Marlene Mawhinney

Marlene has been teaching yoga since 1972 and has been President and Senior Teacher at Yoga Centre Toronto since 1983. Her quest for depth led her to BKS Iyengar’s work, and since 1985 she has returned to India regularly to study and work with Mr. Iyengar and his daughter, Geeta Iyengar. Marlene is one of Canada’s most senior teachers, holding Senior Intermediate III certification, and has taught yoga to thousands of people – ranging in age from children, to those in people in their 90’s. In addition to teaching classes and workshops throughout Canada and abroad, she has implemented and oversees a comprehensive teacher-training program. A founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada, she has served as a Board Member and Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Marlene is internationally recognized for her research and expertise in yoga for people with health challenges and has been a key collaborator in a number of clinical studies in the areas of cardiac issues, lung-related conditions and back care. Under her guidance, YCT offers a number of classes in special categories including: back care, a cardiac program, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer recovery, asthma, etc. Marlene is the author of the two-volume Compendium of Iyengar Yoga Practices that offers 19 planned practices for people with health challenges and the 40-Day Sadhana Manual, a guided personal practice.

In all her work, Marlene’s focus is on yoga for health and wellbeing, in both body and spirit. “As a teacher, the biggest gift I have had is my teacher, BKS Iyengar. The next biggest gift I have is the students.”


Certification: Senior Intermediate 3


Wednesday
6:00am-7:30am Level 2/3
7:30am-9:00am Back Care Program*
9:45am-11:45am Level 2/3
1:00pm-2:30pm Cardiac Program*

Tuesday
2:00pm-3:30pm Special Practice Program*
4:30pm-6:00pm Special Needs Program*
6:00pm-8:00pm Level 3/4

Wednesday
6:00am-7:30am Level 2/3
9:30am-11:30am YCT Certified Teacher Upgrading
11:45am-1:45pm Level 3/4

Thursday
11:00am-12:30pm Special Practice Program*
12:30pm-1:45pm Cardiac Program*
1:45pm- 3:45pm Level 2
4:30pm-6:00pm Special Needs Program*
6:00pm-8:00pm YCT Teacher Training

*Pre-Registered 10-week sessions


Marlene’s Workshops

Toronto Workshops 2017:

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, January 28
6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday, January 28
Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

How to Practice Workshop (All Levels)
 Saturday, February 11
9:00am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-4:00pm $150 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, February 25
6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday, February 25
Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

Philosophy Workshop (All Levels)
Saturday, February 25 (first of three)
1:30pm-4:30pm $60 each (+ hst) or $160 for three (+ hst)

30-Day Spring Sadhana
Level 2/3/4
March 6 through April 4
6:15am-7:30am (studio open for preparation for practice 6:00am)
$312 + hst

Weekend Intensive Workshop
Level 2/3/4
March 17, 18, 19
Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm
$350 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, March 25
6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday,  March 25
Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

Philosophy Workshop (All Levels)
Saturday, March 25 (second of three)
1:30pm-4:30pm $60 each (+ hst) or $160 for three (+ hst)

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, April 29
6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday,  April 29
Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

Philosophy Workshop (All Levels)
Saturday, April 29 (third of three)
1:30pm-4:30pm $60 each (+ hst) or $160 for three (+ hst)

Women’s Workshop
(All Levels)
Saturday, May 13
Saturday  9:00am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-4:00pm
$150 + hst

2017 Out-of-Town Workshops with Marlene

Weekend Intensive at The Club Yoga Centre in Paget, Bermuda 
May 19-May 21
$300 US (cash only)
Contact Sally Ker to register kerby@ibl.bm