Retired RN, I began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1994 and became a certified teacher in 1998, have traveled to Pune India to study at the Iyengar Institute three times, and in December of 2018 will attend the 100 birthday celebration of Mr. Iyengar in Pune.
In 2017, I was admitted into The International Association of Yoga Therapists. I study regularly with senior American, Canadian and Indian Teachers. My goals are to provide our community a way to live a healthier life with less stress and more peace in their lives.
We at Olympic Iyengar Yoga on South Lincoln Street service all members of society from Rehab classes, to Over 55, Beginner, Level I and II and Mental Health classes through Peninsula Behavioral Health.
Classes are affordable and we attempt to have time frames that are agreeable to your schedule.
"Compassion for ourselves gives rise to the power to transform resentment into forgiveness, hatred into friendliness and fear into respect for all beings."
I have been practicing and studying the science and art of yoga since 2008 and became a certified Iyengar teacher in 2017. I entered the Teacher training program under the direction of Robin Popinski and Leslie Hogya (Iyengar Yoga Center CA) Leslie was the past president of the Iyengar association of Canada and serves as an assessor for the IYAC/AYIC. I continue to study Iyengar yoga with Robin Popinski, Mary Lou Weprin, Leslie Hogya, Rebecca and Dean Lerner and the many teachers at the Iyengar Center of Victoria. I am blessed with support from students, peers and my teachers. My passions include hiking and biking in the Olympic national parks.
Certification Level Introduction I and II
Hi, I'm Wendy! I began my yoga journey in 2006 with the goal of building strength and flexibility, but expanded my focus to the study of Iyengar yoga in 2014. Captivated by my first Iyengar yoga class, I believe deeply in the tradition and it's ability to not only build strength, flexibility, health, and vitality, but also to enable personal transformation and growth.
I enjoy using the body as a tool to connect with the mind, releasing daily stressors and past traumas to live fully in the present moment. I love sharing yogic philosophy in my classes with an approach that is sincere, empowering students to reach their fullest potential- both on and off the mat.
I received teacher training from Certified Iyengar Teacher, Nina Pileggi at the Sunset Yoga Center in Portland, Oregon and enjoy attending annual workshops led by various senior teachers. I continue my mentorship under Iyengar Teacher Robin Popinski, as I pursue certification.