Kirsten’s professional background is psychology – she gained her honours degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1987 and had a successful career as a Chartered Educational Psychologist.
She took up yoga after leaving university in 1988 and soon realised that it offered a more complete analysis of the human condition than Western Psychology. Since then she has practised Iyengar Yoga continuously and has taught full time since 2000.
Her initial Iyengar Yoga teacher training was in Manchester, UK, qualifying in 1997. She studied for her Junior and Senior certificates in London and Bath. She travels annually to Pune, India to study with the Iyengars. She is qualified to Senior level 3, is an approved teacher trainer and assessor of teachers for the IY(UK) and is invited to teach all over the UK and internationally. She taught the Swedish national convention in 2012. She was Honorary Secretary of the Light on Yoga Association UK for some years and now serves on various committees of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK). She currently teaches in Bermuda