The Committee consists of unpaid volunteers who are all Iyengar Yoga practitioners.

Our current Committee members are:

Chair Mike Penny
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As well as being an enthusiastic yoga practioner Mike runs a construction project management business and a campsite in Wales. He is organised and driven and hopes to deploy these skills to the AIYI's benefit; whilst enjoying a new found yoga life at Yogawest in Bristol.

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Sharon is an experienced Iyengar Yoga teacher/student who lives and works in Easton, Bristol.

Membership Secretary Gabriele Kociok-Kohn

 

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Gabriele came into contact with yoga in 1993 hoping to improve her skating and has been hooked ever since. She has been practising Iyengar Yoga with Kirsten and Richard Agar Ward since 2002 and recently acquired her Introductory Level 2 certificate. She works at the University of Bath and tries to convince her colleagues of the benefits yoga can bring to them. 

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Libby Lee has been studying Iyengar Yoga since 1984 when she began her teaching career in schools. In 1991 she first qualified to teach and has since then carried on teaching whilst leading a successful secondary school in Bath and raising her two daughters. She is now teaching yoga in a studio in her home in Bathwick and at Keynsham Leisure Centre. She has been taught by Kofi Busia, Judi Sweeting and Richard Agar Ward. She is working towards her Junior Intermediate Level 2 and is going to Pune for the second time in October 2016.

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Committee Member Richard Agar Ward

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Richard has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 1975 and teaching since 1977 and still doesn't feel too old. He runs the Bath Iyengar Yoga Centre with his wife Kirsten, trains and assesses teachers and is a Moderator for the IYA (UK). He loves being a father to his son. He keeps on going to Pune in his free time.

Committee Member (website) Jenny Jones

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Jenny has been a student of Iyengar yoga since 1998, and a teacher for the last 10 years, now Junior Iintermediate 1 and studying for next grade. Her principle teachers have been Lynda Purvis, Gerry Chambers and Judi Sweeting, and last but not least Alaric Newcombe.  She has twice attended general classes at the RIMYI in Pune, and hopes to go again in February 2016. 

Treasurer Annemarie Caracciolo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Annemarie has been practicing yoga for 20 years and luckily happened upon Iyengar yoga about 17 years ago.  She is thrilled to have found and further explore the mind and body connection through yoga.  

 Introductory Teacher

Committee Member (co-opted) Cleo Edwards
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Cleo began yoga in 1999 with Judi van Dop in Penzance. She now lives in Bristol and is trianing to be an Iyengar Yoga teacher with Richard and Kirsten Agar Ward in Bath.

Committee Member (IYA Rep)
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Committee Member Diana Penny
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Diana trained with Ursula Schoonraad in London and qualified as an Iyengar teacher in 2007. She is currently studying towards Intermediate Junior Level 2.

After many years in London, Diana and  Mike bought Yogawest in Bristol and have risen to the challenge of taking over the reins at this famous yoga centre. As well as teaching some classes, Diana is often front of house at Yogawest.

Committee Member

Susan Stannard



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Committee Member

Edgar Stringer

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Edgar has trained and studied in Yoga continuously since 1992 in India and the UK. He has also studied Ayurveda and the philosophies of India.

 

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