Eric Small

Level 3

Eric Small holds a Senior Intermediate Level II Iyengar Yoga teaching Certificate and at 87 years old, has been teaching yoga for over 50 years throughout the United States and around the world.

He was diagnosed with MS at 22 and soon after became a serious student of Iyengar Yoga, which helped him with the effects of his illness. He began teaching yoga in the mid-1960’s and has taught at UC Berkeley, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Beverly Hills Adult Education, as well as serving on the teaching staff of Iyengar Yoga national and international conventions.

Through his Stress Control Systems Trust, Eric creates programs specifically for clients diagnosed with MS and other neurological conditions. His programs were developed under the guidance of B.K.S. Iyengar and are based on his teachings and philosophy.

Eric has worked with both the Northern and Southern California chapters of the MS Society to offer the Eric Small Adaptive Yoga Program, which has served hundreds of clients at 13 sites and MS Society chapters including the being offered at the Marilyn Hilton Achievement Center for the Southern California Chapter of the MS Society, at UCLA.

Eric’s work was recognized with the Hope For MS Award, Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to MS patients and his induction into the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame.


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