“Yoga is the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy.”
The Principal of the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rossmoyne is Anne Horsley (Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor – Junior Intermediate level III).
Anne has been practising and studying various aspects of yoga since 1971 and has been teaching yoga since 1980. For her, yoga is a way of life. As an accredited Iyengar yoga teacher, Anne considers her personal practice and continued study of yoga an integral part of her teaching, including regular visits to India to attend classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune.
Anne’s enthusiasm and love of yoga is apparent as she works with her students and encourages them to explore, understand and enhance their potential. Stressing that, “Yoga is about the journey, not the destination”, Anne encourages students of all levels and capabilities to work for themselves, in a non-competitive way, within a supportive and friendly environment.
Chris began the practice of yoga in 1980. It was very different to all other forms of physical movement she had tried and, as a tired mother of three, she would fall asleep during the relaxation at the end of every class! When living in Darwin she attended Iyengar Yoga classes for the first time and immediately felt tremendous benefits.
On her return to Perth, Chris continued the practice and study of Iyengar yoga at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rossmoyne. Her passion for yoga ignited a flame that led her to become an Iyengar yoga teacher, passing her Introductory Level II certificate in May 2007. The journey continues with ongoing study and learning with the Iyengar Yoga Community, Anne Horsley and other senior teachers.
For Chris, yoga is an integral part of her life. The zest and discipline of her own practice is evident in her teaching and is transmitted to her students with sensitivity, an eye for detail, humour and caring.
Mary took her first Iyengar Yoga class in 1995 to help relieve back pain and immediately felt the extensive benefits an Iyengar yoga practice had to offer.
In 2000 Mary attended yoga classes at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rosmoyne, Perth, and in 2008 commenced teacher training with Anne Horsley. Mary returned to Ireland in 2011 and continued her training with senior teacher Aisling Guirke as well as attending numerous workshops in Ireland and UK with senior Iyengar teachers. Mary received her Iyengar Teaching certification from IYA (UK) in 2012.
Mary combines regular yoga teaching with her work as a complementary therapist/trainer in Perth. The yoga journey is life long and Mary continues her ongoing study and learning with Anne Horsley as well as attending workshops with other senior Iyengar teachers.
Sharon began her yoga journey in her early twenties, practicing sporadically through to her 30’s when she was pregnant with her first son. This style of practice continued until her boys were somewhat older and more specifically after her mother passed away with cancer in 2006. At this time Sharon was introduced to Iyengar yoga, she was inspired and surprised at the impact Iyengar yoga had helping her cope with the grief from the loss of her mum.
Sharon graduated as a certified Iyengar yoga teacher in 2017 and is continuing with her Iyengar studies.
Sharon’s experience includes; attending several workshops and has participated in many intensives. Sharon also attended the Malaysian convention in 2016 with Abhijata (Abhi) Iyengar and the Iyengar Convention, Adelaide.
Yvette came to Iyengar Yoga as a child in New Zealand, attending classes with a friend’s mum. This style of yoga really resonated with her and she has been drawn back to it at times in her life when she really needed it. Since moving to Perth in 2014 and finding the Rossmoyne Iyengar Yoga Centre her practice and study of Iyengar Yoga has become more focused and she began on her path to becoming a teacher, graduating as an Introductory level teacher in June 2021.
Yvette has a strong biomechanical knowledge through her work as a Remedial Massage therapist. She understands and appreciates the importance of diverse movement, stability and understanding and being aware of one’s own body and mind. She sees Iyengar Yoga as the perfect path to rehabilitation, health and wellbeing. This inspires her to continue with her practice, attend classes and further training and to learn and grow as a teacher.