Board and Staff
Who Governs IYNAUS?
IYNAUS is governed by a Board of Directors with elected or appointed members and an appointed Executive Council, whose members also are members of the Board. All members of the Board and the Executive Council serve IYNAUS on a volunteer basis.
The purpose of the Board of Directors is to oversee the dissemination and promotion of the art, science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. Members of the Board of Directors serve a three-year term. For a complete list of the IYNAUS Board of Directors' functions, refer to Article III of the IYNAUS Bylaws.
The IYNAUS Executive Council's function is to manage IYNAUS on a day-to-day basis in accordance with the policies, procedures, and budget set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Council consists of nine members, eight of whom are officers elected by the Board. For further information, refer to Article IX of the IYNAUS By-Laws.
President, CIYT Level 4
Gloria first became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 1987. With Guruji's guidance, she established the Iyengar Yoga Teachers Training Program in LA. She was a founding member of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (1991) and has served on the IYNAUS Board of Directors as a regional representative, on the senior advisory council, on the assessment committee, and in other capacities. Gloria has been a consultant to many of the Iyengar Yoga National Conventions.
Hector Jairo Martinez
Vice President, CIYT Level 1
Hector Jairo Martinez is a dedicated Iyengar Yoga student and teacher based in New York City. Care and service are qualities that suffuse their understanding of Iyengar Yoga and guide them in their current position as Vice-President. Always available to listen, learn and support.
Treasurer, CIYT Level 1
Tay Bulanda is currently serving as IYNAUS Treasurer and Events chair and is a Level 1 CIYT who taught at Austin Iyengar Yoga and Seattle Iyengar Yoga. Tay came to the US from Australia in 2010 and works in technology and consulting. Tay enjoys cycling, swimming, reading, and spending time with friends and family outside work. Tay is a military spouse residing outside Dallas, Texas, near Sheppard Air Force Base.
Secretary, CIYT Level 2
Iyengar Yoga has been a foundational part of my life since discovering it during my college years. I love the wholistic nature of the practice and continuously rediscovering its value in my life. I look forward to serving the needs of our extended community through my role on the Board.
Equity and Inclusion Officer, CIYT Level 2
Stephanie began practicing yoga in 1995 when a seed casually planted as a teenager began to take root and sprout. Yoga has continued to grow, blossom, and be a constant in her life ever since. Her yoga journey led her to the Iyengar method in 2008. Stephanie served on the board of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY). She hopes to encourage and share yoga as a holistic practice for a healthy, skillful, and joy-filled life. It's a pleasure to serve.
Ethics Committee Chair, CIYT Level 2
Janet Lilly, Professor and Director of the School of Dance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro has been studying Iyengar Yoga since 1992 and teaching the method since 1995. She holds a Level II (formerly Junior II ) Iyengar Teaching Certification and has studied at the Ramamani Memorial Yoga Institute (RMYI) in Pune, India, with the Iyengar family eight times. Janet continues her yoga studies online at RMYI and in the US with Lois Steinberg and other Senior Iyengar teachers. Janet serves as a Southeast Region (IYASE) Representative to the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS).
Assessment Committee Executive Council and Board Representative, CIYT Level 3
Ann began her practice of Iyengar Yoga in 1994 and traveled to RIMYI five times to study with the Iyengar family. At the request of Mary Dunn, Ann served on the IYAGNY Board and as their first Executive Director, each for two years. She was the Volunteer Coordinator on the IYNAUS Board for four years and is now on the Assessment Committee, the Executive Council, and the Board Representative for the Assessment Committee. Ann is grateful for her mentors, Jeff Logan, and Rebecca Lerner.
Governance Committee Chair, CIYT Level 1
Ramona is a dedicated Iyengar Yoga practitioner and CIYT in the Northern California region. Ramona currently serves as Regional Representative to IYANC and the Governance Committee Chair. She previously served as Vice President of IYANC/IYISF.
