Alan Goode is the Director of Yoga Mandir. He holds an Intermediate Senior Certificate (Level III) issued directly by BKS Iyengar. Alan has studied regularly at the RIMY Institute in Pune India with the Iyengar family over the past 30 years. His most recent visit was in December 2013.
Alan started practising yoga in 1975 in Sydney and commenced teaching in 1982. He apprenticed under Peter Thomson from 1982-1987 and sat the first teacher assessments in Australia. He previously established schools in the Blue Mountains and Newtown in Sydney and opened Yoga Mandir in Canberra in January 2005.
Alan has extensive experience in teaching Iyengar yoga to all levels of student, from beginners through to experienced, and remedial classes for those with injuries and medical conditions. Alan trains teachers, conducts workshops, and runs professional support and development programs for teachers, including training teachers to become teacher trainers.
Alan is passionately involved with the practice of yoga and its application to daily life. Through his writing he unravels the themes of the yoga sutras and demonstrates their link to our daily practice. Alan has developed an extensive resource library and engages in ongoing research work to support teacher development.
Alan contributes significantly to the teacher assessment and strategic planning activities of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia.