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Marlene Miller

Certified Iyengar Yoga: Senior Intermediate II

Marlene began the practice of Iyengar Yoga in 1975 and has been teaching Yoga since 1979 on the Saanich Peninsula and in Victoria. In 1982 she went to Pune, India to be taught by the yoga master Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, and family. Since then has made several journeys back to India, the most recent being December 2015. Her dedication, commitment and practices of yoga are pursued through continuing to attend classes and workshops with senior Iyengar teachers locally, nationally and internationally. She has also studied intensively the yoga teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha. Marlene is a teacher trainer with the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria, an active member and Assessor of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada, and a founding member of PenYoga serving on its board of directors.

Jayne Jonas

Certified Iyengar Yoga : Intermediate Junior II

Jayne began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1992 with Joan White, who holds one of the very few advanced teacher credentials given by Guruji, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She moved to lovely Victoria in April 2006 and has since taken classes with all of the senior teachers at the Victoria Yoga Centre. She has also studied with many national and international Iyengar Yoga teachers. Jayne had the opportunity of studying with the Iyengar family in Pune, India on several occasions. Jayne is teaching at both our studio and the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria.

Nancy Searing

Certified Iyengar Yoga: Intermediate Junior II

Nancy began studying Iyengar Yoga with Marlene Miller in 1994 and has taken classes with all of the senior teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria. She has also studied with many national and international Iyengar Yoga teachers including, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. Nancy had the amazing opportuntiy of studying with the Iyengar family in Pune, India five times, most recently in the February of 2015. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Yoga Centre.

Glenda Hingley

Certified Iyengar Yoga: Introductory II

The 1960's brought a wave of yoga to North America. Like many, Glenda practiced along with TV yoga teachers during that time, but became seriously interested in 1997 through classes with Marlene Miller. Eventually this led to teacher training through the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria and the wonderful teachers there. Summer intensives, IYAC ( national Iyengar association) conferences, including two influential weeks with Geeta Iyengar on her visits to Canada, as well as continuing regular classes with Marlene inspire and inform her practice and teaching. Glenda is a founding member of the Peninsula Yoga Centre and has been teaching with PYC and independently since 2001.

Linda Larson

Certified Iyengar Yoga : Introductory II

Linda began her yoga study at the age of 56 when she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. After 4 months of daily practise using books she discovered the Peninsula Yoga Centre and the Iyengar method. She started taking one class a week while maintaining a daily home practice. Aware of the tremendous benefits yoga brings her she asked to pursue teacher training so she could pass on the technique and discipline to others. A yoga practitioner remains a life-long learner and as such Linda continues to study with local and visiting teachers. Linda earned her Introductory II certification in 2012 at an assessment held in Roberts Creek, BC.

Sonja Evans

Certified Iyengar Yoga: Intermediate Junior I

Sonja began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1996, and very soon became committed to the depth and brilliance of this form of yoga, with it's inspired use of alignment in asana to open the whole spectrum of yoga's possibilities. She studied for 20 years under senior teacher Margot Kitchen, and with many Canadian and international Iyengar yoga teachers, including Mr. Iyengar and his daughter Geeta. Since receiving her initial Iyengar certification in 2002, Sonja has been teaching regular weekly classes in Calgary. She recently moved to Sidney, where she is looking forward to sharing what she has learned as she continues on the path of Iyengar yoga.

Erin Houston

3rd apprenticing teacher mentored by Ty Chandler and Marlene Miller

Erin started her yoga journey in 2006 taking kids classes at the Victoria Yoga Centre with Ty Chandler. Over the years she has participated in many workshops and has grown from her early teens into early twenties practicing the Iyengar method. Erin in currently finishing her 3rd year of Teacher Training under the mentorship of Ty Chandler, and Marlene Miller. Erin is excited to be finishing off her training and to see where the next steps of this journey will take her.

Glenda Balkan-Champagne


Glenda began to take yoga classes in Toronto in 1994. However when she was introduced to Iyengar Yoga in 1997, she knew immediately that her life was about to change. She began her teacher training in 1999 with Senior teacher Marlene Mawhinney at Yoga Centre Toronto and was certified in 2003. Glenda was introduced to Shirley Daventry French at a workshop and after a number of visits, she and her husband Roger, moved to Victoria in 2006. She has since been studying and teaching at the Iyengar Centre of Victoria. She is constantly inspired by the depth and commitment of all the teachers at this remarkable Centre. Glenda has studied in Pune with the Iyengar family twice as well as with Geeta when she travelled to Penticton. She takes every opportunity she can to study with international teachers and serves on the Board of Directors as Sec’y of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada.