IYNAUS is a registered 501c3 not for profit corporation. We rely upon and accept donations to help to further our strategic initiatives including public relations campaign to expand awareness of Iyengar Yoga and producing Iyengar Yoga workshops and events for teachers and students.
Donations are accepted in three categories:
- Unrestricted donations to IYNAUS support our operations and programming initiatives.
- Restricted donations for our Archives Fund assist us with the huge project of cataloging, preserving and providing access to this treasure of films, photos, and articles collected over B.K.S. Iyengar’s lifetime of practice and teaching.
- Restricted donations to the Bellur Krishnamachar & Seshamma Smaraka Niddhi Trust (BKSSNT) will be forwarded to India to support their ongoing efforts in meeting the basic needs and providing opportunities for the residents of Guruji’s birth village, Bellur and the surrounding rural area.
Donors may choose to honor teachers or other indivduals with their contribution. A thank you to all donors is published annually in Yoga Samachar . Donors can also choose to remain anonymous.
All donations receive an acknowledgement letter which also serves as a receipt for income tax purposes. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Recently several members have contacted us about supporting the Iyengar Yoga community with gifts of stock and other securities, or in planning for their estates. If you would like assistance, please contact our Treasurer (include contact page link) or call 206-623-3562.