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

IYANZ Centenary Celebration in Raglan Registration

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9 – 11 November 2018. IYANZ Centenary Celebration in Raglan


Senior teachers Alan Goode and Sue Scott from Australia,  and Melodie Batchelor and Suzanne Carson from New Zealand, will teach classes in the town hall of the beautiful seaside town of Raglan as part of the year of centenary celebrations world wide.  For more about Raglan click here .


Please note you must be a paid up member of IYANZ to attend this event. Click here to subscribe.

Complimentary bunk room accommodation at Raglan Campground will be provided on a first come first served basis. Participants not staying at the campground will need to organise their own accommodation.


(Convention attendants will be allocated to two classes each on Saturday and Sunday, Friday evening class open to All attendees).

Friday 9 November:

4- 5pm  Free Class to Raglan Community
5pm  Registration from 5pm for IYANZ participants
6 – 8pm Class with Alan Goode

Saturday 10 November:
8 – 9am Free class to Raglan Community

Class 9.30am – 11.30am
Class 1pm – 3pm
Class 4pm – 6pm

Saturday evening – Catered Dinner included in Event Registration

Sunday 11 November
Class  7.30am – 9am
Class 10am – 12pm
Class  1pm – 3pm

IYANZ will arrange two (or more, if required) shuttles from Auckland Airport for participants flying in from around the country. The first shuttle will depart at approximately 2.30pm, and another between 3 and 3.30pm.  Details to be confirmed.

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