Tricia has been practicing yoga since the mid-nineties, began her practice of Iyengar Yoga in 2002 and became a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (CIYT) in 2010 in the UK. After establishing her home in the USA, she has continued the vigorous process of of training and assessment, achieving Intermediate Junior in 2014, and has recently passed the her next level of certification in August 2016.
She has also been fortunate to have attained certification by International Association of Yoga Therapists, IAYT a well respected & world reknown organization in the field of yoga therapeutics.
Tricia is the director and owner of the new, fully equipped Iyengar Yoga Studio - "Iyengar Yoga St. Petersburg" in Florida. Tricia has studied at the Institute in Pune, under Geetaji and Prashantji Iyengar and also in Bangalore where renown Iyengar yoga teacher and dutiful student of the Iyengars, Arun Bhat has his yoga school.
She recently participated as an instructor and co-author of a pilot study of Iyengar yoga for Aromatase Inhibitor-associated Joint Pain in Women recovering from breast cancer, conducted at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.
"I believe myself to very fortunate to be able to share my love and abiding fascination with Iyengar Yoga with so many students that are willing to share their yoga journey with me as their teacher, and we are exploring this beautiful art & science that Guruji has gifted us, together."
Until July 2017, Peentz served as Director of the Iyengar Yoga Program at Down Under Yoga studio in Boston, MA and directed the Heart of Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program at DUY and the Yoga Philosophy Discussion Group. Peentz continues to serve as an assessor for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) Teacher Certification Program and studies regularly at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in India.
Peentz’s greatest joy is teaching and helping students to awaken to their full, brilliant potential through this amazing gift of yoga. She is renowned for her sequencing and her ability to personally connect with each student, adapt to their needs, and assist them in reaching their personal goals and full potential. And of course, her deep love of poetry and imagery infuses each class!
Peentz became a Certified Iyengar Teacher in 1984 and was Co-Director of the first Iyengar Yoga Center in New York City and later a founding faculty member of the current Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. Upon moving from New York to Boston in 1994, Peentz began an extraordinary journey studying with Patricia Walden, as well as assisting her in workshops and teaching in the BKS Iyengar Teacher Training Program from 1994-2011.
Peentz is delighted to be a new resident of St. Petersburg, FL and is looking forward to engaging with the Iyengar community here.
* CIYT - Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
** C-IAYT - Certified International Association of Yoga Therapists