Laurie Blakeney has an Advanced Level Teaching Certificate granted to her by B.K.S. Iyengar. She began her Iyengar yoga studies in 1971, and has studied annually in Pune India at the Iyengar Institute since 1983. She has a BA in comparative religions, and a not so long ago career as a piano tuner/technician. Laurie has served as an IYNAUS Board member, chair of the Certification Committee, and Curriculum co-chair of multiple national conventions and regional conventions. She brings to her class a personal and direct style of teaching, challenging students while helping them explore their potential. She loves to include artistic and philosophical considerations in her teachings while staying true to the precision of the Iyengar method.