Pascal Poell (’66)
is the founder of the Iyengar Yoga Centrum Oosterhout and Breda, directs and manages, along with his wife, Irma Menssink, among other things, the daily business. He practices Iyengar yoga since 1984 and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 1990. He has Level 3 of Iyengar yoga, and is in training for Level 4. He is holder of the Iyengar Yoga registered Trade Mark. In 1994 he got the Foundation course of the Dutch College of natural medicine (NCN) certificate. Also he is member of the Iyengar Yoga Association Netherlands (IYVN), and has/had a seat on the Board and various committees within this Association. And he’s already 25 years Member of the Association Yoga teachers Netherlands (VYN).
Since 1991 he has visited Pune in India more than 18 times to get classes at the RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute). He is almost every year at the RIMYI to deepen his further understanding of Yoga. He has had many classes by B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta s. Iyengar, Prashant s. Iyengar and Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar from 1987 onwards. And further he follows workshops of international Iyengar yoga teachers regularly. Also see interview (in Dutch).
Irma Menssink (’62)
manages, together with her husband Pascal Poell, the Iyengar Yoga Centrum Oosterhout and Breda. She is a qualified naturopath (1988, NCN). From 1998 she teaches different yoga group classes and has given the pregnancy yoga class for many years. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 2006, and has Level 3 and is likewise registered holder of the Trade Mark and is also a member of the Iyengar Yoga Iyengar Yoga Association Netherlands (IYVN). She has visited and followed classes at the RIMYI in India in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. And she follows workshops of international Iyengar yoga teachers regularly. Furthermore, does she give guidance in meditation and offers spiritual guidance supported with Bach-blossom-remedies and aura soma (colour therapy).