WHO AM I?
Holly Walck Kostura, CIYT – Level 3
Holly has been practicing self-inquiry through the art, science and philosophy of classical Iyengar Yoga for twenty-five years. She began sharing the teachings of Yoga with others in 2002 and founded The Iyengar Center of the Lehigh Valley (formerly Jai Yoga! In Bethlehem) in 2004 with the intention of sharing the practice of Iyengar Yoga with her community.
The author of Your Year of Yoga: Learning to Love Practice, Holly was one of the youngest women in the world to receive the title “Senior Teacher” under the former certification structure. She shares freely and openly any insight that has come to her with those who are seeking transformation through this great discipline of redemption.
Holly has studied devotedly with her mentor, Patricia Walden, from the very first time she ever practiced Yoga through the present. For more than a decade she also studied and apprenticed with Joan White at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga School of Central Philadelphia, assisting her in classes, workshops and teacher training in the U.S. and abroad.
Holly is a direct disciple of Geeta Iyengar and B.K.S. Iyengar, having studied with them in the USA, Canada and China. She travels to Pune, India to practice and train with the Iyengar family at the renowned Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI).
Holly’s 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, combined with her depth of knowledge of the subtle body, give Holly the unique ability to view her students from a place of wholeness.
Yoga is a path of transformation and absolute freedom that has far-reaching effects beyond the limits of the physical body. It is Holly’s intention to share with students how the practice of Yoga reveals the infinite source of health and joy contained within them.