The Four Pillars of Practice

by Nancy Zrymiak

A Yoga Philosophy Workshop

with Leslie Hogya, Judi Mirus, Linda Shevloff and Sarah Bertucci.

During this time of isolation, we must delve into our own practice. In this presentation, our panellists explore the four pillars of practice from the Yoga Sutras – faith, courage, memory, samadhi – to intensify our practice. Hailing from across Canada, our panel guides us in an interactive philosophy discussion using Guruji’s words as inspiration.


Sutra 1.20: Practice must be pursued with trust, confidence, vigour, keen memory and power of absorption to break this spiritual complacency.
BKS Iyengar (Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)



Leslie Hogya (Victoria), Judi Mirus (Edmonton), Linda Shevloff (Vancouver), and Sarah Bertucci (Toronto) are long time Iyengar yoga practitioners and respected Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. They have all studied directly with the Iyengar family in India and have participated extensively in their local and national Iyengar yoga associations over the years.

About the Author

Nancy first discovered Iyengar Yoga in Bangalore, India in 2010. It took only one class to convince her that yoga was for her… for life. She completed her studies under the guidance of Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher, Louie Ettling and is now a certified Iyengar yoga instructor. In 2016 Nancy travelled to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. She teaches in New Westminster.  Follow Nancy on Instagram for more information.