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

Online Registration – 2020 IYNZ Convention with Abhijata Iyengar

Registrations are Open now for our 2020 IYNZ Convention 30th April – 4th May 2020.

For more detail click here.

Please email queries to Jo Peden on jojopeden@gmail.com

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4th Dec 2019 & 20th Feb 2020 Movie screening ‘Iyengar – the Man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey’

We have now confirmed two screenings of the Iyengar Movie – Wedneseday 4th December 2019 and Thursday 20th February 2020

Venue: Bridgeway Cinema, 122 Queen Street, Northcote, Auckland
Time: 8pm
Cost: $20

If you hold a ticket (originally to be screened on 23 October, later rescheduled to 20 November), your ticket is valid for either of the new dates.

To enquire about tickets please contact Kathleen on kath@kiwibok.co.nz

This intimate portrait of B.K.S. Iyengar, recognized worldwide as one of yoga’s foremost teachers, explores his legacy and wide-reaching influence among yoga practitioners. Through never-before-seen interviews with family, students, and Guruji himself, Jake Clennell’s documentary explores how his teachings have been adopted for the social good, leaving audiences enlightened and inspired.

To watch a trailer of the movie, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvqQwr8xfgc

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