About us


The Yoga Center of Marin was co-founded in 1986 by Gini Savage and Suzanne Kanner who brought together Iyengar Yoga teachers of Marin County.   At the time only one other yoga center existed in Marin. Most teachers taught in social halls of churches, recreation centers or gyms. It was their vision to create a community of teachers and students to propagate the teachings of BKS Iyengar, in a clean facility fully equipped with props and dedicated solely to yoga.  Thirty-three years later, at our second location, we are going strong.

Many of our original teachers are still with us today. All our instructors are Iyengar– trained. Many have studied directly with the late master BKS Iyengar in Pune India.  All continue their studies with advanced teachers here in the US, abroad, and some with the Iyengar family in India.

Our classes are small, affording personal attention and individualized instruction for all students. Whether you are a beginner, an advanced student, or someone recovering from injury or illness, you will receive all the caring attention and expert instruction you need. We welcome students of all ages, abilities, size, shape, condition, ethnicity and gender.



“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure  what cannot be cured.”                                                     BKS Iyengar