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Bobby Clennell

Intermediate Senior II

Bobby’s study of Iyengar Yoga began in 1972 in the UK—as did a 20-year career in animation. She was certified to teach by B.K.S. Iyengar in 1977, and has made subsequent trips to Pune every two years ever since. She considers herself blessed to have studied directly with B.K.S. Iyengar. “The profound and cathartic effect of the intensive work I’ve done with him remains with me to this day.”

At the Institute Bobby teaches levels II, as well as restorative, a women’s class, plus a class for patients and survivors of breast cancer. She also teaches workshops throughout the US, Europe and Asia (most recently in China). She contributes to the blog, www.franklipman.com.

For more information on Bobby’s blog and her teaching schedule check her website:bobbyclennell.com

Bobby’s publications include three yoga manuals—The Iyengar Yoga Glossary, Props and Ailments, and A Cosmic Body Map. She is also the author and illustrator of The Women’s Yoga Book: Asana and Pranayama for All Phases of The Menstrual Cycle and a children’s book, Watch Me do Yoga. Her contributions to Yoga Samachar include “Letter from Pune” (2008) and “Art and Yoga” (2009).

Her animated film, Yoga Yantra, which is generated from filmed footage of B.K.S. Iyengar, can be viewed here or on YouTube.

Bobby offers special thanks to Geeta Iyengar, who inspired and informed her work with women; and to Prashant Iyengar, whose knowledge of yoga and its philosophy, history, and culture has always inspired her. She also remains grateful to the late Mary Dunn for her teaching and her selfless work in establishing the New York Institute.

Of her own teaching Bobby says, “I try to help students restore the balance between the constant pull of the external world and their own, oftentimes neglected, individual heart.”

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