Julia is from the United States, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Literature and Ancient Greek. She studied Sanskrit with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute. She was introduced to Iyengar Yoga in 1988, and it has been an important part of her life since. In 2008, she became a certified Iyengar teacher; she taught for many years in the New York area, including at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, where she also served on the Board of Directors. Julia now lives in Bozeman, Montana. Julia is a art of copenhagen yoga´s teachertraining and One Year Course together with Carrie Owerko from NYC She writes a reflection on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali at juliashaidayoga.com. Find her on Facebook at juliashaidayoga.
Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.With a big reason she has just been nominates as one of the 100 most influential yoga teachers in USA. She uplifts you with her incredible knowledge, her bright Spirit. And i am very honored she is our main guest teacher here at Copenhagenyoga.
My dearest friend and college Garth McLean is a certified Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher (Intermediate Sr III) and dedicated practitioner of the subject. Based in Los Angeles.Due to a demanding travel schedule, please check Garth’s Teaching Schedule for updates on public classes and upcoming workshops.
Garth studies annually with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. Garth teaches yoga intensives locally and globally and also regularly offers workshops on the positive effect of yoga on MS and other neurological conditions. He regularly teaches in Europe, Australia and South East Asia. He has served as a guest teacher at the France Iyengar Yoga Teachers’ Convention (2009) and Spain Iyengar Yoga Teachers’ Convention (2011).
He is a founding and current board member of the Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics group, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to helping people manage diseases and conditions through the therapeutic applications of yoga.
His positive and always encouraging teaching leaves us light and happy and motivated to continue on the path of yoga.