Why Do Private Yoga Sessions?

iyat certified picEileen is a level 3 certified Iyengar teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist

Teaching to all levels since 1996. With over 3,000 developmental hours including over 500 hours of therapeutic study.

She became interested in working with people who have physical limitations that require therapeutic adaptations, while apprenticing with Marlene Mawhinney, in special needs classes at YCT in 1995-2000.


She has studied at the Ramamani Iyengar yoga institute in 2005 and 2010 participating and observing in the medical classes. Her most recent trip to India was in 2014 to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birthday intensive.

In 2010 she attended a North American therapeutic intensive in Oregon, with Geeta Iyengar for higher level teachers and continued her therapeutic studies with Stephanie Quirk from 2008-2014. Stephanie came directly from the Iyengar Institute in Pune India, sharing her knowledge from the medical classes.


She has been part of a research project for Breast Cancer and Iyengar yoga at Yoga Space Vancouver in 2011. And has completed Part 1 & 2 of Elise Browning Miller’s yoga for Scoliosis training.

Eileen continues to advance her knowledge and skills in the Iyengar yoga system under the Iyengar family and most senior Iyengar teachers in the world.

Customized private and group sessions available at the studio and online.

1 Hr  = $100See Prices Page


“I have referred clients to Eileen for private lessons to help them overcome and manage symptoms after an injury in a motor vehicle accident. She is very skillful at identifying what poses will address their individual needs. They learn breathing and relaxation techniques that reduces chronic pain, anxiety and depression symptoms. Eileen is very encouraging and motivating with her students. Her studio is well equipped with many different props. It is a supportive and calming environment in which to heal from injury.”

Kim Gibson

“After 16 years of countless physiotherapy, chiropractor and massage sessions and being told that my leg would not get any straighter without a knee replacement, a miracle happened. I met Eileen at her yoga studio and with her help and determination my leg is now almost completely straight and I can walk on my right heel. I certainly was not a believer when she first told me that it might be possible but I am now.

I just wish that I had met her 16 years ago. Because of the continued stress of my uneven gait a great deal of damage has been done to my body. Very slowly but surely I am becoming stronger and more mobile. Eileen?s method of adaptive Iyengar moves and positions using various props takes into account my current mobility issues and works from there. She is always coming up with new and different ways for me to move my body. I leave the studio feeling so much better than when I went in. Not only is my mobility better, but since taking yoga with Eileen, I even sleep better. I highly recommend Eileen’s Yoga Studio to anyone who is looking to feel better and especially if they have movement issues. Of all the various exercise programs and therapies I have tried since my accident 16 years ago, this yoga program has had the most beneficial and long-lasting effects by far.

Thank you Eileen from the bottom of my heart!”

Christine Grant

“Yoga calms the brain, soothes the nerves and reduces pain”

BKS Iyengar