Maiga Palkaunieks has practiced Iyengar yoga since 1998 and taught since 2004. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor having graduated from the Advanced Studies Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, and is Yoga Alliance registered.
For Maiga, yoga is a joyful practice. She considers it one of the most interesting and fun things she has ever done. Maiga takes to heart Mr. Iyengar’s statement: ‘The body is my temple, and the asanas are my prayers.’ As each person’s body is different, so is each student’s asana class experience. Maiga strives be aware of her students’ individual capacities (both strengths and limitations) and to use this awareness to create a safe yet challenging environment for them to explore and grow their yoga practice.
Maiga has a degree in economics and worked as a stock analyst in her previous life.