Assistant Treasurer. CIYT Level 1
Osiris has lived the life of an athlete and martial artist. The dedicated practice of Yoga continues to teach him tenderness in his journey towards equanimity. His studentship continues to be inspired by Nikki Costello's mentorship. Osiris has completed Level I as a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor and aims to deepen his knowledge of the therapeutic aspect of Iyengar Yoga. His lived experience of an active lifestyle has taught him the importance of restoration, especially to stand firmly and with grace for love and justice.
Co-Chair, Marketing, Communications, & Media Committee (MCMC), CIYT Level 1
William blends his professional experience as a managing partner at Knowmad Digital Marketing with a deep commitment to Iyengar Yoga. This journey began in high school and led to certification in 2017. His contributions to IYNAUS since 2012, notably in supporting the redesign of the IYNAUS.org website, reflect his approach to integrating modern technology with yoga's timeless wisdom. With a liberal arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Babson College, William aims to leverage digital strategies to amplify IYNAUS's mission, envisioning a future where technology connects the community with the essence of Iyengar Yoga.
Information Technology and Operations
Nicholas has a fashion technology background, helping designer labels and well-known lifestyle brands digitally transform and optimize their product development processes. Nicholas also has years of dance and martial arts experience and regularly practices yoga. In a Light On Yoga study group, Nicholas realized the gift of practicing on a deeper level and is delighted to be with IYNAUS, working as a resource to Iyengar Yoga practitioners.
Tonya began practicing yoga in college for the physical movement it provided. Since that time, it has deeply touched all aspects of her life. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tonya Garreaud has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has studied with the Iyengars on their teaching visits to the US and has traveled several times to study at RIMYI in Pune, India. Tonya served on the Northwest regional board and was an integral steering committee member for the 2010 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers Convention.
After beginning Iyengar Yoga at Unity Woods Center, Tori moved to New York in 1999, where she discovered Mary Dunn. Studying with Mary and the New York Institute teachers deepened Tori's commitment as a serious student. Tori completed the New York Teacher Training in 2003, took her first (of many) trips to Pune, and became certified in 2004. She is a core faculty member and Assistant Director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She has a long history of volunteerism for both IYAGNY and IYNAUS. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her beloved twins and pets.
Anna has been studying Iyengar Yoga for the past seven years and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), Level 1. She is a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR), and takes a holistic approach to educating her clients on nutrition and exercise. She also loves to feed people. She lives with her partner, her puppy, and two cats somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and Yosemite.
Social Media and Communications Manager
Skyler is a level 2 CIYT and has volunteered for IYNAUS for over six years on all major events, projects, and conventions. For the last three years, she managed IYNAUS's social media for events, conventions, continuing education seminars, and more. With an unwavering devotion to Iyengar Yoga, Skyler envisions a future where the practice reaches even greater heights. Her mission is to elevate awareness of Iyengar Yoga, cultivating an environment where this ancient discipline can thrive and captivate a broader audience's hearts and minds. Skyler's visionary approach aims to propel IYNAUS into new realms, ensuring the legacy of Iyengar Yoga continues to blossom and resonate with practitioners worldwide.
Dan Shuman (IYAGNY)
Amy Brown (IYALA)
Jennie Williford (IYAMW)
Rosie Richardson (IYANE)
Sylvia Amsler (IYASCUS)
Susan Johnson (IYAUM)
Sheri Cruise (IYACSR)
Sara Russell (IYANW)
Ramona Atanacio (IYANC)
Officers and Executive Council
Gloria Goldberg (President)
Hector Jairo Martinez (Vice President)
Tay Bulanda (Treasurer)
Adrienne Klein (Secretary)
Stephanie Perry-Bush (Equity and Inclusion Officer)
Janet Lilly (Ethics Committee Chair)
(Assessment Committee Executive Council and Board Representative)
Ramona Atanacia (Governance Committee Chair)
Osiris Feliz (Assistant Treasurer)
William McKee (Co-Chair, Marketing, Communications, & Media Committee)
Nicholas Jouriles (Information Technology and Operations)
Tonya Garreaud (Assessment Co-Chair)
Tori Milner (Assessment Co-Chair)
Anna Lamb (Store Manager)
Skyler Christensen (Social Media and Communications Manager)