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

Teacher Development Sessions with Monica Haar

Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Monica Haar will be offering Teacher Development sessions in the first half of 2017 for teachers wanting to upgrade their teaching certificates.

See the poster for details: Teacher Development sessions at IYC

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2 November 2017. Pranayama Workshop with Suzi Carson

Time: 19h30 – 21h00

Contact: suzi@yoga.net.nz

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