Senior Intermediate I
Lara Brunn has studied yoga since 1986 and taught Iyengar Yoga since 1994. She studied in India once with the Iyengars. Her primary teacher was Mary Dunn.
Lara first encountered Light on Yoga at the age of 12. She was enthralled, and began practicing yoga within the year. At university she practiced with a Shingon Buddhist group, combining Chinese Yoga, seated meditation, and martial arts. When her teacher went away, Lara filled in. From that first class she knew she wanted to teach yoga. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from the University of East Anglia, in England, Lara moved to Brooklyn, where she founded the HipJoint Yoga Studio.
Lara worked in Brooklyn as an organizer with the Council on the Environment of New York City, where she helped hundreds of high school and intermediate school students to organize and participate in environmental improvement projects in their neighborhoods, schools, and homes. Through yoga, she believes, transformation is more tangible and personal. “As dedicated practitioners of yoga we are empowered on a very visceral level to make positive and lasting changes in all aspects of our lives.”
Lara also has room in her life to perform as a flamenco guitarist with the Brunn Project, a flamenco sextet.
Lara has an energetic presence and beautiful demonstrations, and she teaches classes that are dynamic and challenging. She serves on the Institute’s Executive Council.