Maryam Askari

Los Angeles, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

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.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

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Frequent Adjustments
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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Consciencieuse compétence remarquable professionnelle

Très sérieuse
Admirable gestion physique
Progression successive
Gestion de la douleur incroyable
Merci Madame AskaRi

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A genuine experience

an authentic person who facilitates a genuine learning experience. A great balance between precision and flow. Lightheartedness and focus. A sharp eye for adjustments, and precise cuing. I feel I can trust Maryam to not be injured in class while being challenged just the right amount. In a no-nonsense and gentle way I am taken into deep and challenging practice, yet, full of sweetness.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

she is a tough iyengar teacher with an amazing workflow which allows you to work deeply in your body leading you to 100% presence and deep concentration.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My first real yoga teacher, who made me become yoga teacher

Dedication, practice, love, tenacity, laugh, discipline...

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My favorite yoga teacher!

If you get a chance to take a class with Maryam Askari don't hesitate, great teacher.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of the Best

Maryam is the standard by which I have set all other teachers for many years. Not many live up to her expertise and knowledge. She is a wonderful teacher with vast knowledge.