Teacher Information

Margaret Carter

Margaret has a wealth of experience as both a student and teacher.  She started teaching in 1983  and in 1996 gained her Senior Teaching Certificate. In 1987 she became an Assessor for the Iyengar Yoga Association and has been assessing and mentoring trainee teachers ever since.  

In 2006 Margaret was delighted when  BKS Iyengar personally gave his permission for her to open a dedicated Iyengar Yoga Centre in Knutsford. Sadly, the lease finished in 2024 and the site was sold for housing development.  Margaret has now moved two of her classes to Charlton Lodge.

Her love of Iyengar Yoga was pretty instant. She remembers attending her first yoga class with a friend, not really knowing what to expect. She was instantly hooked. She loved the precision, the emphasis on correct alignment in the postures and the feeling of wellbeing after the class.

Her interest and love of the subject has grown steadily over the years, and she continues to develop her own practice through attending workshops and intensive courses. This has included a number of visits abroad to further her knowledge and experience, as well as attending classes with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in India. She feels very fortunate to have had the chance to attend classes taught by Mr Iyengar himself.

As well as developing her practice, Margaret has been very active within the Iyengar Yoga network. She spent many years as a Committee Member of the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga as well as being a member of the National Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) Executive Council. As a member of the Executive Council she held the post of Treasurer and then Vice Chair, as well as being one of the main organisers of the Association`s Annual Conventions.

Margaret still enjoys teaching classes for complete beginners as well as teaching at a higher level for more experienced students.

You can contact Margaret on:

Tel: 07807 348441

E-mail: knutsfordyoga@aol.com

Elise Fleming

Elise has practised Iyengar Yoga for over 25 years and has been teaching for Knutsford Iyengar Yoga since 2012.

Elise teaches beginners through to intermediate level. She has a special interest in supporting students who have on-going or acute difficulties due to aging, illness or injury and the Easy and Gentle Class is geared to providing for this.

All classes will centre on a carefully planned, enjoyable and sometimes challenging sequence of poses which will change from week-to-week, plus pranayama (yogic breathing) and relaxation (the best part of the class for some!).

In the Iyengar tradition, students are give individual attention and alternative poses, if needed, to ensure they get the most out of each session.  We want you to leave feeling better than when you arrived.

 Elise`s love for yoga motivates her own home practice and she has total empathy with students who find it difficult to establish regular and disciplined self-practice. She attends Margaret`s Intermediate session on a weekly basis, as well as on-line and in-person therapy and training classes with Iyengar Yoga (UK) and through workshops with KIY. She is currently a mentor for IY(UK) trains students towards their level 1 Teacher Training Certificate.

You can contact Elise on:

Tel: 07976 723631 

E-mail: elisecf@hotmail.co.uk