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 the work of BKS Iyengar, 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

12-15th Feb 2022 Wanaka Retreat with Melodie Batchelor

The retreat has been rescheduled due to the current level 3 restrictions in Auckland.  New dates are Saturday 12th February – Tuesday 15th February 2022.

Senior Iyengar teacher, Melodie Batcehlor will teach a 4 day retreat in Wanaka.  Click Melodie Wanaka Retreat Flyer 

Venue: Lookout Lodge, Wanaka
Cost: Tuition $360 Accommodation $600
Enquiries: melodiebatchelor@hotmail.com
Website www.yogahernebay.co.nz

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18-20th Feb 2022 Backbend Intensive with Monica Haar

Monica Haar will teach the annual IYC Backbend Intensive from 18-20th February 2022. She will continue to cover extensive ground on how to prepare methodically and how to get the most out of your backbends.


Friday 18th February: 3pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 19th February: 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 20th February: 11.30am – 2.30pm

Cost: $250 (cash or online prepay or at arrival)
Contact: yogacentre@yahoo.co.nz, txt 021 033 0645

For more information click Backbend Intensive at IYC-2022

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