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Offering classes and workshops for students of all levels and abilities. Taught by certified teachers who will safely and progressively help you develop and learn. The benefits can change your life.

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We’re proud to introduce our Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT). Every teacher at IYISF continues their studies with teachers in the direct lineage of B.K.S. Iyengar and is certified in the Iyengar Method. Earning an Introductory level of certification represents approximately 800 hours of training. Achieving Junior and Senior levels constitutes thousands of hours of dedication, study and practice.

Sharon Hawley

“…Balance is the state of the present – the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.” B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life,… more

Kathy Alef

I am inspired by the profound and sensitive teaching of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar and his children, Geetaji and Prashantji. My regular visits to Pune enrich… more

Miri Aloni Rivlin

I danced for 16 years and seeked for something beyond the physical. When I found Iyengar Yoga I knew that my search was over. Since then my focus was solely… more

Patti Martin

Patti Martin is a warm, encouraging and upbeat teacher who inspires confidence in her students to explore their potentials. Patti is inclusive and respects… more

Victoria Austin

I began practicing yoga in 1971, after a near-death experience showed me some home truths about my limitations and delusions. In 1983, I came to IYISF to do… more

Chad Balch

I bring to my teaching an enthusiastic belief in yoga as a practice that can infuse each moment of our daily lives and bring gifts of personal transformation,… more

Anne Barbaret

I got interested in yoga when I saw someone practicing yoga on the beach with the San Francisco Bay as the background – she was an Iyengar teacher, who like… more

Nathan Blum

I value yoga because it allows us to explore and expand the boundaries of our bodies and mind. The short term benefits are immediate, and the long term… more

Nora Burnett

I bring to my teaching a warm heart, knowledge of anatomy and well-being informed by 30 years of practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga, plus an intention to… more

Maria Calabria

I fell in love with yoga in 1985 and began studying Iyengar yoga in 1996. From my native Argentina, I also hold degrees in physical education and Expression… more

Ana-Mari Hamada

Since 1996 the practice of yoga has been a daily exploration and remembrance of the value of understanding who I am. I am inspired by the Iyengar method, the… more

Brian Hogencamp

I aim to bring a spark of yoga to each student through the teachings that I’ve received in the Iyengar tradition. These teachings have been filtered through… more

Magi Khoo

Yoga has brought joy, ease, and freedom to Magi’s life: balancing a hectic corporate life and grad school over a decade ago and the eventual departure from… more

Sandy Lamerson

Iyengar yoga has helped me to establish personal discipline, self-awareness, greater health and balance in body and mind.  I trained to teach at the Iyengar… more

Janet MacLeod

I fell in love with Iyengar Yoga while living in London, England. I moved to California in the late 70’s and enrolled in the teacher training program at the… more

Theresa Marks

Nothing makes me happier than finding new ways to transform myself. Always a seeker, I lived in a commune for years, became a Registered Nurse and then a… more

Jaki Nett

I took my first yoga class in 1975 and received my first certification in 1977 with Indra Devi, the only non-Indian female who studied under Tirumalai… more

Mimi Pajo

I was amazed when I found that my yoga practice helped manage both my depression and my chronic tendonitis and bursitis. Iyengar Yoga is for everyone and I… more

Renee Razzano

I am inspired by a quote from Bessel van der Kolk, MD: “Once you start approaching your body with curiosity rather than with fear, everything shifts.” I… more

David Sirgany

The conjunction of the seer with the seen is for the seer to discover his own true nature –Yoga Sutra II.23. I am inspired by the inner light that practice… more

Julia Sterling

I discovered yoga after a long relationship with dance and movement and was immediately drawn to its rejuvenating properties. I’ve always been inspired by… more

Valerie Velardi

As a child, I enjoyed all forms of movement. I received a Masters Degree in Dance Arts from Mills College and I danced and taught until 1983 when I found… more


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The Gift of Yoga with Janet MacLeod

December 25, 2020

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New Years Day Practice with David Sirgany

January 1, 2021

Join together in virtual community and experience a refreshing and rejuvenating yoga class with David. This practice will include asana, deep relaxation and the initial stages of pranayama. All practitioners are welcome. Modifications will be re

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3-Week Intro Series with Nathan Blum

January 12, 2021

This Introductory 3-Week Series is designed to introduce the Iyengar yoga method. You will learn principles of Iyengar yoga and fundamental postures. The practice will promote strength, flexibility, and relieve stress. Each class will build upon

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Winter Introductory Course: Steadiness & Delight with Sharon Hawley

January 16, 2021

In these 10 weeks, everyone will begin… at the beginning! Do you feel your body may not lend itself to yoga? Think again! Are you stiff? Out of shape? No matter! This course is for you.

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The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi