Kevin Gardiner: The Searching Intelligence
Kevin Gardiner, began studying yoga in 1970 and has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1982. He has studied in India with the Iyengar family for extended periods of time. He is indebted and eternally grateful for the genius and compassion of BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta and son Prashant whose tireless dedication to the subject is the heart of his inspiration. He was a co-founder of the Iyengar Institute of New York serving on the Executive Committee. Mary Dunn was a guiding light and primary teacher since the early 80’s and he has been inspired by the teachings of Ramamand Patel, John Schumacher, Faeq Biria, Jawahar Bangera, Dean Learner, and more. In 2009, Kevin received his Intermediate Senior I Teacher’s Certificate from Mr. Iyengar himself. Until December 2006 Kevin also had his own yoga studio in Manhattan. He then married Erika, also a certified Iyengar teacher, and relocated to Erika’s home town of Budapest where they have set up a new home and are now teaching at their own studio, the Amrita Yoga Center, http://www.amritajoga.hu. Over
the years he has travelled extensively, teaching in North and South America, as well as many years and countless workshops in his ancestral home of Ireland. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kevin was a professional actor, director and teacher for 15 years. Along the way, he has sustained a ten year practice of Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu. His teaching is highly detailed and textured, seamlessly incorporating many components of yoga philosophy and the sutras, while continuously challenging students to gain greater sensitivity and awareness in each asana. He has a tremendous practical understanding of the living anatomy of the human body, and a lighthearted and off-beat sense of humor.
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