Board and Staff

Officers
  • Randy  (Appojustinted): President

    Randy is the director of BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas and is Senior Intermediate I CIYT. His study of yoga began in the 70’s and during the mid-80’s, he became a devoted student of Iyengar Yoga. Randy has studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India as well as many senior Iyengar teachers globally and throughout the United States. Randy’s devotion to yoga, perfectionism and compassion for his students characterize a dynamic, precise teaching style. His innate sense of humor coupled with an insightful understanding of Iyengar yoga both inspires and challenges his students thus enhancing the depth, clarity and focus of their practice. Randy has served as the President of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the South Central United States (IYASCUS).

  • David Larsen (Appointed): Vice President
  • Michele Galen (Appointed): Secretary
  • Stephen Weiss (IYAMN): Treasurer

    Stephen Weiss began practicing yoga in 1998. After purchasing a copy of “Light on Yoga”, and heeding advice of friends, attended his first class in April 1999 with Lee Sverkerson at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center in Minneapolis. Steve continues to study at the Center with Kristin Chirhart, and Lee, in as often as opportunity permits. He is grateful to those two instructors for introducing the Iyengar method and yoga philosophy -through class recitation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which has now taken root in his life, every day. Inspired by his teachers and fellow students in the Twin Cities, Steve travelled to India, and studied for a month at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in June of 2011.

    Steve has served on the IYAMN board since 2008, and happy to have helped with planning events and workshops which bring together the IYAMN community, and sponsors several amazing Iyengar Yoga Instructors to the visit and teach in the region, from as near as Wisconsin and as far as India.

    Steve is Concert Promoter, Event Producer and Theatre Manager, based in Minneapolis, and entering his thirtieth year in the music and event business. Steve is also a fully certified PSIA-Rocky Mountain Ski Instructor and in the winter, works as a Coordinator in the Aspen Snowmass Ski School.

Contact the IYNAUS President: president@iynaus.org

MEMBERS AT LARGE

  • Amita Bhagat (Appointed)
  • Laurie Blakeney (Appointed)
  • Sandy Carmellini (IYANC)
  • Gwendolyn Derk (IYAMW)
  • Gloria Goldberg (IYAC-SR) Bio
  • Don Gura (IYANW)
  • Chuck Han (IYANC)
  • Scott Hobbs (IYALA)
  • Laura Lascoe (Appointed)
  • Daniel Khalaf (IYAGNY)
  • Lisa Jo Landsberg (Appointed)
  • Christine Miyachi (IYANE) (Appointed)
  • Paige Noon (IMIYA)
  • Nina Pileggi (Appointed, Certification Chair Elect)
  • Denise Rowe (IYASE)
  • Jean Stawarz (IYANE)
  • Holly Walck Kostura (Appointed)

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE

  • Scott Hobbs, Chair
  • Lindsey Clennell
  • Elaine Hall
  • Linda Nishio
  • Deborah Wallach

CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE

  • Laurie Blakeney, Chair
  • Nina Pileggi, Chair Elect
  • Marla Apt
  • Steve Hornbacher
  • Peggy Kelley
  • Rebecca Lerner
  • Ray Madigan
  • Nina Pileggi
  • Sue Salaniuk
  • Jayne Satter
  • Nancy Stechert

Contact the Certification Committee: certification@iynaus.org

    ETHICS COMMITTEE

    • Susan Goulet, Chair
    • Michael Lucey, Advisory Member 
    • Katie Veit
    • Becky Lloyd
    • David Larsen

    Contact the Ethics Committee at ethics@iynaus.org

    EVENTS COMMITTEE

    • Randy Just, Chair
    • Gloria Goldberg
    • Don Gura
    • Suzie Muchnick
    • Nancy Watson

    FINANCE COMMITTEE

    • Stephen Weiss, Chair
    • Gloria Goldberg
    • David Carpenter

    GOVERNANCE AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

    • David Carpenter, Chair
    • Michele Galen
    • David Larsen
    • Ann McDermott-Kave

    Contact the Governance Committee: president@iynaus.org

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

    • Paige Noon, Chair
    • IYACSR - Edith Rosenberg
    • IMIYA - Stefania Szostak
    • IYAGNY - Ed McKeaney
    • IYAMN - Mary Jo Nissan
    • IYAMW - Donna Furmanek
    • IYANC - Richard Weinapple
    • IYANE - Christine Miyachi
    • IYANW - Gwen Heisterkamp
    • IYALA - Laura Baker
    • IYASCUS - Jerrilyn Crowley
    • IYASE - Samuel Cooper
    • IYASW - Laura Bowden

    Contact the Membership Committee: director.operations@iynaus.org

    OUTREACH COMMITTEE

    • Denise Rowe, Chair
    • Leanne Cusumano-Roque
    • Leah Diquollo
    • Alison Lintal
    • Anthony Lorenzano
    • Casie Newhard
    • Danielle Reich
    • Dorris Scott

    PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

    • Holly Walck Kostura, Chair
    • Don Gura
    • Rachel Frazee
    • Renee Razzano
    • Denise Weeks
    • Michelle D. Williams

    Contact the Publications Commitee: publications@iynaus.org

    PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING COMMITTEE

    • Amita Bhagat, Co-Chair
    • Laura Lascoe, Co-Chair
    • Daniel Khalaf
    • Melissa Hagen

    Contact the Marketing Committee: socialmedia@iynaus.org

    REGIONAL SUPPORT COMMITTEE

    • Paige Noon, Chair
    • IMIYA - Cathy Wright
    • IYACSR - Suneel Sundar
    • IYAGNY - Caren Rabbino
    • IYAMN - Joy Laine
    • IYAMW - David Larsen
    • IYANC - Athena Pappas
    • IYANE - Jarvis Chen
    • IYANW - Janet Langley
    • IYALA - Mary Ann Kellogg
    • IYASCUS - Randy Just
    • IYASE - Lisa Waas
    • IYASW - Jill Ellis

    SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

    • Lesley Freyberg
    • Richard Jonas
    • Lisa Jo Landsberg
    • Pat Musburger
    • Nina Pileggi
    • John Schumacher

    SERVICE MARK & CERTIFICATION MARK COMMITTEE

    • Gloria Goldberg, Attorney in Fact for B.K.S. Iyengar

    SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

    • Jean Stawarz, Co-Chair
    • Daniel Khalaf, Co-Chair
    • Edwin Horneij
    • William McKee

    Contact the Technology Committee: technology@iynaus.org

    YOGA RESEARCH COMMITTEE

    • Gwendolyn Derk, Chair
    • Alexia Anavim
    • Kimberley Kaiserman
    • JR Lill
    • Jacqueline Erwin Lonning
    • Francesca Nicosia
    • Eleanor (Ellie) Phillips
    • Selene Ramirez
    • David and Shirley Shapiro
    • Erin Shawgo
    • Leslie Temme
    • Stacey Touhy
    • Angelique (Angie) Varela
    • Lisa Waas

    Contact the Research Committee: research@iynaus.org 

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