Pauline Schloesser is a highly trained, demanding yet compassionate Iyengar yoga teacher in Houston, TX. Her certification in and knowledge of the therapeutic applications of yoga benefits her students immensely. Her studio, Alcove Yoga is a beautiful space with a rope wall and every prop I've ever seen. During the COVID 19 Pandemic, her ZOOM classes have been excellent. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone practicing at any level of proficiency, beginner to advanced, and with any condition that would require special care, such as pregnancy or age-related conditions. I've known Pauline for many years and I've been her student for three years. I can attest to her dedication to and steadfast practice of Iyengar yoga.
Education: BA University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. Political
Science, Indiana University.
Yoga Teaching Certificate: B.K.S. Iyengar, Intermediate Jr. I;
Member of Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States;President, Iyengar Yoga Association of the South Central United States, 2011-2014.
My interest in yoga has always been more than physical. For me it was the way toward a spiritual life. Working with only the Sivananda Companion to Yoga book while in college, I loved how the postures made me feel –warm, light, supple, strong, and light-hearted. I experienced clarity of mind, relief from depression, and a glimpse of a deeper existence through the practice of yoga postures. When I read the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and discovered that yogasanas (postures) were actually meant to take you to your spiritual core, I knew this was a path I would never leave.