IYCFC Teachers

Photo of Carole MerrimanCarole Merriman

Carole began taking Iyengar Yoga classes from Alexandra Carilli in 2010 and continues learning from Cathy Wright here in Ft. Collins. In addition to the studio Carole teaches at Aims Community College.







Photo of Josine MichaelsJosine Michaels

Josine has been studying yoga since 1998 and received her 200-hour certification in 1999.

She began studying with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at The Yoga Workshop and completed teacher training in 2001. She studied under Aadil Palkhivala in the Iyengar tradition from 2002-2006, completing 3 Beginning TT.

She went on to open her own small studio in 2001 in downtown Longmont called The Yoga Now Studio, where she taught 7 classes a week for nine years.

Josine’s return to Iyengar is under the guidance of Cathy Wright. She teaches with humor and care  using breath and alignment principles to guide the student in their practice.



Photo of Paige NoonPaige Noon

Yoga! It opens my eyes and my heart. For more than 20 years I have practiced the teachings of BKS Iyengar. At first right here in Fort Collins with Cathy Wright who is still my teacher. Five years later my yoga journey took me to India. It was my experience there, being taught by life time students of BKS Iyengar, that woke me up to the vastness of yoga. After all these years I remain fascinated by the practice. Not only is it endlessly interesting but it has changed my life. One of its stated purposes is to bring equanimity to the practitioner and I feel this has been true for me. I have a burning desire to share this practice with anyone who is curious or wants to learn. It is with great joy that I teach. I wholeheartedly invite you in.




Cathy Wright

Cathy is the founder of Iyengar Center of Fort Collins. She has been a student of Iyengar yoga for over twenty years and teaching for the last 15 years. In addition to her periodic trips to India, she has studied with numerous senior level Iyengar teachers here in the States, such as: Nancy Stechert, Leslie Bradley and Manouso Manos. She has been to Pune, India, three times now studying with the Iyengar family at their institute. Her last trip to India was to the Northern region of Old Rajpur, to study with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani, Februrary 2011. Cathy is certified in the Iyengar method at the Junior Intermediate II level.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]