The official 2016 IYNAUS Convention Magazine with articles, interviews and photos of our national community.
*Please note: This is the 2018 version. The 2019 version will be ready soon!
This manual covers all current rules and procedures relevant to teacher certification by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS). The manual contains a great wealth of information to help students and teaching candidates advance their practice and succeed in their quest for certification.
Topics covered include the system of certification, degrees and levels of certification, and the prerequisites for application. The syllabi for each level, reading lists, required knowledge are given. Criteria used in assessment is specified to guide candidates in their preparations for the process. Appendices include officially approved teacher training programs, ethical guidelines for teachers, and bibliography of recommended books on yoga and philosophy.
Spiral bound soft cover. 90 pages
by Prashant Iyengar published by The Light on Yoga Research Trust (5 ½”x8 ½” booklet - 1998) 58 pages
Transcribed interview by Christine Perre. An explication of language as Prashant uses English while teaching. What is effort management in asana, “thinkingly” doing versus “thoughtfully” doing, the difference between practicing and learning?
Prashant Iyengar began his writing with this work in 1985. On his 65th birthday, this manuscript is being made available to the student community in book form. It is a treasure trove for anyone interested in philosophy.
"I saw a vast ocean before me. The subject of yoga is an endless pursuit of knowledge. That is why I embarked upon this writing as a comdenium of philosophy and religion," says Prashant Iyengar.
Paperback. 119 pages.
Addiction, Recovery and Yoga is an in-depth feature documentary by senior Iyengar Yoga teacher and filmmaker, Lindsey Clennell on how people have used yoga as part of their journey in recovery programs from serious addiction problems to a new life of well-being and emotional stability.
by Prashant Iyengar published by YOG (paperback - December, 2004) 100 pages
A compilation of one asana (Trikonasana as representative of all/any asana) to examine theory, practical technicalities and practice from basic approach to culmination of understanding and the unified state of all yogic components. The yogasanas of Ashtanga Yoga become Yogic, Iconographic and Archetypal positions and not merely physical postures as practiced through various hierarchies. Generous visual guides accompany the text with drawings, charts, diagrams, and concept outlines.
Required reading for anyone in the queue to study at RIMYI.
In this book Prashant Iyengar challenges the serious student to go beyond yoga as the physical practice of asana and pranayama to delve deeper into understanding the philosophy and practices of the eight limbs of Patanjali's yoga.
Paperback, 888 pages.
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback - 2000)
This first volume of Astadala Yogamala is a unique book. It is part of a large project being undertaken to gather all the material in the form of lectures, articles, interviews, question & answer sessions, and teaching courses that have been given by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. The works have undergone extensive editing all of which has been overseen by BKS Iyengar, bringing the wealth of his extensive experience to the subject. This volume, as well as all the future volumes, will be of immense value to all students and practitioners of yoga. The covered sections include: Biographic Works, Yoga Explained and Patanjali and His Yoga Systems.
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback - 2001)
This second volume of the collected works of BKS Iyengar contains the distillation of thought born from the long standing sadhana of BKS Iyengar. The covered sections include: Astanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga and My Vision of Yoga.
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback - 2002)
Articles, lectures and messages by BKS Iyengar. Cornucopia of topics: practice, therapeutics, ayurveda, teaching, schools, sports, and more. Content topics include: Light on Practice of Yoga. Yoga, Health and Therapeutics Ayurveda. Yoga and Different Dimensions. On Teaching. Yoga in Schools. Yoga for Sports Persons and Athletes. On Yoga and Social Life. Multiple Aspects of Yoga.
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback - 2004)
This volume was released on the Annual day of RIMYI on January 25, 2004. This volume is a compilation of question and answer sessions with Guruji from 1958 to 1984. It contains Guruji's answers for questions on personal, practical and philosophical aspects. Some questions and topics addressed are: Does Yoga Build Personality? Is Yoga for Beauty and Power? Yoga in Educational Institutions. How to Become a Yogi. The Art of Teaching.
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback -2005)
Astadala Yoga Mala 5 like volume 4, is a compilation of a remarkable variety of interviews of Guruji. The interview format means there is immediacy and shared intimacy with the reader who can feel the experience of being a witness to the dialogue between the interviewer and Guruji. Some interviews bring out the meaning of the subject of yoga on different levels. Guruji always turns the occasion to always give us a clear and lucid account of the path. His answers are never personal but universally applicable. Some of the topics covered are: Glimpses of Young Guruji, Iyengar the Enigma, Yoga- A path from Physical to Spiritual, Invoking Patanjali and Can Aerobicsa Replace a Purposeful Yogic Life?
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback - 2006)
Collected interviews. 20 interview from some of the senior most students seeking guidance in their inquiry. Illumination of the steps according to one’s understanding to establish a bridge to further one’s own subjective experience, knowledge and wisdom. Topics covered include: How Yoga Creates Joy in Life, Iyengar Yoga, the Fountain of life, Stress Busters, The Yoga of Intelligence, Master Unfolds the Secret of What Yoga is, Iyengar Looks Back
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers LTD India (paperback - 2008)
Revealed insight and experienced understanding brought to light in response to questions asked of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar over the years. The answers represented here nourish, alleviate and respond to personal questions as well as address the vast topic of yoga universally. Some areas covered include: Yoga in General; yoga its origin and aim, What does aum stand for, Is yoga an addiction, What is yoga-nidra. Patanjali and Yoga: When yoga came into existance and who is Patanjali, Is ego a friend or a foe, Does a yoga need to be bhaktan. On Astanga Yoga: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. On Hatha Yoga. Kunalini. On my Practice: Deeper meaning of practice. The Practical Psychology of Yoga: Is yoga pessimistic, What is a balanced brain, What is the inner body, Is there nay state beyond yoga. Adjustments in Practice: Why a background is needed for adjustment, On cramps, On physical and mental fatigue, Use of props, The use of bandages. On Practice-Theory. Causal practice, Is daily practice essential, Is yoga fun and Can one practice pranayama without a teacher.
by B.K.S. Iyengar published by Allied Publishers Private Limited (paperback - 2008) 391 pages
This eight and final volume of Astadala Yogamala brings the reader to the culmination of the entire project. Comprehensive index for all eight volumes included.
The author Yogacarya B.K.S. Iyengar has guided us carefully through the maze and intricacies of an apparently unsurmountable subject that is the terrain of yoga knowledge. He has shone rays of light into every conceivable aspect of yoga sadhana, elucidating this difficult subject succinctly and with lucidity. Questions and Answer topics included are: On Health and Therapeautics, On Diet and Nutrition, On Sports and Physical Exercises, On Learning and Teaching, Recent Interviews, and Recent Thoughts on Yoga.
by B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta S. Iyengar published by YOG (paperback -2002) 134 pages
Based on the Teachers Training for Preliminary Course taught at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune.
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A beautiful, hard bound compilation of remembrances about BKS Iyengar, his life and his works. This commemorative volume depicts the many facets of Guruji portrayed by stories, anecdotes, images, poems, and other memorials. Contributors to this book are Iyengar Yoga students, teachers, practitioners, associations as well as his own family members. 344 pages.
Hardcover. 145 pages.
The Archive Project 2007 documents the various facets of BKS Iyengar's presentation of yoga using rarely seen archival pictures, documents and articles from the IYNAUS archives. This greatly expanded and enhanced second addition is being brought out on the occasion of Geeta Iyengar's 2007 visit to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Journey Conference and Teachers' Convention. The first edition was produced on the occasion of Geeta Iyengar's 2001 visit to Pasadena, California for the Odyssey Conference and Teachers' Convention.