Instructors
Kathleen Pringle

Kathleen Pringle began teaching in 1983. Since 1990, she has studied Iyengar Yoga almost yearly with the Iyengar’s in Pune, India. In 1992, she was honored when SRI. BKS Iyengar requested she begin helping in the Medical Classes. He also selected her to be an Assessor. In 2012, he advanced her certification level to Senior I. Kathleen was one of the few from around the world invited to attend Sri BKS Iyengar’s Silver Jubilee Intensive and Geeta Iyengar’s International Women’s Intensive. She has authored and co-authored several articles on subjects such as Yoga for Children with Asthma, Selected Treatment Options for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Post-Therapeutic Neuralgia, and Bronchitis. She shares her vast knowledge and infectious curiosity with students of all levels. She is a beginner’s teacher, as well as a teacher’s teacher. Many teachers of other disciplines of yoga admit they look to her for continued inspiration.

Kquvien DeWeese

Kquvien DeWeese has been practicing yoga for 15 years and taken three, month-long trips to study in India. She began teaching in 2002 and is now an Intermediate Junior III Certified Instructor, who also mentors aspiring teachers. Having come from a very physical background including dance, martial arts, and weightlifting, she offers a unique teaching style that can motivate even the most-accomplished couch potato among us. She challenges her students leaving them with a sense of accomplishment, confidence and inner peace. Working to accommodate each individual’s specific needs and physical challenges, she encourages her students to work to their potential. With disarming candor and compassion, she has helped people in all stages of life --children, adults, senior citizens, pregnant women, athletes, former athletes and self-proclaimed stiffs to experience the physical and mental benefits of Iyengar yoga.

Stephanie Foxman

Stephanie Foxman finds the practice of Iyengar yoga to be utterly absorbing for its capacity to enliven and integrate body, mind and spirit. She delights in sharing this powerful practice with students. Stephanie has been studying the Iyengar method for nine years and is a Certified Level II Iyengar Instructor. As a mental health counselor and therapist, she is particularly interested in the benefits of yoga for stabilizing emotions and cognitions. A former competitive gymnast, she is grateful to have found a practice that nourishes the body and spirit while (slowly!) reducing the egoic self. Stephanie continues to delve deeper into the eight limbs of yoga with the guidance of top instructors in Atlanta and the global Iyengar yoga community.

Howison Hollenberg

Howison Hollenberg has studied Iyengar yoga since 1995 and began teaching in 2006. In 2013, she studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India, and also that year received certification as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Introductory II level. Her work as a dream group facilitator and gardener informs her ability to help imagine and nurture the transformative process inherent in yoga. Howison enjoys sharing yoga with people of all ages and abilities. She works to foster in her students a sense of discovery and confidence so that an understanding of yoga may begin to take root and flourish.

Steve Jacobson

Steve Jacobson is a certified Iyengar teacher who combines practicing and teaching yoga with a career as a professor. Coming from a background in Aikido, Steve began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1984, and has studied frequently at the Iyengar Institute in India in regular visits dating back to 1988. He emphasizes a physical foundation of strength, flexibility, and alignment as a starting point for studies of the myriad connections among body, breath, and mind. His classes reflect a wry sense of humor and creative use of imagery. A Ph.D. in philosophy, he teaches at Georgia State University in such areas as epistemology, metaphysics, Indian philosophy, and philosophy of language. In addition to many scholarly articles, his publications include an essay on aspects of Yoga philosophy.

Kathy Koenigsberg

Kathy Koenigsberg has been studying Iyengar Yoga since 1999 and is an Introductory Level II Certified Iyengar Instructor. Kathy has the rare privilege of continuing her studies with some of the best teachers in the Southeast at Stillwater Yoga. She also studies with BKS Iyengar’s Advanced Senior Teachers through conventions and workshops around the US. As a long-time resident of Dunwoody, she is grateful for the opportunity to share her knowledge of the Iyengar Method with her community. She teaches with a clear, succinct style that is easily accessible to students new to yoga, helping them experience how yoga improves the balance, strength and flexibility of their bodies, as well as their minds.

Anna Leo

Anna Leo began her Iyengar yoga training in 1983 with Ellen Saltonstall in New York City. As a professional ballet and modern dancer with a Master of Fine Arts degree, she has spent most of her life studying the body in motion. She is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Choreography fellowship, as well as Emory College’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Her studies in the Iyengar Method have increased her awareness of movement to a more granular level. At Stillwater, she imbues her yoga classes with the vivid imagery of a choreographer, helping beginner and more experienced practitioners better envision and create the shape of the asana they are studying. As an Associate Professor of Dance at Emory University, she incorporates yoga into all of her dance classes, emphasizing the relationship between the alignment stressed in Iyengar Yoga and how it effectively enhances dance training.

Nancy Mau

Nancy Mau is an Intermediate Junior III Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and Certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT). She is also an Atlanta area attorney. She was introduced to Iyengar Yoga at Stillwater Yoga Studio in Atlanta, Georgia over 20 years ago and has continued to attend classes as well as teach there ever since. She has studied with some of the most inspiring Iyengar Yoga teachers in the world, such as Patricia Walden and Manouso Manos. Nancy has also traveled regularly to Pune, India since 2002, receiving the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar as well as his daughter Geeta and son Prashant at RIMYI. A teacher since 1997, Nancy mentors many aspiring teachers and those pursuing certification, has served as President of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southeastern United States (IYASE) and was among the distinguished faculty of the Southeast Iyengar Yoga Conference in Washington, D.C. in 2012. Her experience as a long-time yoga practitioner is reflected in her teaching whether she is training a new teacher, inspiring students to reach their fullest potential or by adapting and modifying the poses so that anyone can participate in a general class safely and with confidence.

Scott Schroeder

Scott Schroeder has been teaching in the Iyengar tradition since 2002. Having come into yoga with a background in martial arts, as well as digital animation, he has studied the art of movement from a variety of perspectives. His practice has spanned for over 19 years. His studies have taken him to India and to workshops around the globe to learn from some of the most-adept yoga instructors. Scott teaches with clarity, vitality and authenticity. He emphasizes precision and technique, while using creative ways to ensure his students have a real understanding of the stages of movement involved in developing each asana. A dedicated practitioner, he continues to rely on the support of his students, friends, family and fellow teachers to add new insights into his knowledge and appreciation of the Iyengar Method.

Laurel Thomas Laulkar

Laurel Thomas Laulkar came to Atlanta in 2012, after a five year sabbatical at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. She has been a dedicated practitioner for over 18 years and is mentored by Gloria Goldberg of Iyengar Yoga Center of La Mesa. Her classes utilize adaptive principles learned from the Iyengar Family to attend to individual needs balanced with group discovery.

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