Sissi tells us: I have been practising Iyengar yoga since 1979, when I joined Silva Mehta’s weekly evening classes. At that time I was a stressed academic with a young family, and the physical and mental benefits were immediately obvious to me. Over the years, I have studied with many exceptional teachers as well as with the Iyengar family in Pune. Yoga has remained my refuge, a source of nourishment and of lightness of being.
I did the first teacher training course, which was set up in the early 1980s, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale. However, I soon realized that I was not mature enough to teach at that point in my life. To understand one’s limits, and to work with sensitivity and courage in order to deepen one's practice, is one of the lessons that I hope to pass on to my students. Also, that our practice is not confined to the time we spend on the mat. Yoga is how we live our lives.
My motto for 2018 is: “Do not ask what you can do to improve your asanas but ask how the asanas can improve you!”