REASONS to JOIN

 

GRATITUDE

To express our gratitude for the teachings and wisdom of BKS Iyengar as well as for the community which strives to keep those teachings alive.

COMMUNITY

To be part of a community of like-minded persons who value the practice of yoga and particularly the practice of Iyengar yoga. As a community, we share an understanding which we highly value and thus are able to support one another. IYNAUS is a mechanism by which our community can be defined by its actions 

HIGH QUALITY YOGA INSTRUCTION

By supporting IYNAUS we ensure that we and others will receive yoga teaching at the highest level. The cost of teacher training and the assessment process is not covered completely by the fees teachers pay. Teachers invest years and years of study and thousands of dollars in training in addition to their assessment fee. It is difficult to make a living by teaching and therefore it is important that we support the assessment system financially. 

RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT YOUR PRACTICE AND EDUCATE THE BROADER COMMUNITY

            The Store (on the website)

The IYNAUS website provides access to a store where members can purchase books, periodicals, videos, CDs and DVDs, props, and calendars at a discount. The store contains a wealth of information including DVDs and CDs of classes being taught by BKS Iyengar as well as Prashantaji and Geetaji. The store also includes books and classes produced by senior Iyengar teachers. 

The Website

Offers sequences to practice, articles by senior teachers on a variety of subjects, and results of scientific research on yoga and its benefits. It also lists upcoming events and workshops as well as information about annual conventions. These resources are made available to non-members as well so that the value of Iyengar yoga can be shared with everyone. 

Monthly E-Blasts

Information, ideas, sequences to support your practice and understanding of Iyengar yoga are sent to members monthly

YouTube Channel

Offers videos from the Iyengar Yoga community which are a source of inspiration for everyone. Members benefit directly and also support the dissemination of information about Iyengar yoga.

Periodicals

Membership comes with Yoga Samachar, a bi-annual magazine published in the US that provides current, informative articles about Iyengar yoga.

Members can purchase Yoga Rahasya, a quarterly journal published in Pune, India that shares the essence of BKS iyengar’s teaching through original articles and transcripts of talks by BKS Iyengar, Geetaji and Prashantji relative to the philosophy, psychology, science and art of yoga and life.

SCHOLARSHIPS

IYNAUS offers scholarships for continuing education workshops and conventions.  Regional associations may offer additional scholarships.

 WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND CONVENTIONS

Workshops, special events and conventions are posted on the IYNAUS website and in monthly newsletters. Members are eligible to attend special events in Pune. In addition, there are discounts available to members for special events, workshops and classes. 

BECOME A TEACHER OR ADVANCE YOUR LEVEL OF TEACHING

Membership comes with access to teacher training materials, continuing education and the ability to take part in the assessment process. Members are also eligible to attend special events in Pune. 

SUPPORT RESEARCH

IYNAUS supports scientific research into the effects of yoga on body and mind. Such research into is important to deepen our understanding of the practice.