Iyengar Yoga, a school of hatha yoga practice as researched and taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, is extremely dynamic and transformational. The poses are taught with body alignment as a focus, so that muscles reform and bones realign, offering freedom of movement and strength, as well as the possibility of deep relaxation and rejuvenated health. Ida, as well as the other teachers at Yoga Garden, are involved in continuing education, as part of the worldwide efforts of B.K.S. Iyengar's dedication to yoga as a healing art, and his inspiration to continue our own growth and expand our knowledge.
Ida has studied with numerous international masters including B.K.S. Iyengar, Aadil Pahlkavali, Faeq Beria, and Manouso Manos. In 1998, she spent time in Pune India, studying with the Iyengar family. While pregnant, she studied with Sandra Jordon, certified Iyengar yoga instructor and author of Yoga During Pregnancy. She continues to study advanced yoga and therapeutics via the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute in West Hollywood. In addition to Santa Monica College and the Yoga Garden, she has taught at The Sports Connection and the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute.
In 1996, as a result of a miraculous series of coincidences, Ida began to
connect her Jewish "roots" with her "spiritual wings", yoga. She offers an
expansive curriculum that examines the connections and similarities between
the two traditions, as an enhancement, a deepening to both. She has taught
her "Yoga and Judaism" course to hundreds of people, via temples, rabbinical
schools, retreats, including 1999-2007 at the Aleph Kallah, Elat Chayyim
Center for Jewish Spirituality, American Jewish University, Limmud New York,
Limmud LA and Hadassah National and local events. She studies Torah and
Kabbalah in numerous formats. Ida lives in Tujunga, California where she
teaches privately and for numerous institutions and events. Her work is
She can be reached at E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org