All of our teachers, like their students, are lifelong learners of the intricacies of yoga.
Janet became an Iyengar certified teacher in 2000, with a second level of certification in 2008. She continued her studies with senior teachers here in the US, as well as at RIMYI in Pune, India with the Iyengars. As owner and teacher at Rose Yoga, she encourages the community of yoga students to challenge themselves with determination and light-heartedness.
Marion graduated in 1989 from the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and has taught extensively since then. Her teaching style is gentle and relaxing, with special attention given to creating a safe place to start for beginners with low flexibility, or people with various types of physical limitations.
Michal grew up in Warsaw, Poland and began his exploration of yoga at age 17. Michal has trained with many accomplished mentors around the world including Patricia Walden and Karin Stephan. His yoga teaching style emphasizes efficiency and alleviating suffering in the body. Michal has also performed around the world as a cellist and enjoys bringing the musician’s mind into the practice of yoga.
Vrnda Leier Hayden
Vrnda is a lifelong student of yoga, having begun her exploration of meditation at 16 and yoga at 21. She has taught yoga for over 25 years. She trained with many Iyengar teachers, including Karin O’Bannon and Judith Lasater. She has also had the opportunity to study with Geeta Iyengar at the Iyengar Convention in 2001. Vrnda weaves philosophy and history into her classes, reminding students to bring the age-old wisdom of yoga into daily life.
Matthew completed his RYT-500 Yoga teacher certification with LA-based Noah Maze, where he both participated in and assisted in the teacher training programs. Matthew’s classes deliver a strong physical practice, an emphasis on anatomical alignment, and tangible application of philosophical teachings. His approach is challenging, yet accessible.
Abby began her yoga studies in 1997 with Iyengar teachers Dean and Rebecca Lerner in Pennsylvania. When she moved to Oregon in 2000, she delved into the study of Anusara yoga. Abby trained extensively with Sarahjoy Marsh in Portland, OR, receiving both her 200-hour teacher training certificate and 500-hour certificate. She is now an IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist, specializing in yoga for anxiety, depression, trauma, and pain. Abby brings humility, curiosity, and sacred presence to every class.