Bobby Clennell Named Co-Dean of Education

The Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY) is honored to announce the appointment of Senior Iyengar Teacher, Bobby Clennell as Co-Dean of Education, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Ms. Clennell will work closely with Co-Dean, James Murphy (formerly Association Director) to oversee and foster Teacher Education and Continuing Education Programs and function as a mentor providing guidance to the Institute’s faculty.

The creation of this new position is a part of broader organizational growth. “IYAGNY is a true center of yoga education and, as such, we wanted our structure to reflect that. By having James and Bobby functioning as Co-Deans of Education, we are utilizing their vast knowledge of yoga and their many decades of pedagogical experience to further our mission,” says IYAGNY Board President, Sharib Khan.

Bobby Clennell began her study of Iyengar Yoga in 1972 in the UK. She first went to the Iyengar school in Pune, India in 1973, and has continued to make annual trips there for many years. She was certified to teach by B.K.S. Iyengar in 1976 and considers herself blessed to have studied directly with Mr. Iyengar. “The profound and cathartic effect of the intensive work I’ve done with him remains with me to this day,” she says. At the Institute, Bobby currently teaches a level III and a Restorative Yoga class. She also teaches workshops throughout the US, Europe, SE Asia and China (where she has been ten times) and Central and South America.

Profound, intelligent, and transformative, Iyengar Yoga is for every age, body type, and fitness level. Iyengar Yoga provides practical tools to create and maintain bodily health and vitality, mental clarity, emotional serenity, and spiritual well-being. Developed by B.K.S. Iyengar during his more than 75 years of teaching, Iyengar Yoga is grounded in the ancient Indian tradition and philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Our teachers are rigorously trained and dedicated. Our classes focus on strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation in action – our method is a pathway to complete alignment.

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