Our teachers

All our teachers are fully-qualified, experienced Iyengar yoga practitioners who hold the Iyengar yoga Certification Mark. The Certification Mark indicates that the teacher has been trained to rigorously high standards and satisfies all on-going professional development requirements.

All current MDIIY teachers are listed below in alphabetical order.

Name: Margaret Walker

Certification Level: Introductory

Name: Deborah Wilkinson

Certification Level: Intermediate Junior 3

Debbie attended a yoga class at the YMCA in Manchester in the ’90s and fortunately for her, David Reddicen took the class that night and she absolutely loved it! Her enthusiasm must have shone through as David told her about MDIY. Debbie began regularly attending the centre for classes and was then recommended for the Teacher training course by Marjorie Saville. Qualifying in 2002 and continuing with her Yoga studies, Debbie now holds a IJ3 certificate and has been attending senior workshops at MDIY, with Julie Brown and Debra Bartholomew. Debbie lives and teaches yoga in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

Name: Nicky Wright

Certification Level: Intermediate Junior 3

Nicky is an enthusiastic, long time practitioner of Iyengar yoga, qualifying to teach in 2005. She has continued her studies with her teacher Alan Brown and other senior teachers and currently holds Junior Intermediate Level 3 certification.

As an Interior architecture & design graduate she has a passion for teaching in a visual and creative way, her firm foundation of practice, clarity of instruction, humour and grounded nature makes her a popular teacher at MDIY in Manchester and in and around Lancashire where she is based.

Nicky has been fortunate enough to visit the RIMYI Institute in Pune, India three times, most recently in January 2018.

She regularly travels to workshops and events in the UK and Europe to further develop her practice and teaching.

Name: Alison Wright

Certification Level: Introductory

Alison first experienced Iyengar yoga in 2011, when she stumbled upon a class led by a senior MDIY teacher. At the end of the session, she rolled up her mat knowing she had found her pathway in life.
After 6 years rigorous training, she is now herself qualified to teach.
She has recently gone part time in her job as a Design lecturer to devote more time to sharing the wonderful teachings of BKS Iyengar.
Alison enjoys furthering her learning by regularly attending workshops run by internationally renowned senior teachers.