About Us

Iyengar Yoga Ku-ring-gai was one of the first yoga schools on the North Shore. It was established by Ruth Willetts, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with many years of teaching and practical experience. Beginning with only one class a week in 1982, the number of classes has grown over the years but the school  remains relatively small and provides a friendly and nurturing environment.


Iyengar Yoga teachers are professionals, rigorously trained and assessed in accordance with Iyengar Yoga international standards. Training takes several years and once qualified, teachers must undertake ongoing education to remain accredited.

Ruth Willetts, Principal Teacher,  cert-logo-black-final Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Ruth was certified to teach Iyengar Yoga in 1982. She has studied with Mr Iyengar and his family in India and elsewhere on numerous occasions, first in 1987 and most recently in December 2018. She has been teaching in the Lindfield/Roseville area since 1982.

Contributing to the promotion of Iyengar Yoga in Australia, Ruth was President of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia (www.iyengaryoga.asn.au)  for five years.  She also trains and assesses Iyengar Yoga teachers.

Regardless of age, physical limitations or flexibility, she encourages each individual to work to his or her personal capacity, correcting students verbally or physically when necessary.  Ruth believes that it is never too early or too late to begin yoga. Yoga is for all and yoga is for life.

Penny Morse, Teacher

Penny has been practising Iyengar Yoga for 25 years, the past 15 with IYSK. During this time, she has consistently attended classes, studied and trained with several senior Iyengar teachers, and taught for 18 years. Penny has visited Pune, India twice to attend Geeta S. Iyengar’s intensive courses and most recently in December 2018 to attend the Centenary Celebrations.

Ruth and Penny in India.                 penny-ruth-india

 Sonali Saha, Teacher in Training

Sonali started practising Iyengar Yoga 6 years ago under the guidance of Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers at Yoganjali, Pune. After moving to Sydney in 2017,  she continued her practice at the Iyengar Yoga School Ku-ring-gai and in 2019 started the Teacher’s Mentorship Programme with Ruth. To further her study in Iyengar Yoga, she has also attended workshops conducted by Abhijata Iyengar and Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, Gulnaaz Dashti and Lynn Holt. As part of Teacher’s Mentorship Programme, she assists Ruth in her classes.