Iyengar for everyone
We have more than 28 years spreading the method, accurate with the teachings of Guruji, Geetaji and Prashatji Iyengar. In our locations, thousands of students have received classes and more than 70 teachers have been trained and internationally certified. We are the yoga institute where teachers from different countries and cities in Mexico converge, share their experiences, learn together and continue to deepen their practice and teaching.
With the goal of continuing to be this space of convergence and strengthening of the Iyengar Community, we present this Continuing Education Program for Certified Teachers in the Method and for teachers in formation.
We are the strategic partner of your company for the development and implementation of a Workers Wellness Program.
We design a specific strategy for each of our clients where we identify the needs of their collaborators to propose a solution to the challenges faced by the corporate world today: the lack of mobility, the high level of stress, etc. We bring internationally certified teachers directly to their collaborators, guiding them in the journey of yoga as a lifestyle. In addition to the practice of asana, we incorporate in a personalized program, the ancestral wisdom of this discipline to different aspects of life such as food, stress management and mental and emotional stability.
His entry into yoga followed the same development as the discipline itself; It began with the most physical and external part: a strong back pain that finally seemed to heal, however as time went by the benefits of constant practice healed the deepest parts of the emotions and the heart.
It has been seven years of uninterrupted practice in which yoga is no longer a means to feel good, but has become its own path.
Her mentors are Alicia Ramos and Anette Wittemberg who infected her with passion and love for yoga. He has taken courses with Jawahar Bangera, Christian Pissano and Abhijata Iyengar, among others.
In 2014, she began her practice in the Iyengar method with teacher Lorena Beltrán. He has studied with the teachers Anette Witemberg and Alicia Ramos, mainly. The practice of Yoga has been of great benefit, not only in the physical and mental state, but also in everyday life.
Even in the simplest situations, the practitioner can benefit from the teachings of Yoga. Yoga creates spaces in body and mind. Everyone is welcome to his asana classes, which are structured and varied with the aim of leading the practitioner to discover and understand their skeletal and muscular structure.
Anette Witemberg has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years.
She constantly travels to Pune, India, to practice and learn from the Iyengar family at RIMYI, being there she has been instructed directly from B.K.S Iyengar, his children and granddaughter.
Other influential teachers have been Herta Rogg, founder of Yoga Center Mexico, and Jawahar Bangera, prestigious Iyengar teacher in India and the world.
Anette conducts her classes in a dynamic and deeply way, guiding the student to research and discover itself through the right asana and breathing.
The classes she teaches are multilevel, she has the ability to provide each student the adequate tools to give their best.
Mexican, wife and proud mother of two children. She started practicing yoga while pregnant 12 years ago, when she discovered the Iyengar Method, she knew that was what she wanted to do with her life! She left her career as a business consultant and began her training as an Iyengar yoga teacher. Today, she still has some college finance classes, but teaching yoga and continuing to study the Method is and will always be an important part of her life.
His classes are dynamic and “open level”. He likes to include familiar poses as well as new and challenging poses. He likes to plan sequences around a topic and no class is the same as the previous one.
Karina Cervantes is a certified Yoga teacher in the Iyengar method. His walk on the yoga path began more than 10 years ago, maintaining a constant and dedicated practice ever since. He discovered through the teachings of this philosophy the microcosm that exists within the macrocosm united in the BEING and how through this method, we can achieve that connection with the universal divinity. He has studied hand in hand with his teacher and friend José Manuel Vázquez since 2010 and from there, with the guidance of his teachers Alicia Ramos and Anette Witemberg, he has achieved a deep understanding in practice and teaching. He has also studied with Jawahar Bangera, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh and Usha Devi (Rishikesh, India)..
You will learn the tools necessary to discover your yoga practice with enthusiasm, passion, determination and discipline. This program has been designed to methodologically lead you towards a progression of understanding yoga through work on postures (asanas) and the recognition and use of your breath (pranayama).
In asana, you can confidently practice the different families of postures, starting with the basics: standing postures, sitting postures, arches, twists, inversions, and restorative asanas.
In pranayama, from the classical teachings of breath control, you will obtain the necessary understanding to modulate, extend and finally control your breath so that it is your maximum tool at any time and circumstance in life.
