Lou Asselin Rajhas Iyengar is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.



Lou Asselin Rajhas Iyengar was born in Venezuela to a French father and Venezuelan mother.

In 1999 she started practicing Iyengar yoga in New Jersey with Theresa Rowland, certified Iyengar teacher, with whom she completed a 5 year teacher training.

In 2007 she moved to New York City and met Deborah Wolk and Alison West with whom she studied extensively Yoga for Backcare and Yoga for Scoliosis.

For the last few years, she’s been travelling regularly to India to study with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute.  She has most recently spent a couple of months studying with Arun Sir in Bangalore. After 20 years of living in the US, she has recently relocated to Paris, where she teaches collective and private classes at the Centre de Yoga Iyengar de Montmartre.

Lou’s teaching style is compassionate.

A few words from Lou about her experience of yoga:

“To me, this practice is about getting to know yourself better.  Thru the Asanas and Pranayamas, we become more sensitive beings and get to discover the different layers of who we are, which in turn tunes us to the bigger picture that is Yoga.  What started as a physical discipline, has become the path thru which I am continually finding emotional stability, self acceptance, and a greater connection to my surroundings.”

Lou has been teaching since 2002 and is an Iyengar certified teacher at the Introductory level. She is a member of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the USA (IYNAUS).