Iyengar Yoga North County Teachers

  • Carolyn Belko, Director

    Teacher: All Levels, Therapeutics
    Carolyn Belko Encinitas Yoga Retreat

    Carolyn Belko, Director, is a devoted pupil of B.K.S. Iyengar and has studied with him on numerous occasions. She has been assessed by him and received Senior Level III Certification. A leader in the community, Carolyn is one of the few to conduct Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics Classes. She is faculty of the Iyengar Yoga Training Program sponsored by …

  • Deanna Cramer

    Teacher: Level 1-2, Kids Classes
    Deanna Cramer yoga teacher

    Deanna Cramer graduated from the 3-year Iyengar Teacher Training program last December. She is mentored by Senior Teachers Carolyn Belko, director of IYNC, and Gloria Goldberg, director of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center of La Mesa. She’s been teaching kids and youth yoga classes since 2010. Beyond just learning the asanas, Deanna says she’s cognizant […]

  • Judy Harper

    Teacher: Level 1-2

    Judy Harper has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1981 and teaching since 1993.  Judy became a certified teacher in 2003.  She has taught Monday classes since the North County Iyengar Yoga Center opened in 2003.  Her yoga practice has provided the physical and spiritual nourishment to lead an active life of gardening, walking and traveling […]

  • Pat McLoughlin

    Teacher: Level 2-3, Restorative Class

    Pat McLoughlin began her Iyengar yoga practice over twenty years ago. She enjoyed the benefits that weekly yoga classes brought to her and over time she developed her own home practice and eventually trained to become an Iyengar certified instructor. Pat currently holds the Intermediate Junior 1 Level of teacher certification. She continues …read on…

  • Stan Williams

    Teacher: Level 1-2

    Stanley Williams discovered and began practicing yoga in 1976 while a student at La Salle College in his hometown of Philadelphia. He’s successfully completed the rigorous, as well as in-depth, three-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program in San Diego. Stan plans to continue his yoga studies with senior Iyengar teachers Carolyn …read on…

  • Heidi Smith

    Teacher: Level 1-2

    Heidi Smith started teaching at the Iyengar center in January 2012. She has been studying yoga since the late 90’s. She met Carolyn about six years ago and recovered from a lower back injury through Carolyn’s guidance in Therapy Class. Heidi has been participating in on-going teacher training at the Iyengar center ever since…. read on

  • Suneel Sundar

    Teacher: Level 1-2, Family Class
    suneel sundar

    It was Suneel Sundar’s “good fortune” that his first yoga teacher had studied Mr. Iyengar’s method. Seven years later, in 2005, Suneel had become an Iyengar yoga teacher himself. He taught his first class one week after meeting Guruji in Estes Park, Colorado. Suneel’s “day job” is to provide information information security for a …

  • Stephanie Lavender

    Teacher: Intro & Level 1

    Stephanie has been practicing yoga for 20 years and has been studying under Carolyn’s guidance since 2008. Stephanie recently passed her Introductory 1 certification, she is part of Carolyn’s teacher training program, and continues to feel inspired by the dynamic practice. Stephanie, her husband Suneel, and their daughter….

  • Kimberly Zanger Mackesy

    Teacher: Intro & Level 1
    Kim Mackesy

    Kimberly Zanger Mackesy has been a yoga teacher since 1999 and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 2012. She first experienced yoga as a young adult, and within a year knew she also wanted to teach. She experimented with every yoga style she could find for two years, until she discovered that Iyengar Yoga is a […]

  • Ann Richards

    Teacher: Intro & Level 1

    Ann Richards‘ first Iyengar yoga class was 27 December 1979 in Hawaii —-30 years ago. She has been teaching since 1982 for 28 years. Ann was certified at the Introductory Level in San Diego in 1987. She has continued study with many senior level teachers. Annie helps in the Therapeutics classes, as well as stepping […]

  • Ariane Hudson

    Teacher: Senior Intermediate III

    Ariane Hudson has been teaching yoga in the San Diego area since 1976. She is a longtime member and former board member and President of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California. She was a founding board member and Vice President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. She has