Mahyar Raz is the founder, director, and senior instructor of Setu Yoga Studio in Toronto and Tehran Iyengar Yoga Institute in Iran. Having studied directly with the late yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar, and his family since 1980, Mahyar holds the highest teaching certification in Canada and is the only Canadian awarded the Advanced Certificate J2. In addition, she has completed the Modern Techniques in Medical Yoga course at Gupta Yoga Hospital in Lonavla, India.
Over the past 30 years, Mahyar has developed an effective yoga teaching style that is informative, challenging, entertaining, profound, and accessible to all. Her approach is a unique blend of detailed anatomical knowledge combined with symbolic and spiritual sensitivity informed by her long-time study of Sufism.
Her whimsical yet profound style has resulted in teaching invitations across Canada, the United States and overseas. To step into class with Mahyar is to begin a journey towards health and wellbeing at all levels of our selves. Benefits can be felt within one class and continue to grow the more one journeys on the path with her.