Sam (Smaragda is her full name) is originally from Greece and moved to Bristol in 2000. She found the Iyengar Yoga method in the teachings of Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis. She has been practicing ever since, becoming an Introductory level 2 teacher in 2013 and now qualified at Junior Intermediate 2. She travelled to Pune, India in 2013 to attend classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute.
Sam says ” It was truly a magnificent experience and a blessing practising in the same room as Guruji BKS Iyengar and at 95yrs of age; he teaches us a true teacher should be humble and always remain a student in the path of learning.”
She is happily married and lives in Redland with two young children. Apart from being a yoga teacher Sam is a Director for an Industrial Building Design company producing drawings for the construction industry with projects all over the UK.
Sam teaches at Yogawest on Sunday mornings:10.00>11.30am (General) and 11.45>1.15 (Intermediate).