"All Asana have to be practiced to be in line to the core to experience the Infinite that is within"
Tal Messica is the founder of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Ojai, Tal is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior 3 level . He began studying yoga as a young man after noticing that many people around him had health problems. He wanted a tool that would not only keep the body healthy, but offer the freedom to be responsible for one's own health. He discovered the Iyengar yoga style and was fascinated by its depth and ability to teach individual students on many dimensions. When Tal received his Iyengar yoga certification his teacher told him: "Now the true learning begins!" Tal is teaching Iyengar Yoga classes since 2005, assisted in yoga therapy classes, and took a 3-year course of Iyengar Yoga Therapy with Stephanie Quirk. He was deeply inspired when he met the Iyengar family in Pune and watched B.K.S Iyengar practice and teach his granddaughter Abi while he himself is still practicing Yoga at the age of 94. He now lives in Ojai, California and together with his wife they founded the Iyengar Yoga Center of Ojai . "For me, Yoga is not a repetition of postures but a subject that unfolds itself with every practice and which opens new fields to explore, a journey for the rest of one’s life…",,,
Etahl Messica, Founder and co-director of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Ojai, is a longtime student and practitioner of Iyengar yoga. She first started doing yoga when her mother was pregnant with her and later discovered it while looking at a book and comparing Iyengar pictures to Shivananda pictures and being amazed at the difference! She studied under the guidance of the Iyengars in Pune, India, and is currently working toward her certification with Marla Apt. Etahl has studied for many years and had gone through the Waldorf teacher training as well as Eurithmy training. Etahl works as an RN and dreams of incorporating the knowledge of yoga for the benefit of all patients. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and has a dream to become a licensed midwife.
Weihsi Riefler Weihsi is a certified yoga teacher and registered with Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching since 2013. Currently she is enrolled in a two year Iyengar Teacher Training Program with Carolyn Belko, and is planning to acquire her Iyengar certification in the near future. Weihsi believes that we have the ability to grow from our challenges using yoga asana, breath and meditation. Weihsi was in a debilitating automobile accident six years ago. Through yoga , she was able to recondition herself physically, Mentally and spiritually. She is grateful and is compelled to give back. Weihsi is passionate about teaching and in her class, students will focus on the fundamentals of proper alignment in a safe and nurturing environment. It is perfect for beginners and experienced yogis who are interested in learning the basics.
Maria Reyes Maria is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior I level. She attended her first Iyengar Yoga class in 2001 and later graduated from the IYASC Teacher Training Program. She is very grateful for the opportunity to have studied and to continue to study with the many wonderful Iyengar Yoga teachers here and abroad especially Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar and his family. She encourages one to enquire and explore the depth and vastness of Yoga. IAYT certified.
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