Doerthe Braun is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher ( Intermediate Senior 1/level 3). Her practice, and her teaching, are strongly influenced by decades of study with teachers around the world, including the Iyengars in Pune and senior teachers in Europe and North America. She has studied with her mentor, John Schumacher, since 1999 and has been teaching at Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, Maryland, since 2009.
I was never an athletic person, and began doing yoga after I retired when I was 75. The best thing that happened was that a friend suggested Iyengar classes. My great fortune I was able to be in Doerthe Braun’s level 1 class for a number of years and then also a year of her classes of Pranayama . Through Doerthe’s enthusiastic teaching over the next 4-5 years, my posture and mobility improved and I was actually able to advance to the level 1-2 class and amazingly I am even able to do the shoulder stand (sarvangasana). We are very lucky that Doerthe will be able to teach us even from Switzerland, now that she will return home.