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The teachers at the Downward Dog Yoga Centres have the unique ability to blend individual skills with a shared vision. Rooted in the Ashtanga tradition, we continually adapt to the needs of our students. Our aim is to provide detailed all-level instruction of the practice of yoga in a safe, encouraging atmosphere.

View a list of our head teachers below, or click HERE for all our teachers! 

Ron Reid
Ron Reid has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching since 1988. In 1996 after practicing Ashtanga yoga for two years he traveled to India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ron seeks to make the practice of yoga interesting and enjoyable and sees it as being integral to a state of well-being, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way. He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice.
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Marla Meenakshi Joy

Meenakshi (Marla Joy) first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas.  She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas.


David Bruni
David Bruni has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. An avid cyclist, initially David practiced Hatha but the natural athlete in him gravitated towards Ashtanga which he now has been studying for over 10 years. David received his teacher certification from Downward Dog yoga studio under the guidance of Ron Reid and Diane Bruni.



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