Ben Thomas has been practicing yoga since 1976 and has been teaching yoga classes for over 25 years. He is a Senior certified Iyengar yoga teacher by Yogacharya, Dr. B.K.S. Iyengar of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. His original certifications was granted by B.K.S. Iyengar in 1983. He has traveled to Pune, India to study with B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter, Dr. Geeta Iyengar, and his son, Praschant Iyengar, on ten occasions.