Clear demonstrations of the posture. A well-developed eye. Specific teaching points which awaken the body’s intelligence – these are the marks of an Iyengar Yoga teacher. Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standard. Only after years of training and evaluation do they become certified. Iyengar Yoga teachers use their deep-seated knowledge of the asanas (poses) to individualize corrections for each student. Students know they are observed and, if necessary, adjusted. An Iyengar Yoga class is highly verbal and precise, with misalignments and errors actively corrected.
Students can expect safe, methodical, insightful instruction in the hands of the most skilled teachers in Boise.
Vickie has been a student of Iyengar yoga since 1983 and teaching since 1987. Since her first encounter with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1987 she has traveled to India numerous times to study at RIMYI and continue her personal learning experience . Vickie was selected as one of 50 women in the world to attend the Women’s Intensive in Pune, India with Geeta Iyengar in 1997. She has been in charge of the BSU yoga program since 1991 and previously owned the Boise Yoga Center for 25 years. Vickie has maintained an interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga as a 25-year member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and was on staff for St. Alphonsus (STAARS) and Idaho Pain Center for a combined 16 years. She feels that yoga has changed her life and put her on a path of awareness and well-being that continues to bring rewards to her students and in her own practice.
James began his practice of Iyengar yoga in 1997 and received his teaching certification in 2003. Originally from Sydney, Australia, James has called Boise home since 2005. His teaching style is challenging yet supportive and is inspired by his intensive personal practice. He gets a great sense of satisfaction watching his students progress in their yoga. James continues to study with his teacher in Australia, as well as with the Iyengar family in India.
Don, an Intermediate Jr. II Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, started his study of yoga in the late 1980s and became devoted to Iyengar yoga in the 1990s. Don has studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India as well as with many senior Iyengar yoga teachers throughout the United States. Don is devoted to yoga and uses practice, precision, alignment, compassion and humor to pass on his understanding of Iyengar yoga. His students often come away with the knowledge, clarity and focus they need to practice differently.
Barbara is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher committed to yoga as a vehicle to maintain health and fitness of body, mind and spirit at any age. Barbara has been a serious yoga student for over 25 years and has studied with many senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. She practiced and taught classes at the Boise Yoga Center for many years and has been teaching yoga classes for Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho since 2008. She infuses her teaching with compassion, kindness and a sense of humor while challenging both her older and younger students to move beyond their physical and mental restrictions.
Susan, a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, was introduced to yoga in the 1970s through a book from her father. Since then her life has always been enhanced by the experience of yoga. She began formal study of Iyengar yoga with Bobbi Goldin at the Yoga Institute of Miami 1994. In 1996 she moved to Three Rivers, CA, where she opened Yoga of the Sequoias and taught for over twelve years. She is committed to yoga as an evolving discipline and passes that knowledge to her students. Her classes are described as inspiring and playful. She looks forward to meeting you.
Jenn found Iyengar yoga 16 years ago in an effort to manage injuries from a lifetime of competitive sports. Not only did she find yoga provided relief from chronic lower back pain and stiff shoulders but enhanced her emotional and mental well being too. Jenn is currently Iyengar certified at the Introductory Level and has been teaching for 12 years. Her style is challenging, yet encouraging. Jenn enjoys teaching students of all levels progress in their practice both on the mat and in their daily activities. When not teaching, Jenn enjoys mountain biking, gardening and backpacking with her husband and two daughters.
We are currently offering a mentoring program to aspiring Iyengar Yoga teachers. Students who are interested in exploring this program are encouraged to attend the Sunday mini monthly workshops.