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

IYNZ Online Workshop with Raya Uma Datta 12/13th and 19/20th June

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Exploring the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Purnima Manghnani

IYNZ is pleased to bring you a 6-week online course focusing on select themes from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali presented by Purnima Manghnani.

Dates & times: Sunday 18th July 2021, for 6 consecutive Sundays 7pm-8.30pm NZ time via Zoom.

Cost: NZD $90 for IYNZ members

The course is open to all interested and committed students, there are no prerequisites. It is designed for those seeking an introduction to the Yoga Sūtras, as well as those who wish to delve deeper into Yoga philosophy.

During these sessions, we will discuss the meaning and practical application of the Yoga Sūtras. In addition to weekly presentations by the instructor and guided open discussions, you will learn to chant the Sūtras explored in this series.

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