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Teachers & students


Pixie Lillas

Junior Advanced Certificate III

Pixie Lillas first went to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 1977. She co-founded the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio in 1980 and has been director and principal teacher there ever since.

John Schumacher

Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher

In over 40 years as a teacher, John has taught thousands of students, including many prominent yoga teachers. John is a certified Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher, one of only 14 teachers in the U.S. to hold that level of certification. He spent 36 years studying with B.K.S. Iyengar and also many years studying with internationally acclaimed teacher Dona Holleman.

Alan Goode

Junior Advanced Certificate II

Alan Goode is the Director of Yoga Mandir. He holds an Junior Advanced Level 2 teaching certificate. Alan has studied regularly at the RIMY Institute in Pune India with the Iyengar family for almost 35 years. His most recent visit was in December 2017.