The Sacred Thread of Yoga

Pat Deacon



Pat was born in England and moved to South Africa in 1960 with her husband Dave. She has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1970 and had her first intensive with BKS Iyengar in Swaziland in 1973, a second in Pune in 1975, and was awarded her Teaching Certificate by Guruji in 1976. She has been visiting Pune regularly since then, more recently in January 2006 and November 2008 under Prashant and Geeta also attending Guruji’s 90th Birthday celebrations during the last visit. She holds an Intermediate Senior Level 3 Certificate running her own yoga school in Paarl, On two occasion she has served as National Chairperson of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of Southern Africa which includes South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. She recently finished her second spell as Registrar/Treasurer of the National Assessment & Training Committee and is now in charge of Certification and Ethics for the Institute. She has been involved with teacher training for 25 years and has been an Assessor for 15 years. She has moved house 19 times during Dave’s career in the mining industry. and moved to Paarl in 1996 after Dave retired. With all the house moves, Pat says she probably holds the record for the most studios opened by one teacher! They have three sons who have produced 8 grandchildren between them.

Iyengar Intensive Classes (Mon 11 to Fri 15)

Type     Duration Title Day Time
Sat  Brahma  Intense  2.0 hour(s)  Backbends Without Tears Tuesday  10:30 am  to  12:30 pm
Sat  Vishnu  Middling  2.0 hour(s)  Adho Mukha Svanasana: The Pose For All Situations Tuesday  05:30 pm  to  07:30 pm
Sat  Vishnu  Middling  2.0 hour(s)  Preparation For Achieving Bakasana And Other Balancings Wednesday  02:00 pm  to  04:00 pm
Chit  Siva  Middling  2.0 hour(s)  Sacrum And Hip Problems Some Solutions Wednesday  07:00 pm  to  09:00 pm
Sat  Brahma  Middling  2.0 hour(s)  Calmly Bending Forward Thursday  12:30 pm  to  02:30 pm
Sat  Brahma  Mild  2.0 hour(s)  The Road To Padmasana Thursday  07:00 pm  to  09:00 pm





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