Classes at the Iyengar Yoga Studio are taught by a committed group of independent Iyengar yoga teachers who are all fully qualified, and certified members of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK). Please scroll down for information about individual teachers.
To train as an Iyengar yoga teacher, applicants must have an established practice and be recommended by their teacher. After this, an Introductory certificate may be attained after a minimum of two years training and a rigorous assessment. Higher certificates require many more years of dedicated learning and gaining of experience. Qualified teachers must continue to develop their practice; many attend the Ramamani Institute in Pune to learn with the Iyengar family.
Patsy Sparksman is a Studio partner and has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1979, and teaching since 1993. She is particularly interested in the therapeutic application of yoga.
Gene Wilcox is one of the Studio partners and has been teaching since 2001. She lives in Hove and London.
Wendy Sykes has been teaching for 20 years and practicing since the 1980s. She teaches classes Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Darren Bloom qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2005 and in normal times teaches an intermediate class on Thursday evening at 8.00.
Fran Nixon qualified as a Iyengar teacher in 2006. She takes the class for beginners and over 50s on Wednesday morning.
Helen Stylianou began practicing yoga in the 1990's and has been teaching since 2006. She runs a monthly workshop at weekends - contact her directly for details
Kate Rathod has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1996 and teaching for over 15 years. She teaches a class on Monday evening for General level students
Nita Shah began practicing yoga in the 1990's and has been teaching since 2004. She teaches a general and beginner level class at 6.15 on Thursday evening and a restorative/pranayama class held twice on month on Sundays.
Tessa Bull has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1980 and qualified as a teacher in 1999. She has a keen interest in the remedial aspects of Iyengar yoga. On Thursday mornings she teaches a general level class at 9.45 and a post therapy class at 11.30.
Uday Bhosale learned yoga under the direct guidance of Guruji, Prashantji and Geetaji at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, startin in 1999. He taught classes at the Institute (children, beginners and intermediate) and assisted in Geetaji’s classes and medical classes.