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As urged by the Iyengar family, our May 26-30 2016 Iyengar Convention in Boca Raton, Florida will focus on practice. In many writings and teachings, Guruji’s message has been to practice from the periphery to the core and then back again. Our teacher and guide for the convention classes is Abhijata Sridhar, the granddaughter of BKS Iyengar – the next generation. Learn more and register here:

We are pleased to announce that Geetaji will be conducting a special intensive with a focus on Pranayama

Venue: Indoor Badminton court in Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune (Same as last year)

Dates: December 6 to 13. Both days inclusive. 8 days total

Class timings: would be announced later.

Theme: Asana for Pranayama & Pranayama

Eligibility: 3 years of Iyengar Yoga study.

Fees : USD 450 

There will also be a special program on the evening of December 14, the anniversary of Guruji's birth date for those who are able to attend.

Additionally, students are invited to attend the inauguration of the newly completed Yoga Hall in Bellur on December 17. Geetaji and Prashantji will conduct classes in the new hall on Dec 18 and 19. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Students can contact Travelife Travel Agency for assistance in booking travel to Bellur.

Additionally, IYNAUS has compiled a list of hotels near the Bellur campus

Cancellation policy:

  • The date for registrants to receive a refund (less a $25 administrative fee) is November 15.
  • If you must cancel, please call 206-623-3562.
  • No cancellations via email will be accepted.
  • You will receive a refund within 48 hours of your cancellation.
  • No refunds will be issued after Nov 15 or for no shows.

These beautiful organic cotton totes and tees feature original artwork by CIYT Aretha McKinney Blevins, inspired by a photo of Guruji taken by CIYT Holly Walck Kostura. They are available to be shipped worldwide and all proceeds from the sale of the shirts (100% of the profits after expenses) will be presented to Geetaji by Aretha and Holly in December 2015.  

Order yours here:

The cost for shipping individual shirts anywhere in the continental U.S. ($5) is included in the price. For orders of 2 or more shirts please email: or call 215.200.9727 for exact shipping prices.

On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Iyengar Yoga practitioners in the U.S. will join others around the globe to celebrate the inaugural International Day of Yoga, demonstrating that yoga truly is universal. In December 2014, 175 countries agreed to pass a United Nations General Assembly resolution declaring June 21st as the first ever International Yoga Day.

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United Nations International Yoga Day
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Summer Solstice

"Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and with nature."

– Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India

This June 21st, 2015 will be the inaugural International Yoga Day as designated by the United Nations. Read more to learn some ways that you can honor this day in your own way, whether it is through your own personal practice or a more public event.

IYNAUS is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of Continuing Education Workshops for certified teachers. These workshops will address topics we deal with regularly in our asana classes as well as foster a deeper understanding of issues we might encounter less frequently. Topics to be addressed in the first round of workshops include dealing with low back issues and teaching pregnant women in a general class. In the coming years workshops will address other topics such as knee problems and mood disorders.  As Iyengar Yoga teachers we have a rich and powerful legacy to uphold, and IYNAUS is happy to be able to sponsor affordable opportunities to help you deepen your skills for dealing with issues such as these. Tuition for each 12-hour workshop is $175.00.

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Michael LuceyDear IYNAUS Members, 
I wanted to take a moment to say hello. I’m very much looking forward to meeting many of you during the next two years while I’m serving as President of IYNAUS.

This December in Pune
About 250 IYNAUS members, including myself, are signed up to attend the intensive course that Geeta Iyengar is teaching in Pune from December 1-10 this year, on the occasion of her 70th birthday. I hope I will have a chance to chat with many of you who will be there. I also hope that many of us will come back from Pune and share the teachings we receive widely with others in our community.

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Popsi Narasimhan, a member of the New England regional association and Teacher Trainee studying with Patricia Walden, has created a T-Shirt which is available for purchase on his website. The shirt features an image of the Yoga Sutras on the front and a word cloud of the 8 limbs on the back. All proceeds from sales of the T-shirt are donated to the Bellur Fund.

About the Bellur Trust: Guruji has told us we can best demonstrate our gratitude for his teachings by supporting the transformation of his ancestral village of Bellur. Some of the landmarks already achieved are a free hospital, water treatment facilities, India's first temple dedicated to Patanjali, and the free primary and high school which supply uniforms, books and a hot lunch, often the children's only meal of the day.