At our most recent AGM (October 2019), members engaged in a discussion about the 50 Professional Development hours that are annually required by certified teachers, in order to maintain themselves in good standing. In light of this discussion and knowing that Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Deborah Lomond had faced unexpected challenges in the not so distant past, I thought it could be interesting to chat with her. I was curious about how exceptional circumstances (which can happen to any one of us!) might affect not only one’s practice and teaching, but the ability to satisfy our Association’s PD requirements. Please click the link below to view our conversation. – Stephanie Tencer, CIYT IJ3
A little background about Senior Teacher Deborah Lomond
Deborah started practicing Iyengar yoga in 1987 with Margaret Lunam in Kelowna , B.C. and later on with Shirley Daventry French and Ann Kilbertus from Victoria , B.C.
She was attracted to the work because of its challenging, evolutionary nature. Deborah has made four trips to India to study directly with the Iyengars and has also had the opportunity to study with Geeta Iyengar in Canada on several occasions. As well, Deborah has attended numerous workshops with senior Iyengar Yoga teachers from all over the world.
She presently holds a Senior 1 Certificate. Her love for the work and her sincere desire to foster the growth of other yoga students comes through in her teaching. Deborah has seen that yoga practice can increase energy, happiness and contentment.