Ned Gardiner


In the early 1990s, I was introduced to B.K.S. Iyengar’s legacy by John Schumacher’s high quality instruction. As a younger person, I experienced Iyengar Yoga through its physical dimensions. Since 2013, as a student of Ryan Conrad and more recently of Randy Loftis, I began to more deeply experience the integration of body and consciousness that come from concentration and dedicated practice. I’ve taught in Asheville since 2017. Traveling to Pune, India to study at the Iyengar Institute has honed my practice, studies, and teaching. I teach because I want to share the sense of satisfaction and enrichment that I continue to experience as a student of this tradition.

While raising a son with his beloved wife, Ned earned both a Master’s of Arts in Geography and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Georgia. He works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help people use climate information to make better decisions.

Ned is certified at the Introductory I & II level.