Siew Keow Tan, Elaine
She started learning from a teacher from the Bihar school tradition back in 1998. In 2008, she found her way to the Iyengar institute in Pune where she took her first Iyengar yoga class.
After 8 months in Pune, she was introduced to a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Usha Devi, in Rishikesh and studied with her intensively. This step gave a strong push for her Iyengar yoga practice to a higher level. In 2009, she decided that the way of yoga will be her way of life and promptly signed up for the first Iyengar Yoga Teachers Training Course run by the now defunct Iyengar Yoga Association of South East and East Asia (IYASEEA). During this time, she also started assisting Lothar in general class and teaching yoga. These valuable learning opportunities helped her tremendously and she is now a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
Now 12 years after she changed the course of her life, she is walking the path of yoga and leading the way of life which makes her happy.
Lothar’s journey on the yoga way started 19 years ago back in 2001. In 2002, he was introduced to his first Iyengar yoga class.
After 6 years of intense Iyengar yoga practice and training, he started teaching in 2008. He has trained with Usha Devi (Rishikesh, India) and Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh (Mumbai, India) among various other Senior Iyengar yoga teachers. Now he continues to pursue continuous education in Iyengar yoga, regularly returning to the Iyengar Insitute in Pune, to get direct teachings from various Senior Teachers as well as the Iyengar family. This ongoing process of learning is what provides the fresh insights that inspire his teaching.
Healthy breathing and alignment are consistent points of focus in his classes. Lothar’s teaching style is intuitive and nourishes the hidden strengths of his students while challenging them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. He is a dynamic, inspirational yoga teacher who brings his energy, humor and philosophy to every class he teaches. Not only that, he teaches his student to take their yoga off the mat and apply the principles learned in class to their daily lives.
May all beings be happy.