You will approach one of the most important texts in the philosophy of yoga: “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”, the first philosophical and psychological treatise that studies the human mind and that is the sustenance of the practice of yoga.
You will find spaces and moments of body calm to lower mental tension, recognizing your mental processes.
She has a degree in Nutrition, graduated from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, with a specialization in Exercise Sciences, an Educator in Diabetes and a Specialist in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition from the same University.
Providing advice on food and nutrition, motivating physical activity as an enjoyment and emotional health are the objectives that motivate you in your
She is a certified teacher in Iyengar Yoga level 1, in her classes and in her consultancies she seeks a space open to reflection, Intuition and body confidence from a safe and loving place for balance and alignment energetic.
She motivates his students to savor the present moment, nurture the spirit and soul through the practice of asana and pranayama, along the way achieving integration of the body and the breath connecting with a contemplative alert mind, an open and energetic heart.
Alicia Ramos has practiced the Iyengar method for 25 years.
Since1998 till she has traveled to the RIMYI Institute in Pune to learn directly from the Iyengar family.
Her teacher and mentor is Jawahar Bangera with whom she studies annually.
She specializes in therapeutic yoga with Dr Krishna Raman and RIMYI.
During her classes, she focuses on ensuring that each student develops their maximum potential, respecting individual capacities and possibilities. The creative use of props is her passion.
Carla Benítez has 12 years of teaching experience. Her classes focus on becoming aware of the different parts of the body and the possible movements to integrate them through breathing in the postures, allowing each student to connect with the different layers or bodies (koshas) inward.
Cristina Quezada began practicing Iyengar Yoga from a very young age when her father gave her the Book “Light on Yoga”, which became her inspiration and guidance.
Cristy started out as a yoga teacher on television, and later, alongside Herta Rogg, she became a founding teacher of the Iyengar Yoga Center, where she has taught hundreds of students for 28 years, transforming their lives through her example of discipline and dedication.
Fernando García Aguinaco began the path of yoga in 1999, he’s certified as Intermediate Junior Teacher II. He began teaching at the Iyengar Yoga Center in 2005. He has traveled to India three times, in 2010 and 2019 he studied at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune. Fernando has discovered in yoga a way of traveling. As a yoga practitioner, he has confirmed what he experienced for ten years as a travel writer and photographer: enjoyment is found in the journey – in the present – you do not need to go far, be it India or the tips of your feet. In his classes he seeks to guide the journey to the interior that yoga favors. Through his classes, he invites us to deepen the exploration that actions awaken, as well as to feel the effects that they generate.
After several years of practicing synchronized swimming and dancing, Graciela has found a new way of life in yoga, where she can keep her body, mind and soul in balance. She began in the Iyengar Method with Master Jaqueline Bustamante. She’s taught by Cathy Rogers Evans, Alicia Ramos, Anette Witemberg, Sara Mizrahi, Cristina Quezada, Fernando García Aguinaco, Susana Pacheco. She took courses with Abhijata Iyengar, Raya Uma Datta, Prashant Iyengar, Jawahar Bangera, Richard Agar Ward, Dharmapriya, Shashi Dhar Dhimri, Devki Desai, Teresa Pinilla, Eyal Schifrioni, Rebeca Lerner, Gulnaaz Dashti.
Certified Teacher in the Iyengar Method. Internationalist and professional dancer. In her teaching she seeks to transmit to her students the passion for self-discovery in order to recover by themselves and, with the yoga practice, conquer their own space of well-being and peace. Her main teachers are Alicia Ramos, Anette Witemberg, Fernando García Aguinaco, Cristina Quezada, Cathy Rogers Evans and Ann Moxey. She also studied with Abhijata Iyengar, Jawahar Bangera, Rebbeca and Dean Lerner, Devki Desai, Dh.Dharmapriya, Raya Uma Datta and Gulnaaz Dashti, among others.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Her teachers have been Alicia Ramos, Anette Witenberg and Jawahar Bangera. Lorena has studied several times with Roger Cole, specialist in relaxation sciences and circadian rhythms.
In her classes she promotes the proper use of breathing as an instrument for relaxation.
