Karen Major BA RMT
Karen’s yoga journey began over many years in different styles of yoga, but it was when she came to the Iyengar tradition, the depth of her practice truly flourished. Her respect for the depth and thoroughness of the Iyengar tradition has led her to become a nationally certified Intermediate Senior I Iyengar yoga teacher. She continues to be inspired with regular travel to India to study every 3 years with the Iyengar family in Pune, India, along with international workshops given by leading Iyengar teachers. In 1997, Karen opened Yoga Centre London, bringing together a centre for health and well being. She continues to explore her interest in yoga philosophy and eastern traditions, including meditative practices that have come out of the Buddhist tradition. (Karen is no longer a practicing RMT)
Sue Brimner RMT
Sue’s lifelong commitment to the art and practice of yoga began early on during Massage Therapy school. She later discovered Iyengar yoga and eventually began her teacher training in 2005 with Senior Teacher Marlene Mawhinney. Currently she is a nationally certified Intermediate Junior II teacher. She has had the privilege to study regularly with a variety of nationally certified Senior Iyengar yoga teachers, as well as having studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. The specific props and asanas of the Iyengar method have been the ideal match to further her dedication and desire in achieving total wellness and holistic health for herself and others.
Caroline’s yoga journey began in 2001 when a friend suggested that a class at Yoga Centre London would be a fun girl’s night out. Eight weeks later, Caroline had fallen head-first into a physical practice she felt had stretched and strengthened her muscles like no other activity she had done before. A few years later she purchased BKS Iyengar’s book Light on Yoga and began to understand why the asana was affecting not only her body but her mind as well. When Karen offered her first teacher training program in the fall of 2015, Caroline plunged heart-first, eager to share yoga’s ability to affect body, mind and spirit, creating wellness in the individual and harmony in the world. Caroline received her national certification in November 2018.
Sondy was inspired by a yoga class in Arizona in 2009 and was moved to study yoga at a deeper level. In 2010 she began classes at Yoga Centre London and immediately loved the Iyengar method of teaching. At the same time she studied meditation at Chopra Centre University in California, becoming a Primordial Sound Meditation instructor. Eager to continue studying yoga, she became a Hatha yoga teacher in 2013. Sondy finds the vast subject of yoga deeply enriching both spirituality and physically and enrolled in Iyengar yoga teacher training in 2015 and received her national certification in November 2018.
“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity”
Iyengar Yoga apprenticeship in becoming a teacher
Iyengar Hatha Yoga is taught by recognized teachers who have completed a minimum 3 year comprehensive apprenticeship program with further requirements to advance their study and practice. Mr. Iyengar has set high standards for those who practice and teach the Iyengar Method. Teachers are trained in the understanding of individual needs and abilities. Certified teachers have passed a rigorous national assessment by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada IYAC/ACYI and carry the trade mark of Iyengar.
Yoga Centre London now offers apprenticeship in becoming an Iyengar Yoga Teacher in London. Applicants must be an Iyengar yoga student at a senior level class for 3 years before they can apply. Please email/call Karen to obtain more information