Peggy Kelley

Peggy is the founder of the Austin Yoga Institute, now Austin Iyengar Yoga, a non-profit educational organization. She began her study of Yoga in the late 60’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts, having since studied with Senior Yoga teachers in Europe, Canada, and the US. In India, Peggy has studied with B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar, and other Yoga masters.

She began teaching yoga in British Columbia over 30 years ago and has taught in Mexico, Europe, and the southwest United States. She was a founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the US and served on its board from 1990-1994.

She is certified to teach and to recommend teachers for certification. In addition to her yoga training, Peggy has studied insight Meditation with Rodney Smith and Ayurveda with Bri. Maya Tiwari, David Frawley and The American Institute of Ayurveda, where she received her certificate in 2003. She practiced law in Austin, Texas, from 1985 through 2005, when she put poverty law behind her (main practice was representing indigent criminal defendants and women referred through the Women's Advocacy Project) to focus on practicing and teaching yoga full time. She retains her law license to help with end of life and estate planning.