Siegfried Bleher, PhD

After growing up in both Florida and MontrealSiegfried began practicing Iyengar yoga in 1992 after meeting Kimberly.

"What attracted me to Iyengar yoga is that it engages my mind as much as my body. It is challenging physically and has also provided me with a way of understanding consciousness," he explains.

He has a Ph.D. in physics and currently teaches computer science at Middlebury College.  He also taught a course on Yoga Philosophy through the Department of Philosophy and the Program for Religious Studies at WVU.

Siegfried is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, and a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

He provides clarity, humor and depth during his classes. 

"To convey experience within, I need to be clear in explaining what to do and exactly how to do it. Humor provides a balance for the clarity. Both must be present in practice and in yoga, and I want to communicate instructions in an affirming, lighthearted atmosphere. Students find depth as they uncover what is beneath the normal awareness, and it is required during a student's practice of discovery."

Siegfried's recent publications:

Relationship of Purusa and Prakrti in Sankhya Karika - A Perspective from Qiuantum Theory, preprint, 2021.

When Does Yoga Foster Transformation? - published in The Light, publication of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US, 2021

Three Phases in the Development of Consciousness (poster presented at the Science and Nonduality Conference Oct 23, 2015, San Jose, CA.

The Dimensional Depth of Consciousness, book chapter in Brain, Mind, Cosmos: The Nature of our Existence and the Universe, Deepak Chopra, editor, 2014.

Quantum Entanglement and Complementarity in Consciousness (poster presented at the Science and Nonduality Conference Oct 24, 2014, San Jose, CA)

The Quantum Physics of Nondual Perception (talk presented at the Science and Nonduality Conference Oct 25, 2013, San Raphael, CA)

Transformative Nature of Yoga (published in Yoga Rahasya, the quarterly publication of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India; vol. 12, no. 3, 2005) 

The Hidden Importance of Linking(published in Yoga Rahasya, vol.16, no. 2, 2009 )

Yoga as Science (published in Yoga Rahasya, vol. 17, no. 1, 2010)

The Art and Science of Yoga(published in Yoga Samachar, Fall 2009/Winter 2010)