Our teachers are either certified Iyengar Yoga teachers or have trained with Iyengar certified teachers working toward certification. To become certified teacher in the Iyengar tradition, an instructor must first have taught Iyengar-style Yoga for at least two years and either apprenticed with a more senior teacher or completed a comprehensive 2-3 year teacher-training program. The assessment to certify covers a broad spectrum of topics—yoga philosophy, anatomy, the benefits of the poses, proper sequencing, etc. There are over a dozen levels of certification in the Iyengar tradition. Teachers, like their students, are lifelong learners of the intricacies of yoga.

Janet Langley

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor
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 Moore

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 Palzewicz

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor
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

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. She also encourages students to explore their potential mindfully while respecting individual capacity. She is the mother of four children and as a professional sculptor, she can’t help but bring creativity and an artistic eye to her teaching.