About Eve Holbrook
Eve has been practicing yoga since 1994. Initially drawn to it for relief from chronic back pain following a childhood horseback riding injury, she has grown to view yoga as an exploration of the nature of life and what it is to be a human being; to see ourselves truthfully, discover what is important to us, and weave that insight into the way we live our lives. She strives to communicate the possibility of being effortful without aggression, of embodying the depth our ourselves without strain.
Eve is a graduate of the two-year teacher-training program at the Iyengar Institute of New York & Brooklyn, where she now teaches. She became a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2006, and currently teaches at the Junior Intermediate Two level. Eve is also co-owner of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, a studio dedicated exclusively to yoga for back care and scoliosis, and founder of The Nerve of Expression, a community project offering yoga to artists with multiple sclerosis.
In June of 2006, Eve traveled to Pune, India to study with BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta, and son Prashant. Since then, she has returned every other year to develop her practice and assist in the medical classes there. Eve also continues her studies with James Murphy, whom she also assists, along with Brooke Myers, in the Specific Needs class at the Iyengar Institute of New York. She has studied for many years with Mary Dunn, Kevin Gardiner, and Lara Warren.
Eve has a background in the performing arts, and has worked as an actor and producer in the film and television industry, as well as in regional theatres throughout America. She studied acting at Northwestern University, The British American Drama Academy, and The Old Globe Theatre.