As a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1983, Aileen has studied with the Iyengar family in India, and senior Iyengar teachers around the world, to whom she is grateful. Having lived and taught classes and workshops around the world, Aileen made Las Vegas her home since 1992, opening the only Iyengar Yoga Center in Nevada with the permission and blessings of Guruji.
Mother of three children, while she was pregnant Aileen studied with the Iyengars in India, using this knowledge and training to develop the prenatal/postnatal program for the prestigious B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute in Los Angeles. Due to suffering from upper respiratory health issues as a teen, Aileen became interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga from the time of her first class at the age of 18 with Michael Gefen, a student of Swami Venkateshananda, while studying at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Aileen discovered and fell in love with Iyengar Yoga in 1976 in London, England where she received her first certification. It was here that she was introduced by her teachers, Joy Hicks and Dorothy Robinson, to Kofi Busia, who became a major influence on her practice and teaching and whom she introduced to the students of Las Vegas. While living in Los Angeles, she often traveled to San Diego to study with Mary Dunn who was also a great influence and mentor.
As Aileen’s passion is helping those with health issues and injuries, she feels blessed to have assisted in the Medical classes at the RIMYI, and for the opportunity to be a Yoga Therapist, certificated through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Now, once again living in Israel, Aileen mostly teaches her students from Las Vegas and other parts of the US and Israel on line; and small groups and individuals in her new home in the North of Israel.