Ray Long, MD
Dr. Long began his study of human anatomy and science at a young age under the guidance of his father, David Michael Long Jr., MD, PhD, a cardiovascular surgeon and research scientist. He went onto graduate from The University of Michigan Medical School and became an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Long was introduced to the alternative healing arts by author and mystic Robert A. Johnson, who taught him about shamanism, dream work, and ceremony. He began practicing yoga while a medical student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and after graduation travelled to India to study with BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta, and son Prashant. During his time at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Ray spent many hours observing and documenting BKS Iyengar's personal practice. These observations formed the foundation for much of his later work on combining Western science and yoga. Dr. Long is the author of the bestselling series for yoga teachers, The Key Muscles of Yoga and The Key Poses of Yoga and makes an annual visit to the IIYS in Kansas City.
Bryan is a certified Iyengar teacher, Intermediate III. He is the co-owner and developer of the Great Yoga Wall. His primary teacher in the Iyengar tradition was Aadil Palkhivala and now studies with his brother, Jehingar Palkhivala. Bryan offers Iyengar teacher trainings all over the world. For more about Bryan, click here.
Kate "cookie" Dunn
Kate is a certified Yamuna practitioner, Body Worker extraordinaire, and one of the first certified in AntiGravity Yoga many years ago (we are blessed that she is doing her own thing now). The work she does from the silks takes traction to a whole different level and is a compliment to the Great Yoga Wall Trainings. She owns Flow Therapeutics, on Grand Cayman and contributes to the IIYS Curriculum by offering alternative healing therapies. You can contact Cookie directly here!
Past Visiting Faculty (in photo gallery below in order of appearence)
Bobbi Goldin, Aadil Palkhivala, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffmann, Mukunda Stiles, Doug Williams, Doug Keller, David Williams, Liz Lark, Seane Corn, Ricky Tran, Ray Long, Shiva Rea, Judith Lasater, Tiffany Cruikshank and Jodi Blumstein.