Anna Dahinden grew up in Zug, and she has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 2014. Through the daily practise of Iyengar Yoga she has discovered a passion for which she has been longing since her childhood. From 2017 to 2021, Anna has been doing her Iyengar Yoga teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute Berlin. When she is not doing yoga, Anna is doing research for her master’s thesis about religions and cultures at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and she is working as a dance performer.
Ivan Herger has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1996. Between 1998 and 2001 he has successfully passed the three-year Iyengar Yoga teacher training at BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Amsterdam, taught by Clé Souren, Nanda Peek, Charles Hond and Annemieke Post. Ivan has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2001, and has set up Iyengar Yoga Zug in 2009. Originally, he studied theoretical physics (in Basel/Switzerland, St. Petersburg/Russia, PhD in Utrecht/Netherlands), and he has worked in the financial industry for many years. From 2015 to 2019, Ivan has concentrated fully on practising and teaching yoga. Nowadays, Ivan is working in a finance start-up and he teaches yoga part-time. Between 2014 and 2020, Ivan has been president of the board of the Swiss Iyengar Yoga Association.
Marcela Arias has been practising yoga since 2007. Born in Colombia, Marcela started doing yoga in Mexico, and has then completed a 2-year hatha yoga teacher training at the Academia Chilean de Yoga in Santiago de Chile. Marcela has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 2014, and in summer 2019 she has completed her Iyengar Yoga teacher training with Wilfrid Schichl in Bern. Marcela’s original profession is fashion and graphic designer.
Tamara Verdugo started practising Iyengar Yoga in 2007 with Rishi Joseph and Claudia Diaz Boitano at the Mukti-Yoga-School in Santiago de Chile. Even after just a few classes she experienced how yoga helps to listen to the body and observe the mind. Gradually, she entered into the discipline which became an important part of her life. From 2012-2013 Tamara did the pre-teacher training course with José Maria Vigar (Malaga) and she participated in workshops and seminars in Chile and Argentina with Sri Faeq Biria, H.S. Arun and Gabriella Giubilaro. From 2016 to 2019 she participated in the three-year teacher training course with Kerstin Khattab in Pfäffikon SZ, and she obtained her teaching certificate in summer 2019. Tamara is regularly attending workshops and seminars to deepen her knowledge and her practise. Tamara grew up in Guatemala and Chile, and she studied costume design and alternative therapies (reflexology / massage). She has been living in Switzerland since 2014.
Victoria was born in Argentina and she has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years of her life. In 2015 she completed a Teacher training at Mahashakti School. She has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 2014 and at the same time she has been participating in workshops with Abhijata Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar, Christian Pisano, Lois Steinberg, Patricia Walden, Faeq Biria, Eyal Shifroni, Sri HS Arun, Aarti Mehta among others. In 2014 she practiced with Rachele Di Fino (Barcelona), then she continued her practice for 4 years at the CIIB (Iyengar Yoga Center of Barcelona) with Jordi Martí and in 2020 Victoria discovered a different point of view with Silvia Diaz Chica and with Barbie Abeles. Victoria works in English, Spanish and French and for the last 10 years she has been helping others as a psychologist and art-therapist too.