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The Directors (also instructors)



The Directors (we are also instructors)

GINI SAVAGE, co-founder and director of the Yoga Center of Marin, has practiced yoga for 49 years and taught it for the past 36. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and has studied many times with Mr. Iyengar in India, England and California. She also practices massage therapy. Gini’s classes emphasize individual instruction and the restorative aspects of yoga.

Suzanne Kanner

SUZANNE KANNER is a popular Marin County yoga teacher with 30 years of teaching experience. She is the co-founder and director of the Yoga Center of Marin, established in 1986. An Intermediate Level certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, she has studied several times in India with the Iyengars, as well as with many senior teachers in the US and Europe, including Ramanand Patel, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, Gabriella Giubilaro, Judith Lasater, and Kofi Busia. Suzanne’s teaching is precise and inspiring, challenging, yet nurturing. Under her guidance students deepen and expand their yoga practice, learning to restore, and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. Besides teaching regular classes, Suzanne specializes in therapeutic and prenatal yoga.



Cynthia Bernheim

CYNTHIA BERNHEIMbegan practicing yoga in 2001, fell in love with the practice, and not so long after made a decision to teach. She combines her enthusiasm and love of yoga with a deep understanding of alignment and body mechanics – enabling her to offer each of her students a uniquely individualized approach. Her teaching is challenging, but gentle, encouraging students of all levels to work deeply while honoring where they are presently in their own practice.

Cynthia is a Certified Iyengar Teacher and continues to study with her teachers Janet MacLeod, Barbara Fabbri and Manouso Manos.

David Carlos

DAVID CARLOS returned in December, 2011 from an inspirational month of study at the Iyengar Institue in Pune India and is eager to share his new insights and techniques. David has been practicing yoga for the last nineteen years and began teaching eight years ago so he could give back some of the many benefits he has experienced through the profound practice of Iyengar yoga, including greater strength, flexibility and most importantly a deep sense of clarity and well-being. He has been teaching yoga at the College of Marin for the past five years and has also assisted Alice Rocky with her classes there. David has studied in India with the Iyengars several times and continues his studies here with Manouso Manos.

Mary Colangelo

MARY COLANGELO received her training as a yoga teacher from the Advanced Studies Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Mary immersed herself in yoga when she discovered its power to heal the disjointedness that affects our lives and bodies. Her extensive experience in meditative and spiritual practices have made her both calm and insightful. Her love of yoga is so infectious that you can’t help but catch it.

Claire Colvin

CLAIRE COLVIN is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who has studied Iyengar yoga for over 34 years, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and four times in India with the Iyengar family. She has taught yoga in Marin County for 26 years. Her principal teacher is Manouso Manos.

Barbara Fabbri

BARBARA FABBRI, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, moved to the Bay Area from Sicily, Italy where she started a flourishing Iyengar Yoga community. Barbara’s most influential teachers have been Gabriella Giubilaro with whom she became a close student and assistant, and Patricia Walden. She has been deeply inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant during her visits to Pune, India. She is a dynamic teacher who challenges her students to discover the intelligence of their own body. In every class her goal is clarity, simplicity and joyfulness.

Scarlett Headley

SCARLETT HEADLEY has been a devoted yoga practitioner since she was 16 years old. Her classes are fun, engaging and informative. She utilizes her deep understanding and knowledge of yoga with alignment based instructions and use of props to guide students into poses while learning correct actions and minimizing discomfort. Scarlett has just completed the very rigorous Iyengar Yoga teacher certification process and is ready to share her skills and understanding with you!!

Jaime Lamka JAMIE LAMKA has been practicing yoga for 33 years and teaching for 21. He has developed yoga programs for contractors, aging athletes, and health care providers.
Jamie’s strength is his grasp of the fundamentals, compassion for pain, and understanding of human challenges. Jamie offers his students individual attention and life-supporting knowledge.
Ananda Amaya Ma ANANDA AMAYA MA is a full-time practitioner, and instructor of yoga for stress release. Her own self-awareness and 20 years of practice provide her with the tools to bring complete ‘ease’ to others when everything else has failed. She is currently completing the two-year Teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco.A dedicated student of Manouso Manos and Kathy Alef, she deeply appreciates her studies and apprenticeship with Brian Hogenkamp. Ananda expresses endless gratitude for the many blessings her evolving experience receives from the transformational Light of Yoga of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga tradition. Email:
Jaime Lamka STEPHANIE LAWRENCE has been an Iyengar yoga practitioner since 1979, inspired by Senior Iyengar teachers with whom she has studied in London, New York and San Francisco. For the past few years she has conducted special yoga classes for students with Parkinson’s Disease. Stephanie draws from the yoga sutras and from her own ebullient sense of humor. Her classes are personal, attentive, and incremental.
Susan McCormick SUSAN McCORMICK has pursued self-awareness through the study of yoga for the past 17 years with many of the Senior Iyengar teachers. She began teaching in 2008, after completing an advanced studies course with Tony Briggs, and has completed two teacher training courses with Manouso Manos. Through her interest of yoga for strengthening the pelvic floor, she also holds a certification from Leslie Howard to teach Yoga for the Pelvic Floor. Susan is very grateful for the knowledge and understanding that yoga has given her and enjoys passing it on with a light heart and a steady hand to her students.
Susan McCormick NICOL MOORGAN has been a student of Iyengar yoga for the past 17 years. She has studied at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India and with many local and international teachers including Alice Rocky whom she currently assists at College of Marin. Additionally she has many years experience as a bodyworker, and understands and is compassionate to the many challenges the body presents. Both a healer and teacher, she believes Iyengar yoga is the road to unravel our physical difficulties and help us find release and strength which far exceed what we may imagine. Nicol shares her passion for detail and alignment in her teaching to bring clarity and understanding of the full potential asana practice can have, both therapeutically and emotionally.

Tahsha Sanbrailo

TAHSHA SANBRAILO has studied Iyengar yoga for 15 years. She is a graduate of the Advanced Studies Teacher Training program at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco, apprenticed with Suzanne Kanner, and recently passed the rigorous Iyengar Teacher Assessment - Introductory Level II. She has studied in India at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune and plans to return in 2015. She is eager to share the knowledge and experience of her yoga practice and the tradition and teachings that have been so generously imparted to her. Tahsha’s classes reflect her passion for yoga and desire to impart its benefits to all.

Susy Stewart

SUSY STEWART began her study of yoga more than 27 years ago. Her yoga practice has been fueled by several trips to India where she studied with the Iyengars and followers of Sri Aurobindo. Her principal teachers are Ramanand Patel and Manouso Manos. Mature yoga students and beginners alike will benefit from her holistic perspective, sensitivity and experience.

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