Barbara came to study Iyengar Yoga after a car accident. A year later, what had been setting up to be chronic pain, was under control, the practice addressing structural problems that the accident had aggravated. In a year, she was asked to teach at the Venice studio where study began, and then at the Los Angeles institute, where study deepened with exposure to every one of that first generation of Iyengar’s senior teachers, who all came through. With the Southern California teachers Association, she attended the national convention at Harvard in 1987, a first encounter with the yoga acharya, his famous demonstration from the stage, and his personal presence in so many small rooms, directly answering questions. In 1988, she went with the Teachers’ Association to Pune an Intensive with Geeta, and he in the room.
In 1992, she immigrated to Canada. After returning from Geeta’s legendary Womens’ Intensive in Pune, she lived and taught at her home studio in Mt. Lehman (Abbotsford). The Jr-Int III certification was awarded in New York city, also that year, and shortly, she began serving as an an assessor for the fledgling Canadian national Association.
In her current home studio she teaches both in person and online asana classes in an airy, bright room with views of the farmland below and the coastal mountains. Beside weekday morning asana, she teaches two monthly specialty classes for pranayama and sutra immersion.
Her practice deepens with Prashant’s insights into classical yoga.