Yoga Instructors at Yoga on Tay



Iyengar Senior Intermediate 1 Teaching Certificate IY(UK) 2013

Qualified and currently registered with IY(UK). Julie is also an Assessor and Teacher Trainer with the IY(UK).

After initially qualifying in 1997 as an Introductory  Iyengar Yoga Teacher, and then in 2004 as a Junior Intermediate teacher, I gained my first Senior Teaching Certificate in 2013. I have now been teaching for over 20 years and practising for twice that long!  

In this time, I have taught: 

All ages - from preschool to seniors;

All levels - from beginners through to intermediate and teachers;

Training days  - for Yoga Scotland and the British Wheel of Yoga;

Specialised classes - from pregnancy to remedial/therapy yoga, the latter being my particular area of interest and expertise.

I hold a deep love for yoga which even after all these years continues to fulfil me in my own practice and as I continue to learn from highly respected teachers both in the UK and internationally, not to mention regular visits to the prestigious Iyengar Institute in Pune,  India.

Yoga is an intrinsic part of my life which I share through my teaching and balance in life with my partner & family whether at home or in the great outdoors.

Wendy Fraser

Iyengar Junior Intermediate 3 Teaching Certificate IY(UK) 2014

Qualified and currently registered with IY(UK).

At ballet school, when I was growing up, we did yoga exercises before breakfast.  Later in the 1980s my interest in yoga was rekindled, while I also learnt and gained certificates in reflexology, healing massage and aromatherapy.  I decided to train in the Iyengar method of yoga in 1998 as my love for the practice grew.  I became an Introductory level teacher in 2000  -  the real learning began and continues now, through my practice, the teaching and studying of the yoga. I qualified as a Junior Intermediate teacher in 2014.  I am very grateful for the opportunities I have had to study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune and thus able to share some of this experience through my teaching.

Iyengar Yoga Trainee Teachers

Iyengar Introductory  1 and 2

To train as an Iyengar teacher it is necessary to have attended 3 years of classes, then be selected as having the potential to become a teacher, before embarking on the 2 year teacher training course (or the 3 year mentoring programme). This course concludes with a test paper and a rigorous practical assessment of the trainee's poses and teaching ability.  

This rigorous training system ensures a consistently high standard of teaching by any Iyengar teacher, from introductory level upwards, and ensures that even newly qualified teachers will have suitable grounding and experience in their yoga practice.  

We are pleased that four of our students are currently training to be teachers, and those in the final stages of their training are keen to share their learning, and to learn themselves, by teaching a 'community class': Jo Mitchell on Monday morning and Marieke Dwarshuis on Wednesday evening. 


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