Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Kirsten Agar Ward is blessed to have studied yoga directly with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and his family. She has spent many months studying in India with the Iyengars over the years, travelling there annually.
Kirsten’s professional background is psychology. She graduated in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1987 followed by a successful career as a Chartered Psychologist. Kirsten began practicing yoga in 1988, soon realizing that it reveals more about the human condition than western psychology. This inspired her to train to teach and help spread yoga to people everywhere.
In 1997, Kirsten qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher, subsequently completing Junior 1, 2 and 3 and Senior 1, 2 and 3 training and assessments, and since 2000 has taught full time. She is co-director of Bath Iyengar Yoga Centre with her husband, also a senior teacher.
An experienced Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trainer and Assessor, Kirsten is invited to teach internationally and taught at the Swedish National Iyengar Yoga Convention in 2012. Her teaching aims to convey something of the philosophy of yoga practice.
Quietening the Ego Noise & Listening to the Self.
This class is an introduction to how to work with traditional asanas to attain physical health as well as emotional and mental stability and wellbeing. The ego causes a lot of noise, distractions and problems in our practice and in our lives. In this workshop we will explore through yoga how to begin to quiet the ego to help reveal the true Self and find stillness.
Work in not work out! Finding your inner peace in backward extensions.
There are many misconceptions about backward extensions, that they are agitating, stimulating and direct you outwardly. Properly practiced, however, backward extensions are a wonderful means to help us develop quiet presence of mind and courage. They help us penetrate layers of our embodiment to connect with our inner mental and emotional strength and find our composure and equanimity. Minimum yoga experience 1 year.