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The Directors (also instructors)



The Directors (we are also instructors)

GINI SAVAGE, co-founder and director of the Yoga Center of Marin, has practiced yoga for 51 years and taught it for the past 38. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and has studied many times with Mr. Iyengar in India, England and California. She also practices massage therapy. Gini’s classes emphasize individual instruction and the restorative aspects of yoga.

Suzanne Kanner

SUZANNE KANNER is a popular Marin County yoga teacher with 32 years of teaching experience. She is the co-founder and director of the Yoga Center of Marin, established in 1986. An Intermediate Level certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, she has studied several times in India with the Iyengars, as well as with many senior teachers in the US and Europe, including Ramanand Patel, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, Gabriella Giubilaro, Judith Lasater, and Kofi Busia. Suzanne’s teaching is precise and inspiring, challenging, yet nurturing. Under her guidance students deepen and expand their yoga practice, learning to restore, and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. Besides teaching regular classes, Suzanne specializes in therapeutic and prenatal yoga.



David Carlos

DAVID CARLOS returned in December, 2011 from an inspirational month of study at the Iyengar Institue in Pune India and is eager to share his new insights and techniques. David has been practicing yoga for the last 21 years and began teaching 10 years ago so he could give back some of the many benefits he has experienced through the profound practice of Iyengar yoga, including greater strength, flexibility and most importantly a deep sense of clarity and well-being. He has been teaching yoga at the College of Marin for the past sevem years and has also assisted Alice Rocky with her classes there. David has studied in India with the Iyengars several times and continues his studies here with Manouso Manos.

Claire Colvin

CLAIRE COLVIN is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who has studied Iyengar yoga for over 36 years, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and four times in India with the Iyengar family. She has taught yoga in Marin County for 28 years. Her principal teacher is Manouso Manos.

Scarlett Headley

SCARLETT HEADLEY, certified Iyengar yoga teacher, has been a devoted yoga practitioner since she was 16 years old. Her classes are fun, engaging and informative. She utilizes her deep understanding and knowledge of yoga with alignment based instructions and use of props to guide students into poses while learning correct actions and minimizing discomfort. Scarlett has just completed the very rigorous Iyengar Yoga teacher certification process and is ready to share her skills and understanding with you!!

Jaime Lamka JAMIE LAMKA has been practicing yoga for 35 years and teaching for 23. He has developed yoga programs for contractors, aging athletes, and health care providers.
Jamie’s strength is his grasp of the fundamentals, compassion for pain, and understanding of human challenges. Jamie offers his students individual attention and life-supporting knowledge.
Jaime Lamka STEPHANIE LAWRENCE has been an Iyengar yoga practitioner since 1979, inspired by Senior Iyengar teachers with whom she has studied in London, New York and San Francisco. For the past few years she has conducted special yoga classes for students with Parkinson’s Disease. Stephanie draws from the yoga sutras and from her own ebullient sense of humor. Her classes are personal, attentive, and incremental.
Ananda Ma ANANDA MA is a full-time practitioner, and certified teacher of Iyengar yoga. Trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, she is a student of Manouso Manos and continues to deepen her evolving knowledge of yoga through ongoing study with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. Ananda is inspired by Geeta Iyengar’s orientation to yoga as a sacred art, the art of integrating body, mind and breath. Ananda brings this encouraging spirit of self-connecting mindfulness to nurture the very core of your being in her teaching. She also studies Chinese Medicine. She has been an acupuncture intern at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, treating patients with acupuncture who suffer from strokes, traumatic brain injuries and severe spinal cord injuries. Her experience of regenerative medicine enriches her practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga. Email:
Susan McCormick SUSAN McCORMICK has pursued self-awareness through the study of yoga for the past 17 years with many of the Senior Iyengar teachers. She began teaching in 2008, after completing an advanced studies course with Tony Briggs, and has completed two teacher training courses with Manouso Manos. Through her interest of yoga for strengthening the pelvic floor, she also holds a certification from Leslie Howard to teach Yoga for the Pelvic Floor. Susan is very grateful for the knowledge and understanding that yoga has given her and enjoys passing it on with a light heart and a steady hand to her students.
Eileen Murphy EILEEN MURPHY has practiced various types of yoga since 1991. After several back injuries, she was using a cane to get around. She went to a Kundalini retreat four years ago, with the idea that it may help her back. Since the first class at that retreat, Eileen has not used a cane. After a strong desire to pass this amazing technology on to others, she was trained at the Guru Ram Das Ashram in San Francisco. She specializes in playing her 36" gong. She holds healing gong bath workshops on a regular basis.
Olympia Nuttall OLYMPIA NUTTALL holds Prenatal Yoga certification from the Yoga Tree SF, Jane Austin Mama Tree and Khalsa Way Prenatal Kundalini Yoga. She is also a certified Pilates Prenatal and Postnatal instructor via the The Kane School of Core Integration, NY, and is a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with DTI.
Read more about Olympia and her training at

Susy Stewart

SUSY STEWART began her study of yoga more than 40 years ago. Her yoga practice has been fueled by several trips to India where she studied with the Iyengars and followers of Sri Aurobindo. Her principal teachers are Janet MacLeod and Manouso Manos. Mature yoga students and beginners alike will benefit from her holistic perspective, sensitivity and experience.

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