Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) Introductory 2 (2016), Owner of the YSLR, IYASCUS President
Martha Richardson came to yoga after a 15 year career as a professional ballet dancer. In 2010, she decided to join a friend for class at the Yoga Studio of Little Rock. The alignment based teaching and approach of the Iyengar method had so many similarities to her ballet background, it was a perfect fit. Martha began attending classes regularly and studying with certified Iyengar Yoga teachers.
Eventually taking over the studio from the retiring owner, Martha worked toward becoming a CIYT in 2016. Her teaching style is lighthearted and fun, encouraging her students to grow in their practice and love of Iyengar Yoga. She enjoys working with all levels of students and her attention to detail ensures that a safe and sustainable yoga practice is available to everyone.
Attending both the 2016 and 2019 IYNAUS conventions, Martha had the privilege of studying with Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar, the Grandaughter of BKS Iyengar.
Martha studies regularly with Senior level Iyengar teacher Randy Just of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas. She teaches all levels of yoga and private sessions at The Yoga Studio of Little Rock both in person and online via Zoom and is the acting president of IYASCUS, the South Central regional organization of IYNAUS.
"Iyengar Yoga is the perfect method to bring balance to the body and mind. I like to say that Iyengar yoga is like cross training for all the other things you do. Personally, my practice directly affects my love of cycling, keeping me feeling comfortable and injury free on my bike!"