Laurie Blakeney

Laurie Blakeney (pictured here with Shri B. K. S. Iyengar) has an Advanced Level Teaching Certificate granted to her by B.K.S. Iyengar. She began her Iyengar yoga studies in 1971, and has studied annually in Pune India at the Iyengar Institute since 1983.  She has a BA in comparative religions, and a not so long ago career as a piano tuner/technician.  Laurie has served our national Iyengar Yoga community by being on the IYNAUS Board, chair of the Certification Committee, Curriculum co-chair of 4 national conventions among other committee service.  She was the past the Board President of the IYAMW, and has served as Conference Chair for From the Heartland Regional Conference in Chicago, Sept. 2011, as well as earlier national events.  She brings to her class a uniquely personal and direct style of teaching, challenging students while helping them to enjoy exploring their potential. She loves to include artistic and philosophical considerations while staying true to the precision we know to be a cornerstone of the Iyengar method.

Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, the revered Yoga master. Author of the seminal Light on the Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Life. B.K.S. lyengar’s religious devotion to the complete subject of yoga popularized yoga throughout the world as thousands now practice and teach his method. Laurie continues her studies annually under the direction of his daughter Dr. Geeta lyengar and his son Prashant Iyengar at the Ramamani lyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.