Meet the family…

Each month IYTA profile members who embody the yogic lifestyle and live the IYTA culture.   The IYTA family extends to all parts of the world, this month we introduce Matthias von Dach, the IYTA representative in Switzerland.

Matthias von Dach

Matthias von Dach

Favorite musician  John Cougar Mellencamp
Book that changed your life  Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
Dylan or Hendrix?  Neither
Favorite hour of the day Sunrise
Guilty pleasure Meditation
What makes you laugh? Intelligent humour
Most inpsired by Yogananda
First yoga class 1998, Hatha
Grace Kelly or Gene Kelly? Neither
Beauty is… in the eye of the beholder
Success is… using every chance life offers for spiritual progress
Lennon or McCartney?  Lennon
Why IYTA? Reliable institution
How has yoga impacted your life? It has made all the difference.
Contact triskel@datacomm.ch

Month of July:  Maggi Nimmo – IYTA Committee member and IYTA Facebook Editor

Maggi Nimmo

Maggi Nimmo

Favorite musician  Gomez
Book that changed your life  The Favorite Game by Leonard Cohen
Dylan or Hendrix?  Hendrix
Favorite hour of the day 7am
Guilty pleasure Renovation shows on TV
What makes you laugh? Stupid questions
Most inpsired by Great Art
First yoga class Was with Vee Jay in Melbourne – he introduced me to Nada Yoga
Grace Kelly or Gene Kelly? Gene Kelly
Beauty is… nice to have
Success is… ephemeral
Lennon or McCartney?  Lennon
Why IYTA? Sound Yoga training
How has yoga impacted your life? It impacts every second of my existence

Contact maggi@galaxyhealing.com.au or www.galaxyhealing.com.au

Month of June:  Anne Gacquerelle – our IYTA Representative in Darwin:

Anne Gacquerelle

Anne Gacquerelle

Favorite musician  Deva Premal                                      
Book that changed your life  Le Hasard n’existe pas by Karl Otto Schmidt
Dylan or Hendrix?  Neither
Favorite hour of the day  Sunrise
Guilty pleasure  Dark chocolate
What makes you laugh?  Steve Martin
Most inspired by Krishnamacharya
First yoga class  Washington D.C., USA in 1996
Grace Kelly or Gene Kelly? Grace Kelly
Beauty is… everywhere around us and within us
Success is… to live fully, happy with equanimity
Lennon or McCartney?  McCartney
Why IYTA?   Lynda Glen and Cheree Price (my IYTA teachers)  
How has yoga impacted your life?   I have studied different paths for self-development most of my life to find happiness. Yoga brought the pieces of the puzzle together, it gives me the tools to live a fuller and happier life and I am indeed happier than ever before. I feel so grateful for that.

Contact yogawithanne@icloud.com

Month of May:  Kat May – our IYTA Representative in Italy:

Kat and family

Kat and the family on the farm

Kat graduated as a correspondence student in 2011. She now lives in Sardinia, Italy with her partner and dog.  They have a 10ha plot and are establishing a Permaculture farm, growing organic fruit and vegetables, as well as teaching Permaculture.   Next year, Kat’s goal is to teach yoga classes at the farm.  For her yoga and permaculture go hand in hand.

Favorite musician Lots! Depends on my mood.
Book that changed your life The Prophet by Kahil Gibran.
Dylan or Hendrix? Dylan.
Favorite hour of the day Sunset in Summer.
Guilty pleasure Listening to the Archers (BBC Radio 4) set in South West England, where I’m from.
What makes you laugh? Watching my dog try to catch grasshoppers, she is never quite fast enough.
Most inspired by The power and beauty of nature.
First yoga class University in Manchester 1999.
Grace Kelly or Gene Kelly? Gene Kelly.  There is nothing like a sing-along to Singin In The Rain.
Beauty is… all around us.
Success is… being at one with ourselves.
Lennon or McCartney? Lennon.
Why IYTA? I could do the course via correspondence and to learn more about myself and the power of yoga and to be able to pass that knowledge on.
How has yoga impacted your life? Yoga has changed my life for the better in more ways than I can count!

Contact katherinermay@gmail.com