Teachers

Liz Costigan

Liz Costigan

Liz Costigan is a Certified Intermediate Level 1 Teacher and has a background as a Registered Nurse. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching for twelve and has trained in the Iyengar System for 10 years. Liz is the Founder of Byron Iyengar Yoga and The Byron Yoga Lounge. “Yoga is one of my best friends. I find it liberating for my body, mind and soul. I find the Iyengar Journey an incredible inspiration and guide for every day life”. Liz teaches both dynamic and restorative classes. Emphasis is placed on safety and alignment and adapting the practice to suit individual body types through the Iyengar system. She currently studies with Senior Iyengar teacher Caroline Coggins and Glenn Ceresoli. Liz shares her passion of both yoga and travelling to present Yoga Retreats and Holidays in South East Asia.

Julie Hodges

Julie Hodges

Julie Hodges was introduced to Iyengar yoga in 1993, while living in Glasgow. She was immediately drawn to the practice; a practice that continues to inspire and guide her every day. She has been a student of senior Iyengar Teacher Pixie Lilas since 1997, and continues ongoing training with her in Sydney. She has studied with the Iyengar family at the Institute in Pune, India. Teaching yoga since 1996, Julie is a certified Intermediate Junior Level 3 Iyengar teacher. In 2007 she graduated with a PhD titled ‘The Practice of Iyengar Yoga by Mid-aged Women: An Ancient Tradition in a Modern Life’. Julie is passionate about the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. She also teaches Iyengar yoga classes at Southern Cross University in Lismore.

Karena Williams

Karena Williams

Karena Williams began exploring yoga in 2001, and pretty soon after was drawn to the clarity and integrity of Iyengar yoga-physically, but also holistically. Karena began to teach to share the inspiring nature of yoga to know ourselves better, with the incredible potential we hold and how yoga supports us as we create positive changes in our lives. Karena attends ongoing teacher training with Glenn Ceresoli, she currently holds an Intro Level 2 Certification from the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. She also is a mother, a qualified counsellor, massage therapist & member of ATMS.

John Doucas

John Doucas

John Doucas has been teaching Yoga for over 10 years now and was first inspired by the practice back in 1996 in Melbourne. Since then John has gone on to study and teach and holds a Junior Intermediate Level 1 Certification. He still continues to be inspired and passionate about the practice, learning under the guidance of Senior teacher Peter Thomson in Sydney. John’s teaching background has been in Sydney for many years based at Black Lotus Yoga Studio as well as developing Corporate Yoga, having taught at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Theatre Company. John also continues to study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.

Glenn Ceresoli

Glenn Ceresoli has extensive experience as both a teacher and practitioner of Iyengar yoga.
A Yoga class with Glenn Ceresoli is an opportunity to imbibe his twenty nine years of experience and his relentless commitment and intention to break through the restrictive habits and conditions of the body/mind. Glenn says, “Attitude and approach is the key to everything.”
Glenn’s years of personal experience enable him to facilitate the process of this change through the practice of Yoga using the body and mind to know one’s Self.

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The Iyengar Yoga certification mark is used under license by certified Iyengar Teachers worldwide. This mark recognizes teachers of Iyengar Yoga who have completed intensive teacher training (4-5 years), have undergone a rigorous assessment process and must continue ongoing education to renew or upgrade their certificate to a higher level. This Certification Mark ensures an internationally recognized standard of excellence in teaching.
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