Maryam Askari began yoga studies in 1991, continuing to study with the most experienced teachers in the , Italy and France and is certified by the Iyengar Institute of Pune, India.
Her sensitive teaching approach is immediately captivating and adapted to practitioners of all levels. Maryam constantly reminds her students that strength and flexibility are nothing without proper alignment.
Since childhood Maryam has been curious about the nature of life and spiritual practice. Her first yoga class initiated the deep desire to understand the role our thoughts play in creating our reality. She considers the power of our mind our greatest resource, using asana and breath to focus and still the mind. As she says: “where our thoughts go, our energy flows.” This is the heart of Iyengar yoga.
Maryam has the unique ability to simultaneously challenge, inspire and nurture her students, gaining their affection and respect. Thrown spontaneously into her first teaching experience by her own teacher, she has continued to approach her classes in a deeply personal and intuitive way. For her each class is a new opportunity to connect with and guide in the best possible way each individual with whom she works.
Our inner power can only come when we learn to live our truth. For Maryam, that can only begin with a strong and complete asana practice. This is what she brings to her students. She strongly believes that each of us can create balance by attending to our innermost needs and learning step by step, asana by asana, not to fear our own very rich and loving inner world.