Intermediate Junior III
Lucienne has always had an avid interest in the body and how it functions—as a tool for artistic expression in dance, as a tool for healing through bodywork, and as a tool to sharpen the mind as a yoga practitioner.
She has been a student of Iyengar Yoga—which she began in Amsterdam while studying for her BFA at the School for New Dance—for more than 20 years. Once in New York City, she graduated from the teacher training at the Iyengar institute under the guidance of Mary Dunn and James Murphy.
In November 1999, she founded Studio Spine (studiospine.com) to offer a home to the teaching of Iyengar Yoga. The development of the studio has been central to the progression of Lucienne’s personal practice and teaching. Every year she visits France to study with Faeq Biria, and has traveled to Pune yearly since 2006 to remain close to the source.
Lucienne has also been a certified Hellerwork/Structural Integration practitioner since 2004. Working with fascial alignment as a structural principle has given her a deeper understanding about imbalances in movement patterns caused by any form of stress.
As a teacher, Lucienne will always encourage her students to practice to their fullest potential, and believes that personal commitment is key to a successful yoga practice.