Hampshire Yoga Instructors


Jim Gleason Jim Gleason

Hampshire Yoga's founder and director Jim Gleason comes to yoga from public health. He has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and teaching for over 25 years. He is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and works with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family in Pune, India and when they visit the USA. He also studies with Mr. Iyengar's senior teacher in the US, Ramanand Patel.

Martha Ryan Martha Ryan

Hampshire Yoga Instructor Martha Ryan has been practicing yoga with Hampshire Yoga since 1994, and is studying to become a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She is currently working in the medical field as a Registered Nurse.

Larry Baird Larry Baird

Hampshire Yoga Instructor Larry Baird has been studying yoga with Hampshire Yoga's director since 2005 and began practicing in 1972. He has been an instructor at Hampshire Yoga since 2010. He has a degree in Accounting and is currently employed by the City of Holyoke. He also teaches Hand Drumming in Northampton with his wife.

For further description of the Iyengar approach, visit Iyengar Yoga Resources.