Ros Bell has been studying and practising yoga since the 1970s, when she was a psychology student at Oxford University. There, she was fortunate in finding her teacher, Kofi Busia; one class was enough to show Ros that this was the yoga for her. In 1977, she went to RIMYI in Pune, for classes with BKS Iyengar, after which she received his personal encouragement to teach.
Since then, Ros has delighted in developing her own practice, and teaching yoga, initially in Oxford, then in London, where she lives now. She has made return trips to Pune to study with the Iyengar family and other senior teachers there, as well as taking classes with several inspiring teachers closer to home. Learning never stops!
Ros holds a Senior Intermediate level 3 teaching certificate, and has written an introductory book on Iyengar yoga (Simple Yoga Techniques). She has been assessing, training and mentoring teachers since 1994, and has served in several committees of the UK's national Iyengar Yoga association. Ros has taught yoga on national television and on workshops around the world, but still loves teaching students of all ages and experience in her local community. During the pandemic, she took comfortably to teaching online, and likes how it has helped students to connect their yoga practice with their own home environment.
As well as yoga, Ros teaches management and business studies, and makes things (mostly with textiles). She sings lots, and loves doing outdoorsy activities, like walking up a mountain or swimming in a lake.