Marilyn Shepherd


Life Long Student


Along the continuum from physical health to mental health to ultimate well-being, Yoga, in its many forms, has been a central part of my life since the 1970’s. Practicing, studying, and exploring Yoga has become deeply integrated into my daily life.

Community Member


As a devoted practitioner, I stay connected to community through, classes and workshops on asana, therapeutic yoga, philosophy and meditation.

I have found that being part of the local and International Iyengar community a challenging and fulfilling part of my life, as I am strong proponent of life long learning.

One of my deep concerns is for mental health and in the local community I volunteer at Citizen’s Counselling Centre as a volunteer Counsellor.

Passionate Yoga Teacher


Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate II level

Certificate of Mindfulness Program from Royal Roads University

Living School Course from the Center of Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico


As a teacher, you can count on me to encourage and challenge you, as I do myself, to have a balance between ‘tapas’ (intense, burning effort) and ‘santosa’ (contentment) both on the mat and in our lives.



Why are we doing yoga?

“No motivation, no aims, only an agreeable appointment for the body to look forward to. We do it for the fun of it.”



Vanda Scaravelli