Curly West

Practicing yoga for more than 35 years-Curly has studied yoga in Seattle, London, France and Canada. He completed his IYTA NZ teaching diploma in 1990 and Introductory Level Iyengar in 1997.

He loves teaching at TYC because it’s where he started his yoga journey and because it provides a safe environment for students and instructors.

“Living yoga in my everyday life grounds me and keeps me focused,” says Curly, who enjoys seeing students’ progress in class. “I stay motivated to do yoga every day by getting on my mat and doing my own practice.”

Favourite quote: “An asana is not a posture which you assume mechanically. It involves thought at the end of which a balance is achieved between movement and resistance.”