Helen Chandler has been studying and practicing Iyengar yoga since 1996. Helen became certified (CIYT) in 2014 as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor and has been teaching both introductory and continuing level Iyengar yoga classes in Chapel Hill in her home studio since that time. Helen has traveled and studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), in Pune, India. Helen continues her studies with her mentoring teacher John Schumacher, and recommending teacher, Lois Steinberg (both senior level Iyengar Yoga teachers).
Iyengar yoga follows the 8 limbs of yoga, as described by Patanjali. In his 80+ years of practice, BKS Iyengar made it possible, by the use of props and various techniques, for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. From this practice, we can integrate these teaching, building a systematic intelligence of our body, mind and spirit.