Monica has made annual trips to India since the early 90s to study with the Iyengar family attending both General classes as well as Intensive courses.

In 2008 Monica  was invited to teach Asana and Pranayama classes at the International Iyengar Yoga Convention in Santa Clara, USA and in the last few years she has spent extended time in Northern Europe running Teacher Training courses as well as teaching  workshops in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland and France. Monica is an Assessor and Moderator for Introductory and Junior Intermediate Assessments both in NZ and Scandinavia. She has been an active member of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of NZ since it began in 1993 and i Sweden since 2008. She now has her focus on Teacher development both in NZ and northern Europe.

’Yoga has always been in my life and will continue to be in my life till the end.’

All permanent teachers at the Iyengar Yoga centre of Auckland are Certified

or undergoing training towards certification.

Fran Campbell    

My first introduction to yoga was at the age of 15. I saw a small booklet about it at the local 5 & dime store. I practised off and on until 1992 when I discovered Iyengar Yoga. This has become my passion.

I am a certified Junior Intermediate Level III teacher. I enjoy teaching and sharing the knowledge of yoga. My  special interest lies in learning more  and using that knowledge of Therapy Yoga because many of my students require special attention relating to different physical shortcomings. Yoga is a way of life for me and will be with me always.

    I have had a regular yoga practice since 1995 and strive for the depth - physical, emotional and spiritual - that the Iyengar method can bring to a practice. I came to yoga later in life and its discovery has given me a renewed sense of direction and purpose.

I am a certified Junior Intermediate Level III teacher.

The study of the Iyengar method of teaching continues to enthrall me and I love the opportunity to share it with fellow students of yoga. Mr Iyengar expresses it better than I can in his book ’‘Yoga-the Path to Holistic Health’’.

’The practise of yoga requires discipline and intense concentration, but the fruits of the journey are truth and tranquillity.’

The use of this mark by Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers demonstrates the teacher’s authenticity and commitment to the Iyengar system of yoga.

Principal and Director at the Iyengar Yoga Centre, Auckland             

Monica Haar,  Advanced Junior 2 Certificate.



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Monica was born in Sweden, and when she was still a child , she was introduced to Yoga by her Russian grandmother.

In the early 80s she started following the teaching of Mr BKS Iyengar, "Guru-Ji", and has been teaching according to his method since 1988. She became a  Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher 1993 and she is now the highest certified Iyengar Yoga teacher in NZ.

I first experienced Iyengar yoga in the late 1990s when I was backpacking around Central America with a friend who was a teacher of Iyengar yoga. Inspired by my friend and after returning from the holiday  I started to attend classes while living in London.  Iyengar Yoga gives me the subtle benefits of increased focus, concentration and awareness as well as the more obvious physical benefits of increased fitness, flexibility and strength. I am a certified Junior Intermediate Level 1 teacher who regularly attend workshops with senior teachers in New Zealand and internationally. 

Sandra McLellan

Vicki Randall

Yoga is a journey of self discovery and exploration. My own journey began in 2006 after the birth of my third child. I soon developed a passion for this method of Yoga, and working around the commitment of family life I have found joy in regular practice. In 2011 I commenced Iyengar Yoga teacher training with Susie Lever and Monica Haar at the Iyengar Yoga Centre. I am now a fully Certified Introductory Iyengar Yoga Teacher.

I began a regular yoga practice in 1995. I have a busy job which involves a lot of writing on a computer, so Yoga helps restore my flexibility, physical fitness and peace. In 1999 I gained qualifications in anatomy, physiology and remedial massage.  In 2011 I started to train to become a Yoga Teacher with Susie Lever at the Iyengar Yoga Centre. I completed the  training in 2013, and I am now a Certified Introductory Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Yoga is for everyone, no matter what their occupation or level of fitness. Yoga brings both balance and tranquillity to life.

Marshar Kaye

Pat Macdonald

I have studied globally with Senior Iyengar teachers, including studies with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar at the RMIYI in Pune, India on four occasions.

As well as teaching Iyengar Yoga I am currently working as a Registered Nurse and I study Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy.  

My yoga practice has offered me strength, agility and resilience on all levels, physical, mental and emotional.  

Through practicing and teaching yoga I am drawn into the present moment, into my body and into a place of acceptance and gratitude, inspired by life.

In 2003 I became a Certified Introductory Iyengar Yoga teacher.

I now hold a Junior Intermediate level 1 Cert.

Lee McGarva