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All Studio-be classes and workshops are taught by Valerie Speidel.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers' qualification to teach are assessed and granted by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada / Association canadienne de yoga Iyengar (IYAC/ACYI). Certification in the Iyengar Method indicates professional training and a high level of expertise in the safe and effective teaching of yoga. Each Certified Iyengar yoga teacher holds the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification Mark.
The Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification Mark (world-wide patent), is granted to Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers by RIMYI. Holding this mark indicates an instructor's authorization to teach authentic Iyengar yoga.
(Intermediate Junior 2 certification)
Founder of Studio-be, Valerie has practiced yoga since her teens, focusing on the study of Iyengar yoga since 1995, and its teaching since 1998. She has travelled regularly to learn directly from the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India, through 5 trips to date. She has studied with Gioia Irwin, Wende Davis, Ingelise Nherlan and Louie Ettling. She continues to study with senior teachers, as circumstances permit. Her teaching is informed by experience as an RN, by two decades as a freelance graphic designer of books, and by meditation practice. She encourages each student to reach steadily for balance, intelligent movement, and maturity through the practice of yoga, and is committed to helping students progress in a nurturing learning environment. Her classes are direct, engaging, and enjoyable.
STRENGTH & ALIGNMENT