BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand

Discover the art and science of Iyengar Yoga

The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand, IYANZ, was established in 1993 to bring together teachers and students of Iyengar yoga. The Association has continued to maintain its foundation aims to protect, promote and foster the words and teachings of Guruji.

It has also established a thorough Iyengar Yoga teacher training programme and assessment procedures for New Zealand Iyengar Yoga teachers.

The IYANZ is part of the world-wide network of Iyengar Yoga Associations that aim to bring together students and teachers who are interested in Guruji’s work, and to protect, promote and foster his words and teachings.

These Iyengar Yoga Associations have been established in Mr Iyengar’s name, and are officially recognised and endorsed by him.

Why Practice Iyengar Yoga?

“If the foundation is firm, the building can withstand calamities. The practice of Yoga is the foundation, so that the Self is not shaken under any circumstances.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
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Become a Teacher

The IYANZ administers, on behalf of Mr Iyengar, teacher certification in New Zealand. This is an internationally recognised qualification and entitles the teacher to promote themselves as a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
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Become a Member

Membership benefits of the IYANZ includes a quarterly newsletter, access to classes, workshops, a library, and a bookshop. You will also be part of a professional network who share in the love of yoga.
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Upcoming Events

4 – 5 Nov 2016. Junior Intermediate Level 2 Assessment, Auckland

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11 – 13 November 2016. Piha Retreat with Melodie Batchelor

Rejuvenation and Stability of mind

Through the practice of Asana and Pranayama rejuvenation and stability of mind occurs. Join Melodie for her annual Retreat at Piha Beach suitable for those new to yoga and teachers wishing to deepen their awareness of the art of yoga. The teaching of yoga can touch both beginners and advanced students, through interaction all levels are able to learn.

5.30pm enrolment at Barnett Hall
Class 6 to 8.30pm
Dinner 9 to 10.30pm

Class 10.30 to 12.30
Lunch 1.00 to 2.30pm
Class. 3.30 to 5.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm

Pranayama 7.30 to 9.00 am
Light Breakfast at Barnett Hall
Class 10 to 12.30

Venue: Barnett Hall North Piha
Meals: Melodie and Gary’s Beach front home
Cost: Tuition $195
Meals $95

All Yoga equipment provided.
Please bring shoulder stand equipment if you can.

Recommended Accommodation
Piha Beach Stay. Geoff Calvert
Black Sands Lodge. Bobbie Caroll
Women’s Retreat. Bev Holt
Piha Lookout. Graham and Viv Valentine
Piha Camp Ground Cabins. Fiona Anderson

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