I have been practicing yoga since 1975 and studying Iyengar yoga since 1982. Over the years I have taken intensive yoga teachings with many advanced teachers in Europe and the US…In 1990-92 I went to Pune, India to study in person with BKS Iyengar and his family and to live the yoga life in India first hand. I’ve returned to India several times on pilgrimage since that time. I am certified to teach by Dona Holleman in Italy, Karen Stephan in Boston, Maxine Tobias, Judith Lasater in restorative yoga and Mary Dunn in New York City. In addition to the Iyengar practice, I am certified in Resistance Flexibility Strength Training with Bob Cooley, Mark Whitwell’s Heart of Yoga in the traditional style of TKV Desikachar Rodney Yee of Urban Zen, Yoga Ed, (yoga for kids in the schools) Shiatsu with Wataru Ohashi, Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad, Macrobiotics with Michio Kushi, Zen meditation with Joan Halifax and Peter Mathiesson, Bhakti yoga with Ram Dass, and trainedd as a chef by the Natural Gourmet Cooking School in New York.
I have taught in the US, Europe and Asia since 1986. I approach yoga as something everyone can practice. I find it a subtle art to sequence a class in a way that is beneficial to a diverse group.
I also run a wellness and Arts foundation for young people, in the name of my daughter, (www.annalyttonfoundaiton.org) and enjoy exposing students to these tools at an early age. It is a way to give back from all that has been given to me.
I am excited to offer Iyengar style classes this summer at One Ocean. Iyengar is the core of my inspiration and training and I am happy to have this opportunity to share it.
As it says in sutra 1.23 of Patanjali Sutras: Ishvara Pranidhana is a dedication, to offer the fruits of ones practice over to something greater than ourselves, to the benefit of all beings
May all beings be free from suffering, may they be peaceful, happy, and free.