About Brigitta Tummon

Iyengar Yoga has been a central part of her life’s journey. With subtlety, humor and passion, Brigitta seeks to induce in her yoga students, an experience of deeply embodied joy and healing.

Brigitta has been practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga since the age of twenty-one. Foremost amongst her early teachers in Holland, where she lived, were Guruji BKS Iyengar, Victor Van Kooten, John Floris, Angela Farmer, and Donna Holleman. Subsequently, she has studied with Faeq Biria and other leading Iyengar Yoga teachers from around the world.

Besides teaching regular classes in Holland and later in Switzerland, she also ran workshops in Denmark, Ireland and Greece. She moved to Cape Town in 1990, where she has been teaching regular classes and retreats.

She is the past chair of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of Southern Africa and  has since the late 1990’s been involved in it’s  Mentorship  and Teacher Training Programme.

Brigitta has been invited to be guest teacher  at the Iyengar yoga studio in Oslo for the first half of  2019.  See Mandalayoga.no for more info.

 From August the classes are taken over by Gloria Higuera and Arabella Sawyer.


Iyengar Certification: A sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding

The Certification Mark  is used by certificated Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide.

The use of this mark allows the community at large to recognise teachers of Iyenger Yoga who:

  • have completed intensive teacher training
  • have undergone a rigorous assessment process
  • must undertake continuing education to renew or upgrade their certificate.

These stringent requirements ensure an internationally recognised standard of excellence in teaching.

About Iyengar Yoga

IYENGAR    ‘Iyengar Yoga is for yoga realist’ – BKS Iyengar

Iyengar yoga is an inspired and innovative approach to the classical Indian discipline. It is particular relevant for our Western culture. The basic principles of movements which it advocates are compatible with current developments in the fields of physical therapy and in other modern bodywork disciplines.

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