BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand

Discover the art and science of Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga New Zealand, IYNZ, was established in 1993 to bring together teachers and students of Iyengar yoga.

IYNZ 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.  It has also established a thorough Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training programme, as well as managing the assessment procedures for New Zealand Iyengar Yoga teachers.

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

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

IYNZ 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 IYNZ 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

22-24 January 2021 Piha Yoga Retreat with Melodie Batchelor

Venue: Barnett Hall North Piha next to North Piha Surf Club.

Cost: $325

Email Melodie on melodiebatchelor@hotmail.com for bookings and information.

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For more information visit yogahernebay.co.nz Workshops tab

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2021 Online Anatomy Lectures with Sue Hallas

IYNZ is pleased to offer you 3 Online Anatomy Lectures with Sue Hallas.

Dates and times: Sundays 14th February, 21st March and 2nd May from 3.30-5.30pm via Zoom.

Recordings will be available for 2 weeks after each session if you’re unable to attend live.

Session topics: The chest (to include heart & lungs), The pelvis,  The limbs

Cost: $50 for all 3 sessions

These lectures have been subsidised by IYNZ and are available to all current members of the association.

Any queries please contact Jo Peden on jojopeden@gmail.com

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