Teachers

Director – Gloria Goldberg, CIYT-Advanced Level 2, C-IAYT

Photo Credit – Nancy Baldon

The opportunity to study with Gloria is a gift for all students. Gloria’s dedication and years spent studying with the Iyengars are very much in evidence when she teaches. A Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1987, her style is pure Iyengar: clear and concise. She has the rare ability to convey intricate and sophisticated information with an economy of words which makes her classes understandable and accessible to everyone. Gloria was founding President of Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States, of which she currently serves on the Board of Directors. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Iyengar Yoga Association of California Southern Region, was director of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute in LA, founded the Teachers’ Training program in 1992, and is co-curriculum coordinator of the UC Riverside program.


Cyndy Cordle, CIYT-Intermediate Junior Level 1, C-IAYT

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Cyndy Cordle, CIYT began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1993.  She has been a regular practitioner in the method since that time. She travels to Pune, India on a regular basis to deepen her understanding of Yoga as presented by the Iyengar family. Cyndy began teaching in 1999.


Dan Guida, CIYT-Introductory Level 2

Dan has been practicing Iyengar yoga since his first class with Gloria Goldberg in 2003, when he experienced profound freedom in his body for the first time. He decided to become a teacher after making a medically unprecedented recovery from a life threatening incident, thanks to Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. Dan is passionate about Iyengar Yoga and yoga therapeutics. He studies with Gloria Goldberg, Carolyn Belko and Lois Steinberg.


Jenny Hartman, CIYT-Intermediate Junior Level 1, C-IAYT

Photo Credit – Nancy Baldon

Jenny has been an enthusiastic student of Iyengar Yoga for 30 years, beginning her studies with Sunny and Aman Keays. She completed three years of teacher training in 1997, with gratitude to her teachers Gloria Goldberg and Carolyn Belko. She has studied under the Iyengar family in Pune, India, and has attended numerous workshops, conventions and teacher training sessions in the U.S. She is certified at the Jr. Intermediate 1 level, and teaches classes in San Diego and La Mesa. Jenny has been honored to serve the community on the Board of IYACSR, as a member of the IYNAUS Archives Committee, and as Volunteer Coordinator at the 2013 San Diego Iyengar Yoga convention.


 

Patricia Romero, CIYT-Introductory Level 2

Patricia Romero is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2010, graduated from the 3-year teacher training program led by Gloria Goldberg and continues studying regularly with Gloria.


Edith Rosenberg, CIYT-Introductory Level 2

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Edith is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has been a dedicated student and practitioner since 1996. She has served on the Board of Directors of Iyengar Yoga Association of California Southern Region as Scholarships Chair.


 

Bonnie Szumski, CIYT-Introductory Level 2, C-IAYT

Photo Credit – Nancy Baldon

Bonnie Szumski has been studying Iyengar Yoga since 2004, studying regularly with Gloria Goldberg and Carolyn Belko. Taking a special interest in the study of therapeutic yoga, she has assisted Gloria and Carolyn in their weekly therapeutics classes since 2014, recently completed the three-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics program, and is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Bonnie also studies yoga philosophy and Sanskrit with Gitte Bechsgaard, and recently completed the two-year “Gift of Consciousness” Yoga Sutras program with Gitte and Gloria.


Chere Thomas, CIYT-Intermediate Junior Level 1, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Photo credit – Nancy Baldon

Chere Thomas is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is a graduate of the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program, the 2-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics program and has completed the 2-year “Gift of Consciousness” Yoga Sutras course. She has traveled four times to Pune, India to study directly with the Iyengar family and studies regularly with Gloria. Chere served four years (2015-2018) on the Board of Directors of Iyengar Yoga Association of California Southern Region. She assists in the IYLM therapy classes and also teaches at her home studio in Ocean Beach.