| Katherine Maltz, owner of the B.K.S. Iyengar yoga studio of Tucson, has practiced, studied, and taught Iyengar yoga since 1982 and has directed the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Studio of Tucson since 1997. Currently, she holds an Intermediate 1 level of certification. Her primary teacher in the Iyengar method is Manouso Manos. Previously, Katherine lived in New York City and taught hatha yoga there.
Hosting many workshops in Tucson with Manouso Manos and Dean Lerner, Ms. Maltz has seen the Iyengar method grow in the local community. Her studio also hosted the 2004 certification exams for teachers in training from throughout the United States.
Katherine counts it a privilege to have studied with B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter Geeta, and his son Prashant in Pune, India as well as in Paris, and the US. Teaching, on-going studies, and spending time with her husband of 40 years (Gerry) keeps Katherine busy. She honors her practice and her teachers (primarily Manuoso Manos and Dean Lerner) and is grateful to their influence in her teaching and her life.
| Judith Whitehead has been a yoga practitioner for 30 years. Her interest in teaching began in the early 1990's when she participated in the two-year Advanced Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco.
After graduating from the Iyengar Institute, she moved to Tucson and began teaching at the B.K.S. Iyengar of Tucson studio in 2000. With Katherine Maltz's encouragement, Judith commenced studies to gain Iyengar Yoga teaching certification and in 2004 received her Introductory II certification.
"I enjoy teaching beginners and I use my sense of humor to encourage new students through the initial stages of getting acquainted. I like to laugh, I LOVE my yoga, I really enjoy teaching," says Judith.
Ms. Whitehead gives credit to her teachers who have largely influenced her practice and instruction. During her years in San Francisco, Judith received significant influence from Janet MacLeod. In Tucson, Katherine Maltz has become Judith's primary teacher. Judith also counts herself fortunate to have learned from both Dean Lerner and Manouso Manos.
|Terese Ireland, an RN for 35 years, began studying Iyengar Yoga in 2005 with Alexis Bachrach and Manouso Manos. Terese became certified in 2012 and studied in Pune, India with the Iyengars in 2013. Terese continues her study of Iyengar Yoga with Manouso and locally with Katherine Maltz and Ben Thomas.|