I am Barbie Abeles, I’m a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.
I’ve practiced Yoga for 20 years.
Almost 10 years ago I started traveling to India every year. I spent many months studying with my teachers there, and the Iyengar Family in Pune, India. Since that wasn’t enough for me, in 2019 the Iyengar family took me under their tutelage and I moved to Pune for a year, to study directly under them and the rest of the RIMYI Institute teachers in Pune, India.
I am immensely grateful to the Iyengar family for this opportunity and their tremendous generosity.
It was an intense experience. It was a year’s retreat to be immersed in this subject that I love deeply.
I would spend the entire day inside the Institute: from 5 am until 8 pm in the evening, 6 days a week. Being there I was able to dedicate many hours a day to deepen my self-practice and my studies, as well as assisting the Institute teachers. Also, for some years I have been a part of the team of teachers who assist and teach in the therapy classes at the Institute in Pune.
For over 6 years now I have also been doing simultaneous translations for the foreign teachers who come to teach in Argentina as well as in Pune. I have translated for the entire Iyengar family: Geeta Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar, Sunita Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar; as well as for the RIMYI Institute teachers: Raya Uma Datta and Dr. Nidmarti Rajlaxmi Sudhirkumar. I’ve also translated for other Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers from India as well as other countries: H.S. Arun, Lois Steinberg, Sricharan Faeq Biria, Corine Biria, Gabriella Giubilaro, Carrie Owerko and Paul Cabanis.
Now I am back in Buenos Aires, teaching my online classes, eager to share with you everything I have learned!