About Tanya

I have been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1995. It started out just as a class to go and try with a friend who was doing it and very quickly became something I loved and wouldn’t miss each week. I have always found my yoga practice the one time where I can leave all my worries outside the door, focus completely on what I am doing and leave feeling rejuvenated, energized, calmer and more focused.

From a personal perspective, I used to need to see a chiropractor regularly from an early age with issues with my lower back and since becoming involved with Iyengar yoga, my back is so much stronger and I am often able to use some routines at home to gently calm and restore my back when I do get pain.

For many years, I really only managed to attend one class per week due to the many other things in my life. At the time, I was a full-time computer programmer and was also studying part-time to become an aromatherapist. My aim then was to reduce the programming side and increase working with people which is really my passion. I subsequently went on to study a BA in Psychology part-time and had my daughter in 2001.

In 2007 we made a decision as a family to relocate to the UK and shortly before we left South Africa, I was a volunteer student in a yoga student’s exam. I had a eureka moment during that class - I wanted to become an Iyengar yoga teacher! I asked for a referral from my teacher and have never looked back! We changed countries and I changed career. I studied at YogaWest in Bristol and qualified as a teacher in 2009.

I attend a teacher's class each week on Friday and this informs my yoga session planning and ensures I continue to learn and challenge myself. I have completed my Iyengar Intermediate Level 3 qualification.

As Iyengar teachers we are expected to attend CPD sessions and each year, there is an Iyengar Yoga convention over three days, which I attend every year. A guest teacher from the Iyengar Institute in Pune India comes to teach us and it is always such an informative challenging immersion in Iyengar yoga.

ALL CLASSES ONLINE AND BACK IN STUDIO HAVE LIMITED NUMBERS - to join please contact Tanya at info@kalyaproducts.co.uk

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