Lorena seeks to transmit in her classes the profound transformative effect of the continuous and consistent practice of yoga, which manifests itself in all areas of our daily life.
Her main teachers on and off the mat have been: the Iyengar family, Anette Witemberg, Jawahar Banguera, Gulnaaz Dashti, Rebeca Lerner and Peggy Kelly.
Restorative Class: Sundays at 11:00.
A restorative class is a subtle practice that takes you from the outside to the inside, supporting the nervous system, reducing stress and thus relaxing and quieting the mind.
It is highly recommended to take a restorative session at least once a week to complement your practice
She travels constantly to study in India.
She began her practice in 2004 in the Iyengar System with the teacher Alicia Ramos. In 2007 she began training as Teachers at the Yoga Center in Mexico City. She had prominent mentors in the system such as Cathy Rogers, Alicia Aranda, and Anette Witenberg.
She traveled through this wonderful path taking workshops with prominent personalities in the Iyengar system such as: Jawagar Bangera, Margot Kitchen, José María Vigar, Dharmapriya, Teresa Pinilla, Peggy Kelly, Christian Tisano, George Purvis, Dean Learner, Rebeca Lerner among others. Certified Teacher since 2015 at Level 1 by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute Center. Active member of the Mexican Iyengar Yoga Association since 2009,. She has visited the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute Center in Pune, India. Since her beginnings in the system, she discovered, practiced and taught the three pillars on which Iyengar Yoga is built: Strength, Flexibility and Balance.
Mónica Peón has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching Iyengar yoga for 11 years. She is passionate about the philosophy of yoga and anatomy, she integrates this knowledge into her classes.
Monica’s sessions are always different, dynamic and creative, focusing on a diverse number of topics from the physical body to philosophical teachings. Her relationship with students is always personal, friendly and meticulous. She adapts the postures according to the ability of each person.
Roxana RamosVillalobos began to practice yoga in 1989 in the GFU system and in the Iyengar Method in 2007; she became certified in the Iyengar Method in 2015.
His main teachers in the Iyengar Method have been Cristina Quezada, Alicia Ramos and Anette Witemberg. She has taken courses with different teachers, including Chantal Gómez Jauffred, José María Vigar, Jawahar Bangera and Cathy Rogers Evans.
For Roxana Ramos, yoga is a discipline and a spiritual practice that if it is assumed with perseverance and commitment, it allows the practitioner to have life with more lightness and joy.
Mexican, wife and proud mother of two. She started practicing yoga while she was pregnant 12 years ago.When she discovered the Iyengar Method, she knew that this was what she wanted to do with her life! She left her career as a business consultant and began her training as an Iyengar yoga teacher. Today, she still has some college finance classes, but teaching yoga and continuing to study the Method is and always will be an important part of her life.
Sus clases son dinámicas y de “nivel abierto”. Le gusta incluir poses familiares, así como poses nuevas y desafiantes. Le gusta planificar secuencias en torno a un tema y ninguna clase es igual a la anterior..
She began her yoga journey in 2005 with Herta Rogg continuing with Alicia Ramos and Anette Witemberg..
He has taken workshops with Jawahar Bangera, Cathy Rogers Evans, Rebeca Lerner and Eyal Shifroni among others.
I travel to Pune India to take classes directly with the Iyengar family at RIMYI..
He has taught since 2007 focusing his teaching on a conscious practice, listening to the internal voice of the body in each position, thus seeking his physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (Bellur, India, 1918-2014) is the creator of the Iyengar Yoga method. BKS Iyengar (also known as Guruji by his students) changed his life through the practice of Yoga, he also updated Yoga by implementing props and developing a teaching method that transforms the lives of millions of people, especially for Westerners.
B.K.S. Iyengar was named by Time magazine as one of the hundred most influential people in the world during the 20th century, and his book Light on Yoga (1966) is considered the Bible of Yoga and has been translated into eighteen languages.
Currently his sons Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, and his granddaughter Abhijata, are the ones who keep his teaching alive and pure by guiding classes at the RIMYI Institute in Pune.
