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Joe Burn

I have practised Iyengar yoga for thirty years. In that time I have become a teacher, an assessor and a mentor. I have also been on several Iyengar yoga committees so I hope to bring some experience to the area. I live in Aberdeen.

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Gilly Dennis

I have been practising yoga since the late 70s when I first moved to Edinburgh. Luckily my first class was an Iyengar one with Bob Welham. I have enjoyed the benefits that yoga has bought both physical and mental and have been lucky to have been taught by some inspirational teachers.

I have been teaching in Edinburgh since 2016, which I enjoy immensely and learn a lot from my students. I am Membership secretary of ESIY and also make sure communications are distributed. I joined to support the work of this group as I have benefitted so much from the teaching, experience and knowledge of this community.

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Sue Cresswell

I have been a student of Iyengar yoga for 30 years and a teacher for the last 12. I lived in Aberdeen for more than 20 years before moving to Edinburgh in 2012, so I have a connection with both the north and the south of the East of Scotland region.

As your regional rep I am your link with the IYUK executive committee. I attend three UK meetings a year (lately on Zoom) where I represent ESIY, voting and reporting back on issues of the day, and reporting in on our activities and concerns.

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Wendy Fraser

In my early years at a school I attended, we did yoga exercises before breakfast. Much later in the 1980s my interest in yoga was rekindled, while I also learnt and gained certificates in reflexology, healing massage and aromatherapy. I decided to train in the Iyengar method of yoga in 1998 with Meg and Elaine in Edinburgh, as my love for the practise grew. I became an Introductory level teacher in 2000 and qualified as a Junior Intermediate teacher in 2014. I am very grateful for the opportunities I have had to study in India at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, and also in Rajpur with the Chanchanis. I teach locally here in Fife, and have been fortunate to teach both at the Iyengar Centre, and Yoga Now in Edinburgh.

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Jane Walker

I have been practicing Iyengar yoga since being a student. I qualified as a teacher in 2011 and have progressed through the intermediate certificates and am a junior intermediate 3 teacher. I practice and teach at the Edinburgh Iyengar Yoga Centre and have been a member of the management board since its inception as a Community Benefit Society in 2014.