Vanessa Greenwood 


New Zealand

Vanessa began practising Iyengar yoga in 1993 and from 1999 has been teaching. She became a certified teacher in 2005 after training under New Zealand Senior Iyengar teacher Suzi Carson (Four Winds Yoga). She has has been running her studio Iyoga in the heart of West Auckland for 14 years.Students will get a deep sense of connection in their body working from the foundation, alignment and balance play an important part in Vanessa’s teaching.  Training has continued with ongoing 3 x year teacher development under recognised Australasian senior Iyengar teacher Peter Thomson since 2000. Remedial yoga with teacher Stephanie Quirk. Every three years, Vanessa travels to the Ramamani Institute in Pune, India to undertake an intensive month of Iyengar classes.Vanessa has taught over 5,000 classes and has  an astute ability to teach asana. She has attended many International workshops and retreats and now leads her own in N.Z. and Bali.

Session 1: Asana method

Each asana has a foundation, lets look at that, than build an energetic flow up the body from there.

Session 2: Relationships building in Asana

Learning and practicing, becoming more aware of how muscles work together.

Session 3: Surrender into Asana

Restorative essential yoga practice for stress Breath awareness/ Forward bends.

Session 4: Backbend energy

How to move into back bends lending from baby backbends to more advenced Asana.


14 Mills Ln, Albany, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Tel: 09-415 9468

Fax: 09-415 9468

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