Holly Walck Kostura has been a student of Yoga since 1997 and teaching in the Lehigh Valley since 2002. In 2004, she founded The Iyengar Center of the Lehigh Valley (formerly Jai Yoga!) with the intention of sharing the practice of Iyengar Yoga with her community. She currently holds the Intermediate Senior I teaching certificate.
Holly studies regularly with her mentor, Patricia Walden of Cambridge, MA. From 2005-2009, she apprenticed with and assisted Joan White at the BKS Iyengar Yoga School of Central Philadelphia. She now travels to Pune, India annually to practice and train with the Iyengar family at the renowned Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Holly has studied directly with BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in the USA, Canada and China.
Her deep dedication to her own practice inspires and informs her teaching, which is clear, compassionate and steeped in philosophy. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and special interest in anatomy and physiology give her the unique ability to see her students from a place of wholeness.
For Holly, Yoga is a path of transformation and absolute freedom that has far-reaching effects beyond the limits of the physical body. It is her intention to share with her students how Yoga reveals the infinite source of health and joy within
Fixed in Yoga, perform your duty
having abadonded attachment to the fruits of your labor
and becoming indifferent to success or failure.
This eveness of mind is Yoga (Bhagavad Gita, Chpt. II, v. 48).