Shirley Daventry French
Shirley Daventry French is the founder of the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria and a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Since 1979 when she first travelled to his Institute in Pune, she has studied with him regularly in India, North America and Europe. Shirley has been teaching yoga for more than 40 years in Victoria and internationally, and is an advisor to the board of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada.
She has trained and continues to mentor senior teachers in this centre and other communities across Canada. Through teaching, writing and editing she maintains contact with Iyengar communities throughout the world. She is the editor of the autobiography/biography IYENGAR: His Life and Work and one of the editors of Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Shirley’s yoga experience has been enriched by extensive study with Swami Sivananda Radha. This rich training enables her to integrate yoga philosophy and psychology with the practical work of asana and pranayama. Shirley’s teaching is challenging, insightful and delivered with a compelling sense of humour. Certification: Intermediate Senior III