Ann Kilbertus, British Columbia
Ann has been a student in the Iyengar Tradition since 1984 when she began her studies in Victoria. She continues to study with Shirley Daventry French regularly and has been teaching classes since 1988. Ann began going to Pune, India in 1992 and returns very regularly to study with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family. Her training and practice as an occupational therapist have offered a valuable contribution to further understanding of this work. Ann has served locally for many years in the training of teachers and nationally on the Iyengar Association of Canada’s Professional Development Committee. She shares her understanding of this vast body of work with joy and with seriousness of purpose. Certification: Intermediate Senior III
Leslie Hogya, British Columbia
Leslie has been teaching in Victoria since the early 70s and has been active in the local centre since then. She has studied in Pune at the RIMYI many times since her first trip in 1985. Her most recent trip was in December 2015. Leslie is an advisor to the Iyengar Yoga Centre Board. Leslie also serves as an assessor for IYAC/AYCI. Leslie has taught in the U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong, and most recently in Mexico. Certification: Intermediate Senior I.
Ty Chandler, British Columbia
Ty has been studying Yoga since the late 80s and completed the three year Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria’s Teacher Training program under the direction of Linda Benn in 2001. She studies weekly with Shirley Daventry French and has taken workshops with many senior teachers. She continues her training by making trips to Pune to study with the Iyengars and to Blacons, France to study with Faèq Biria. In 2006 she met Ammachi. Ty is grateful for the inspiration she receives from students, peers, and her teachers. It is her hope to inspire confidence and encourage concentration on the work at hand. Certification: Intermediate Senior I.