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Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar


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Pat McLoughlin

Pat McLoughlin began her Iyengar yoga practice in 1987. She enjoyed the benefits that weekly yoga classes brought to her and over time she developed her own home practice and eventually trained to become an Iyengar certified instructor.

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Joanna Haszek

Inspired by “Light on Yoga,” Joanna took her first yoga class in 2002. Over the years she became a keen student of the Iyengar method and has been fortunate to attend classes and workshops with many gifted and enthusiastic Iyengar teachers.

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Sri Kota

Born in South India, Sri was exposed to the Yoga philosophies and practice at a very young age. After moving to San Diego in 2014, Sri got the rare privilege of deepening his practice in the Iyengar method under the guidance of Carolyn

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Bonnie Szumski

Bonnie Szumski was introduced to Iyengar yoga over a decade ago when she took a yoga workshop from Carolyn Belko at the Plunge in San Diego.

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Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith has been studying yoga since the late 90’s, and shares her love of the subject. Soon after learning Iyengar Yoga she felt the fit, trained at the Center, then started teaching in January 2012.


Courtney Yezzi

In Courtney Yezzi yoga teacher’s words: " I am happy to help and eager to teach what I know. I am lucky to have learned the art of asana from some very solid people. I enjoy studentship and my favorite style of learning is  Iyengar Yoga. 

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 Carolyn Belko

Carolyn Belko, Director, studied numerous times on monthly sabbaticals with Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar at his Institute in India. She was assessed by him and received  Senior Intermediate Level III Certification from him directly in 2010.

Carolyn’s insight in practice and the art of teaching offers one steady guidance on the yoga path. Through her compassionate teaching, one experiences the artistry of sequencing, carrying one to new realms, all the while providing the practical living philosophy of yoga.

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