Iyengar Yoga with Karen Calder

7 day retreat | January 25th – 1st February 2019

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Introducing Karen:

I have practiced Iyengar Yoga since 2000 and gained my teaching certificate in 2009. I really enjoy the challenge Iyengar Yoga gives me and I have opted to carry on training and now hold the Intermediate 3 teaching certificate. I am very lucky to have Senior teacher Judith Van Dop living and teaching close by – she is a great mentor and inspiration.

I have visited Pune to work directly with the Iyengar family and attended conventions with both Geeta and Abhijata Iyengar, all deeply humbling experiences. I have also attended workshops with visiting senior teachers Glenn Cerescoli and Christian Pissano. There is always so much more to learn, every time I return to my mat I make a new discovery, there are an infinite number of variables within every pose – it is an incredible journey.

Our teacher and Guru was Yogacharya Sri B.K.S Iyengar, sadly lost to us in August 2014. Over the last 70 years he has developed a system of yoga with a strong focus on extension and alignment.

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About the Retreat: 

A distinguishing feature of an Iyengar class is the use of props, e.g. blocks, belts and chairs so students with less flexibility or strength are able to work correctly and achieve their full potential.  This means everyone, from beginners to advancing students will gain something from the week.

During the course of the week we will explore the poses in detail and advance and develop practice to suit ability.


£545 (twin share) and £645 (single occupancy) excluding airport transfers.

Are you interested in getting away and escape for a Yoga Holiday in the sun?

Are you a yoga teacher interested in running a holiday at Footsteps?

Please contact Ben (at yoga@footstepsgambia.com) for information and bookings. General information about our yoga holidays as well as other dates and teachers can be found here: