our Teaching Committee and a trustee.

Judy is an IY (UK) assessor and served on IY (UK)’s Assessments & Teacher Training Committee for 15 years as, variously, the Junior Intermediate timetable organiser, the Chair and Vice Chair.

Jackie McCaul

full time for the past 18 years. Qualified to Level 2, she has studied with senior teachers from all over the world and has been to Pune to study at the Institute.

Keiko Onishi

practice all through her busy working life in the financial sector.

She has been teaching since 2006, having done the teacher training courses at Iyengar Yoga London since 2003, and gained her Level 3 certificate in 2013. She has visited Pune on four occasions, and continues her study and practice with senior teachers, as well as attending workshops by visiting senior teachers from overseas.

Korinna Pilafidis-Williams

and also a bespoke class for people with neurological issues including Multiple Sclerosis. She is a teaching mentor and trainer. For many years Korinna has been the editor of Dipika (the centre’s magazine), one of the oldest yoga magazines in the UK.

Kate Rathod

She gave up a career in graphic design to pursue her passion for her yoga practice and has been teaching since 2003. She has attended classes in Pune and continues to study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers.

Kristyan Robinson

hometown in Ontario and tried to teach herself. Her Iyengar yoga practice began when she moved to London in 1989. Kristyan has been a student of many of the teachers at Iyengar Yoga London. She has been to Pune to study at RIMYI and gained Level 2 in 2019.

Sallie Sullivan

assisted in the medical classes. She has attended many events with Guruji, Gita, Abhijata and visiting teachers from India.

She is registered for Yoga Therapy with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Sallie is a mentor and moderator for the UK Iyengar Yoga Association.

Judy Waldman

Psychotherapist makes her appreciate the creative balance of mind and body in yoga.

She trained here at Iyengar Yoga London, certified as a teacher in 2007 and received her Level 3 certification in 2017. Judy has been fortunate to have studied with the Iyengars on several occasions at the RIMYI Institute in Pune including February 2020, and with Geeta and Abhijata Iyengar in the UK.

Harshini Wikramanayake

and began her Teacher Training at Iyengar Yoga London, gaining her Introductory Certificate in 2006 and Level 3 in 2015.

Harshini has studied with the Iyengar family on six occasions in Pune, and continues to attend weekly classes with Senior Teachers. In addition to her yoga teaching vocation, Harshini has trained as an Ayurvedic Medical Practitioner. Harshini has MSc and BSc degrees in Ayurvedic Medicine to complement her MBA and Honours Business Administration degrees.

Rita Di Tano

she was drawn to the Iyengar method because of its focus on alignment, precision, sequencing and concentration.

She completed her Iyengar yoga teacher training and has been teaching Iyengar yoga since 2014. Rita continued her studies and training and qualified at Level 2 in 2019. She is passionate about Iyengar yoga and has extensive experience teaching beginners and students who are new to Iyengar yoga.

She continues to practice and study with senior Iyengar Yoga teachers at Iyengar Yoga London and attends retreats workshops, with visiting senior international Iyengar yoga teachers.