Athena has been practicing yoga since 1989; she is certified in the Iyengar tradition. Athena teaches with skill, confidence and generosity of spirit. In her teaching she emphasizes alignment and awareness. Athena’s clarity of instruction inspires classes that are dynamic, accessible and safe. She teaches her students the benefits of yoga for physical and emotional well being. Athena believes that yoga is a many faceted gem, offering skills that inspire practitioners toward experiencing peaceful and contented lives. Athena is dedicated to and inspired by the luminous teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. Her long-time teachers are Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden. She studies regularly in India with the Iyengar family. Athena appears as a model in The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health and in Yoga and in Natural Fitness For Body & Spirit, written for The Body Shop. She teaches yoga full-time in San Francisco, offers workshops and retreats locally and abroad. She can be contacted through her website www.athenayoga.com.