All faculty members have extensive training in comparative yoga methodologies and have conducted Yoga Teacher Educational Programs nationally and internationally. They integrate a deep East-West understanding of yoga’s ancient traditional roots and its application in today’s world.
IYC faculty work cooperatively, blending skill, wisdom and expertise to offer one of the most professional and comprehensive programs available. Faculty members also include specialists in subjects such as Sanskrit, the Bhagavad Gita Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Yoga Therapy.
IYC founders, faculty and advisors are dedicated to offering a non-sectarian, multi-disciplinary program that supports each student’s deepest and most profound spiritual unfoldment.
Hansa Knox After meeting Amrit Desai in 1985, Hansa began studying at the Kripalu Center. She conducts Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainings at her studio in Denver and teaches for the International Yoga College and Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda. Hansa has served on the Board of Trustees of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and as President of Yoga Teachers of Colorado. Former President of Yoga Alliance. ERYT Yoga Alliance 500 Hour
Natasha Korshak, a longtime student of Rama Jyoti Vernon, and director of the Sol Center in Tucson AZ has been practicing yoga since 1990 and teaching since 1994. She is the director emeritus of the Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga department at Miraval Resort and Spa. Natasha is an ordained Interfaith Contemplative Minister and has worked for 3 years at the Southern Arizona Cancer Care Center where she helped create holistic programs that complemented conventional cancer treatment.
Kristi Hook was internationally certified in 1990 (by Swami Vishnudevananda) at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Nassau, Bahamas. Since then she has been a devoted student of Rama Jyoti Vernon. Kristi’s training draws on a very diverse background, studying with many teachers from various schools of yoga, deepening her religious studies at University of Arizona, as well as studying Qi Gong and other Taoist practices. Her yoga practice and teaching embrace gentility and effortlessness.
Ruth Hartung, Co-founder/director of 7 Centers Yoga Arts Following an eclectic path, Ruth has trained in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, initiated with the Bihar School of Yoga through Swami Niranjananda and now studies with and is mentored by Rama Jyoti Vernon. Ruth is president of the International Yoga College and Director of the 500-hour training program. ERYT Yoga Alliance 500 Hour
Kathleen Bryant earned her 500-hour certification throughIYC, studying with Rama Jyoti Vernon. She took her first anatomy class at age 17 and continues to explore anatomy from a yogic perspective, taking classes from Paul Grilley and David Scott Lynn. She is currently applying her skills as a published writer in editing an asana manual based on Rama Jyoti Vernon’s teachings.