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Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
1300 Clay Street Suite 600
Oakland , California 94612
United States

Company Description: The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. (IYNAUS) holds a convention every three years. It also sponsors regional conferences targeted at yoga students,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Yorkville Yoga
  • Board Member


  • Human Movement
    Hunter College
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Norma Colón has devoted her career to bringing her passion, yoga, to others. She has taught Yoga for 27 years and has been teaching in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar since 1989. Seventeen years ago, she founded and incorporated Yoga Fit, now known as Yorkville Yoga, providing a full range of yoga classes and private instruction to New York City residents.
Norma's teaching style is a unique synthesis of nurturing support and strong encouragement. She inspires students to do more and better. Whether in private instruction or group classes, she caters to each student's individual needs. Every student receives one-on-one, hands-on, correctional assistance. Norma also provides prenatal yoga and yoga for special populations (including the deaf and hard-of-hearing and people with MS).
Having taught group classes at numerous venues on Manhattan's Upper East Side, including Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, Classic Body Fitness, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and Manhattan Body, Norma now has all her classes under one roof at MonQi Fitness on East 67th Street.
Norma has also taught classes for corporate clients including McCann-Erickson, New York Hospital, Tribeca Film Center, NBC Television, 1100 Architects and the UN Indo-US Subcommittee on Education and Culture. She has taught for the New York City chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her private clients have ranged from "ordinary" New Yorkers to fashion and film industry personalities.
Norma's journey to transformation (she's still traveling) has taken her from a yoga practitioner to a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with a wide range of experience and a diverse range of devoted clients and students.
Norma started taking yoga classes at local health clubs in the mid 1970s. When she moved to East 73rd Street in 1977, she discovered Serenity, a yoga center just a block away. In just two weeks, the classes cured the chronic neck and shoulder pain that had plagued her for years. Each class had immediate and residual physical and emotional benefits, putting her in touch with her body and emotions for the first time in her life.
In 1978 Norma took her first Iyengar Yoga class with two blond, slender teachers who turned out to be the now world-famous, brilliant Patricia Walden and her gifted business partner for many year, Karin Stephan.
In the ensuing years, Norma explored a diverse range of yoga methods-Sivananda, Alan Bateman, Kundalini, American Yoga with Eric Bealer (yoga for dancers), Yoga with Ideokenesis, Ashtanga (called "The Hard and the Soft" back then) with Beryl Bender-Berch, Bikram-not yet so hot.
Whatever the method, Norma tried it.
She also took workshops on Bartenief Fundamentals and Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis, Ideokenesis with André Bernard, and Awareness through Movement-directly with Moishe Feldenkrais. She even took ballet classes which she had longed for as a child growing up in the Bronx.
When she took a workshop in Viniyoga (Vinyasa) with Gary Kraftsow in 1988, he told her, "stop shopping around and commit to one method". She did. Norma chose Iyengar Yoga. She had already been taking classes with Rama Patella (now an Anusara teacher) at World Yoga and Kevin Gardiner and had attended a pivotal "Yoga and Macrobiotecs Vacation" with Karin Stephan (Once again Karin brought Iyengar yoga into Norma's life!).
It took a decade between Norma's first Iyengar class and her reintroduction and subsequent commitment to the method. It was another 10 years before she received her first teacher's certification from the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US.
In the interim, Norma had earned certifications from Serenity (1978), Alan Bateman (1981), Sivananda Yoga (1987) and World Yoga (1989).
Yoga inspired Norma to major in Human Movement at Hunter College. She vows to some day complete her college education and earn her degree.
Norma is a member in good standing of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. (and the Greater New York chapter) and has served on the NYC board of directors. She has been in numerous classes with her beloved Guruji-B.K.S. Iyengar and plans to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Puna India in the near future.
Yoga is Norma Colón's passion. She plans on studying Iyengar Yoga and sharing her love of the method with others forever.
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New York Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Signatories - Raise Passed 2013 | Business For a Fair Minimum Wage, 24 July 2013 [cached]
Norma Colon, Founder & President, Yorkville Yoga
Yoga Studios in Arizona. Yoga Instructors in Arizona. Hot Yoga Classes, Prenatal, Tantric in AZ., 12 Dec 2011 [cached]
As a natural progression from these studies, I discovered my practice of Yoga, with the guidance of Iyengar instructor, Norma Colon, founder of Yorkville Yoga.
M GYM TRAINERS & INSTRUCTORS, 16 Dec 2012 [cached]
Norma Colon
M GYM TRAINERS & INSTRUCTORS, 16 Dec 2012 [cached]
Norma Colón, a Latina from The Bronx, brings her passion for yoga to every class. With her nurturing support, strong encouragement and the application of the hands-on, one-on-one correction method she has mastered over 30+ years of teaching, training and studying (20+ of those years at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York) her students quickly develop a competency in yoga. Norma's unique teaching style and extensive experience brings out the best in her beginning students as well as those with considerable experience. Students with special needs including back and knee injuries, fibromyalgia, MS, and other debilitating conditions have found Norma's classes particularly rewarding as have many expecting mothers. A Certified Iyengar Yoga instructor, Norma has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 30 years, in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar since 1987. She has taken classes with many of the world's top Iyengar Yoga teachers as well as with her Guru, B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter, Gita Iyengar. Norma continues her studies at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York where her primary teacher was the world renowned and beloved Senior Instructor, Mary Dunn.
Having majored in Human Movement at Hunter College, and with years of individual study, Norma has a strong understanding of the workings of the human body. She instinctively knows how to help bodies feel and work better from the inside out. A part-time writer who's favorite subject is, Yoga and all that relates to it, Norma continues to publish articles on Yoga teachers and yoga practice. Learn more about Norma and Iyengar Yoga at:
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