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. 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.

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.

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

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

16 Dec 2018 – Centenary Celebration – Christchurch

The Christchurch Iyengar community warmly invite you to join us in celebrating Guruji’s centenary.

Where: Hohepa Hall, 23 Barrington Street

When: Sunday December 16th

Time: 1pm arrival and tribute to Guruji

1.15pm guided yoga practice

2pm – 4pm afternoon tea

Please bring: * a small plate to share (tea and coffee provided)

* 1 x mat,  1 x blanket, 1 x strap, 2 x bricks, bolster optional

(Ask your teacher if you need to borrow any props.)

All are welcome – feel free to come to all or just part of this event.

Any questions, please contact your local Iyengar teacher or Erica at erica.viedma@gmail.com


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3-12 December 2018 Centenary Celebrations in Pune

Registrations for Guruji’s Centenary Celebrations in December 2018 can be done via the link below:


Dates of the classes: December 3rd to 12th [both days inclusive]. There will be other celebrations on December 13th and 14th, 2018.
Venue: Balewadi Sports complex. This is about 10kms [20 to 30 min] drive from RIMYI. Google Maps link https://goo.gl/maps/t1YnhTBG5So
Tentative Times: 8.30am to 1pm and 2.30 to 4pm. There will be a programme till about 8pm on the 14th so plan your travel accordingly.
Qualification for the classes: Minimum 3 years of regular Iyengar Yoga practice.
Transport: Transport will be available from the Institute to the venue.  Book your hotels accordingly.

When you have registered please email Jyoteeka Cummings on jyoteeka@hotmail.com   She will collect the payments to be transferred to India.

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