The Iyengar National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) conducts annual certification assessments, monitors fulfillment of continuing education requirements, and maintains a code of ethics for teachers. Also, IYNAUS sponsors conventions and conferences, maintains an archive of Iyengar Yoga materials and operates an ecommerce store.

In addition to the national association, there are 12 independent regional Iyengar Yoga associations throughout the United States. The regional associations serve the students in their geographical area with regular communications about news updates, opportunities for study in the region, access to scholarships, lending libraries, special member-only events and more.

Membership in IYNAUS includes membership in both the national association and a regional association of the member’s choosing. A member generally chooses the regional association based upon geography in order to fully participate in the local community and the membership benefits offered by the region.

Annual membership fees are shared between IYNAUS and the regional associations. Fees range from $60 to $100, according to regional economies - operational costs are necessarily higher in urban areas such as New York and San Francisco. IYNAUS receives $40 of each General Membership and $50 of each CIYT membership.

Member Benefits

We are pleased to offer a growing list of member-only benefits:

  • Receive the Iyengar Yoga Association members' magazine, The Light, published twice annually
  • Email bulletins with special information about Iyengar Yoga and news from India
  • 10% discount on purchases from the IYNAUS online store
  • Opportunity to attend IYNAUS workshops and member events, including discounts and early registration
  • Downloadable practice sequences and class recordings from Senior Teachers
  • Discounted liability insurance through Yoga Plus for teachers and those working toward certification
  • Discounted liability insurance for students through Massage Magazine
  • Scholarships for Conventions
  • Opportunity to subscribe to Yoga Rahasya, the quarterly journal from Pune
  • Discount card for purchases from Office Max
  • Access to database of asana photos (under development)
  • Inclusion in one of the largest Iyengar Yoga communities in the world


IYNAUS communicates with our members predominantly through email. IYNAUS does not sell or share email lists or personal contact information with any other entities. Each email includes the option to unsubscribe, however members should understand that doing so means that IYNAUS cannot send any community information or assessment notifications to anyone who has ‘unsubscribed’.