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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 51 years and taught it for the past 38. 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 32 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.



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 21 years and began teaching 10 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 sevem 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 36 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 28 years. Her principal teacher is Manouso Manos.

Scarlett Headley

SCARLETT HEADLEY, certified Iyengar yoga teacher, 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!!

Brittany Klipper BRITTANY KLIPPER has dedicated the last five years to studying Iyengar Yoga intensively and will continue to do so for years to come. She is currently deepening her education by attending a 3-year teacher training program led by Gloria Goldberg in San Francisco. Brittany studies weekly with Manouso Manos and Brian Hogencamp. She has traveled to India for Yoga twice – in 2014 she had the fantastic opportunity to visit Pune and study with Geeta, Prashant and Sunita Iyengar. Brittany is now studying for her Intro I & II Certificate.

“I am honored and delighted to be a part of the next generation of Iyengar Yoga teachers. I hope to share and forever keep alive the ingenius teachings of Guruji”.

Jaime Lamka JAMIE LAMKA has been practicing yoga for 35 years and teaching for 23. 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.
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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