The Long Wittenham Yoga Centre is run by husband and wife team Adam and Evelyn Crosskey.
The centre is an affiliated centre of the national Iyengar Yoga organisation of the UK.
After seeing photographs of the centre in early August 2014, BKS Iyengar noted that it looked,
"a calm and peaceful place".
Evelyn has studied Iyengar yoga for many years. She became a qualified Iyengar teacher in 2007 and
has progressed through the organisation's teaching certificate levels to Intermediate Level 3.
She continues to study with Senior Iyengar teachers Sheila Haswell (picture far right below) and Judith Jones and Advanced teacher Jayne Orton. She regularly attends workshops from other experienced Iyengar yoga teachers from around the world. Over the years she has had the opportunity to be taught by Iyengar teachers from the Institute in Pune : Abijata Sridha Iyengar, Jawahar Bangera, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh (picture below) ,Birjoo Mehta, Dr Rejlaxmi, Devki Desai and Gulnaaz Dashti; and international teachers : Bobby Clennel (picture below), Joan White, Laurie Blakeney and Lois Steinburg.
She has also studied the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in greater depth on various courses with Dr Gitte Bechsgaard (above), Director of the Vidya Institute, Toronto, Canada. Evelyn is currently undertaking a course in Therapeutic Yoga, studying with Stephanie Quirk from The Pune Institute in India which will run until 2022.
Evelyn has been taught by BKS Iyengar's grand daughter, Abijata Iyengar in Amsterdam in 2018 and at the IY Convention in Harrogate in 2014. In June 2015 Evelyn was part of the Iyengar Yoga association's first public demonstration, celebrating the United Nations' International Yoga Day (pictures below).
She has run many popular classes in Abingdon, Culham, Radley and at the Sarva Iyengar Institute and the Yoga Shala in High Wycombe.
Students travel from as far as Cheltenham and Stokenchurch to receive the benefit of her teaching but the majority are local to the area around Long Wittenham, coming from Didcot, Wallingford, Blewbury, Dorchester, Clifton Hampden, Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe
"Yoga is like music.
The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and
the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life."