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Naghmeh Ahi

Intermediate Senior I

Naghmeh began studying yoga in 1999 with James Murphy and Kevin Gardiner. She continues to study and apprentice with James, her mentor and teacher.

She has been blessed to study with Geetaji Iyengar on several occasions at conventions worldwide, and returns to RIMYI regularly to study with the Iyengar family.

Naghmeh has taught since 2002, having completed the teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York, led by senior teachers Mary Dunn and James Murphy. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature where her focus of study was the epic form, a passion that continues to be fulfilled by the study of yoga, through its sources, the sacred texts, and its practice, that is rooted in tradition.

Prior to yoga she practiced Mkeka-do karate, a Japanese martial art form. She found its discipline similar to yoga where involvement is total.

Learning to practice all limbs of yoga provides her with clarifications and questions that inform living life on a daily basis with integrity and neutrality, with love and acceptance towards the self and towards all other beings.

She plays piano or paints on a whim. She also takes ample time to be a good friend to her animal companions.

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