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Wendy Newton

ISHTA Yoga / Wendy Newton

Wendy Newton

Yogiraj · Senior Trainer · Specialty Trainer

After studying yoga informally since age 16, Wendy was introduced to Alan Finger and ISHTA Yoga in 2001 and completed the Be Yoga ISHTA teacher training in 2004. She teaches classes and teacher training. She is also certified in Polarity Therapy, a form of energetic body-work grounded in principles of yoga and ayurveda. Wendy creates a spacious and nurturing environment in her asana classes, which are strength-building while encouraging a spirit of non-competition and introspection in which the student can begin to understand the effect of the asana on the energetic system. She strives to make both the physical and meditative yogic practices accessible to all her students, including those new to yoga and those with physical or other challenges. Wendy lives in New York with her husband, fellow ISHTA teacher Peter Ferko.

Yogiraj & Primary Trainer
Specialty: Yoga Sutras