Maureen Wray is a Junior Intermediate Level 3 IYENGAR® yoga teacher. To achieve this qualification takes many years of practice, training and examination. She continues to study regularly and attends yoga workshops both nationally and internationally, drawing inspiration from many different teachers. Maureen is passionate about studying the philosophy of yoga and how it relates to and helps us in our modern lives. She loves the fact that there is always something new to learn and discover.
In 2010 Maureen spent a month at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune where she was lucky enough to have regular and intensive classes with Geeta Iyengar. She returned for further month-long visits in 2016 and 2018. Maureen also teaches a weekly class at the Manchester Institute of Iyengar® Yoga.
The IYENGAR® mark can only be used by a certified teacher. It is a symbol of clarity, maturity and excellence in teaching.
Maureen explains how she became interested in yoga
“I stumbled upon IYENGAR® yoga around sixteen years ago on the recommendation of a friend. I had been through a challenging time in my life and was feeling the effects of stress. As a very keen runner I wasn’t at all sure that yoga would be for me. After a few sessions I really began to enjoy the way that I felt after the class. My body felt as though it had been physically challenged and yet I felt this wonderful release of tension. My mood always felt very positive.
I slowly became more committed to regular class attendance and the practice of yoga then became a integral part of my life. After many years of working as a professional violinist I decided to train as an IYENGAR® teacher, qualifying in 2010. Yoga quite literally changed my life! I now feel privileged to have the opportunity to introduce others to the experience of IYENGAR® yoga through teaching my own classes.”