Iyengar Yoga is practiced all over the world; there are hundreds of centers with certified Iyengar Yoga teachers, who maintain the same quality in teaching, due to their high level of preparation.
In June 2017, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modhi, awarded the first prize to RIMYI for his outstanding contribution and development of Yoga 2017.
Herta Rogg arrived to Mexico after living in the US, where she practiced Iyengar yoga for a few years. Yoga was a path to health for her and finally freed her from the chronic pain caused by an accident in her youth.
By taking various yoga classes in Mexico City, she became more enthusiastic about the practice and eventually she began to teach. With the firm conviction of improving the quality of yoga teaching in our country, she invited to Mexico Senior teachers of the Method, including George Purvis, Joan White, Mary Dunn, Dean Lerner, Dona Holleman among many others. In her early years Herta rented a space within a school and later on a space inside a church.
In 2000 Iyengar Yoga Center on Mount Athos street was inaugurated, becoming the headquarters of Iyengar Yoga in Mexico City. Since the beginning Herta trained teachers for the Yoga Teacher Certification with the name: Herta Rogg Foundation. In those years, Herta trained many teachers from Mexico with excellent philosophy classes taught by Shashi DharDimri, anatomy with Dr. Irigoyen, etc.
In 2005, with the help of Margot Kitchen, Senior Teacher from Calgary, Canada, began the process towards the certification of Iyengar Method in Mexico. Finally, the first exams were carried out with the permission of BKS Iyengar in La Isla,Tepoztlán. The following year the AMYI (Mexican Association of Iyengar Yoga) was founded. The main task of this association is the dissemination of the Method in our country, through the organization of certification exams that are carried out year after year. The Iyengar Yoga Center has been the venue for these exams ever since.
In 2007, due to the return of Herta to her country of origin, Germany, Alicia Ramos became the leader of our community, since then she has been building a team of committed and enthusiastic certified teachers: Anette Sulkin, Mónica Peón, Vivian Dichi, Marta Vergara and Lorena Paez. Today, under the direction of Marta Vergara, the Iyengar Yoga Center offers online workshops and classes, as well as in-person classes, therapeutic classes and teachers’ training.
The Continue Education program includes mentoring to students through weekly classes, meetings, observation sessions, regular assistance, intensive classes and workshops with international teachers, currently we also offer weekly online sessions.
This is an exhaustive program that invites the practitioner to focus on the study of yoga teachings, anatomy, therapeutic yoga, prenatal yoga, sequencing, etc.
The Iyengar Yoga Center opens its doors to anyone who wants to enter this fascinating path of Iyengar Yoga, regardless of age, physical condition, flexibility or health.
Iyengar for everyone!
The goal of the Iyengar Yoga Center is to bring the method to everyone.
Proud of its history with firm roots, its unique characteristics in the quality control of its teachers, and the benefits it generates for health, Iyengar Yoga is one of the most accessible and useful yoga methods for every kind of person.
Its main characteristics are:
Longer time in poses to achieve benefits such as:
Iyengar Yoga, a system that focuses on the art of healing, was created by BKS Iyengar and bases its methodology on the body alignment of the musculoskeletal system, for the optimal functionality and health of your joints and the organic system supported by it. When imbalances appear due to bad postural habits, an accident, surgery, etc. those create weakness or tension which will be compensated with another part of the body; causing more tension, contractures, loss of joint space that turns into discomfort and later pain.
The Iyengar Yoga Center offers Therapeutic Yoga led by certified and qualified teachers, who accompany and guide patients through their recovery process. This service is open to the student community and also to people who have not practiced yoga before.
This therapy uses props (benches, ropes, blankets, bolsters, etc.), so that the patient can be in the position for a long time, receiving its benefits.
Puneeta started her yoga journey over 23 years ago and discovered Iyengar Yoga in 2010. She earned the title of CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher) in March of 2020. She is a certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher from the Ministry of AYUSH (Government of India). She was awarded with the title of “Yoga Prashikshak Member” (Yoga Professional member) – The Indian Yoga Association. She had the humble privilege to participate in the Iyengar Yoga demonstration in November of 2010 when Yoga Acharya, Shri B.K.S Iyengar was in conversation with the Dalai Lama.
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