Mimi has been teaching since 2011, after having completed the Teacher Training in NY, led by James Murphy. She studied in Pune in 2012 (when Mr. Iyengar was still occasionally teaching; an unforgettable experience) and 2014 (for the Intensive taught by Geeta Iyengar) and 2017. She plans to keep going to ‘the source’ regularly, to study with the Iyengar family.
In addition to her regular classes, she teaches a weekly class to a group of inmates at Rikers Island, who consistently give her fresh and deep insights into the true meaning of yoga.
To Mimi, the most important result of a good yoga practice is to find deep connections between body, mind and breath. It’s the experience of these connections that makes one feel more whole as a human being and more connected to other human beings. “If I can guide my students to connect to this harmony within themselves (as my teachers have done for me), I am happy.”
Mimi grew up in The Netherlands, where she studied Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Amsterdam and Piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She still plays and teaches piano, comprehending more and more the famous words of violinist Yehudi Menuhin, “B.K.S. Iyengar is my best violin teacher!”
She lives in Brooklyn with her teenage sons, Jonas and Oliver.