Kim Peralta, from New York City, began practicing Iyengar yoga in 1987 under the late Senior Iyengar teacher Mary Dunn, and has trained in India under B.K.S. Iyengar and his family since 1989. In 1992 she co-founded the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and in 1996 was granted permission by B.K.S. Iyengar to open the Iyengar Yoga School of Northern New Jersey, where she was director for 12 years. She eventually moved to Maine and founded the Iyengar Yoga Center in Brooksville, also with B.K.S. Iyengar's blessing. Kim is a proud member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England and the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States.