Certified Iyengar Instructors
Tejal Merchant

Tejal Merchant

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 1

Tejal graduated from the Iyengar Yoga South Bay Teacher Training program and continues to study with Jito Yumibe and Marla Apt.

Bhuvna Ayyagari

Bhuvna Ayyagari

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 2

My passion for Yoga began as a young adult when I picked up my first copy of Light on Yoga.

Lina Lee

Lina Lee

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 1

Lina has been a yoga practitioner for more than 20 years and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.

Ruchi Murlidhar

Ruchi Murlidhar

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 2

Ruchi is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is a graduate of the Advanced Studies/ Teacher Training program of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

Yogini Patel

Yogini Patel

Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher

Certified at Level 1

Yogini’s first encounter with yoga was as a young child when she observed group of her mother’s friends in odd positions while doing breathing exercises on the living room floor at home. The seed of “Yoga” was already planted then!

Louiza Koumoutsakis

Louiza Koumoutsakis

Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher

Certified at Level 1

Louiza was certified as a level 1 teacher in 2014 and has been teaching since. Jito Yumibe has been a great inspiration, teacher and mentor in her yogic journey.

Kim Scott

Kim Scott

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 1

Kim started practicing yoga to help heal a repetitive motion injury in her wrist. She found that she really enjoyed yoga. Practicing yoga gave her a more positive outlook and opened up opportunities to connect with herself and others.

Jito Yumibe

Jito Yumibe

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 3

Jito has been a practitioner of Iyengar yoga since the mid 70s and became a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Introductory level in 1988. She is currently certified at the Senior level.

Amanda Scampini

Amanda Scampini

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 1

Amanda Scampini has been practicing since the early 2000’s and fell into the Iyengar tradition in 2016. She has studied under Jito Yumibe at Iyengar Yoga South Bay since 2018 and is certified at Level 1.

Charles Cseuz

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Certified at Level 1

Charles came to Iyengar Yoga years ago seeking relief from low back pain. Finding the method effective and complete, he went on to become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.

Rupa Narayanan

Certified at Level 1

Rupa has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since the late 90’s and has been teaching for more than 15 years.

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