Notice Board

Letter to members
The Association received communication from RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India) earlier this year providing guidance to associations worldwide on matters of teaching, training of teachers, assessing, and certification of teachers.

Since then the Certification Committee has sought clarification with RIMYI on a number of points.

The Certification Committee will incorporate any relevant changes outlined by RIMYI into its structures by January 2020 as requested in the letter.

A copy of the RIMYI letter is provided here  RIMYI letter 2017-03-29 it will be up on this page until May 2018.    

Certification Committee
Pixie Lillas, Kay Parry, Alan Goode, Marina Jung, Bertha Shakinovsky


The Yoga Centre in Cairns is For Sale.
The Yoga Centre is a fully equipped and established yoga studio. Excellent location, Enviable reputation, Very low overheads.
The name, web site, social media, yoga equipment included. 
I am happy to work with and support the new owner to help ensure a seamless transition. 
I am also willing to return for Intensives and Workshops. 
The Yoga Centre is the only studio in Cairns offering Iyengar Yoga Classes.
Cairns has a Fantastic Tropical Lifestyle. Visit: www.yogac.com.au Please contact Jan Watson 0438 565 423 or yogajan@yogac.com.au


Wanted: Locum Yoga teachers to teach at Ballarat Iyengar Yoga while all the teachers are away on our annual retreat. Dates: 4/9 – 11/9 Accomodation available within walking distance of the studio (it is a house that belongs to one of the teachers – so no-one else will be there) Come and have a lovely week in Ballarat – the birthplace of Australian democracy – and help us share the joy of yoga in Ballarat. Please call 0412 123 821 or email : biyinfo@ballaratyoga.com.au


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 RIMIYI has books and programs available, click on PDF for information on this.:   prashnayantra-notice-m1

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Arjun von Caemmerer, Hobart school of Iyengar Yoga

I am pleased to introduce a new musical composition for two keyboards and percussion, Patañjali – a celebration of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra in music and āsana, written by my close friend and collaborator Michael Kieran Harvey, the world-renowned pianist and composer, resident in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

As the composer details in the CD booklet notes, the composition (which is the fruition of several years’ work), is based entirely on the structure and syntax of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra.

The score is held in the Australian Music Centre.

The piece was premiered in Hobart in January 2015 as part of MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art, Festival of Music and Art). I contributed an approximately 50 minute āsana demonstration (in 5 parts, one for each of the musical movements) to the premiere performances.

The demonstration became my personal tribute to Yogāchārya Sri BKS Iyengar and his teachings—I felt it important that this be included, not only as a memorial to Guruji, but to illustrate, in this context, that yoga philosophy is an embodied practice. The further resonance was that Iyengar Yoga has historically had a strong and positive association with music and musicians.

We had two well-attended and well-received performances at the Baha’i Centre in Hobart. The piece was recorded by Move Records. It was also videoed.

The recording has been mixed and mastered and has now found its way onto a new CD/ DVD.  (Coincidentally, the discs were completed on August 20, 2015, a year to the day after Guruji’s passing.)

Move Records is Australia’s longest running (& independent) classical label, established in 1968 by Martin Wright, who is still at the helm. Whilst I have contributed substantially to the production costs of this release, I do not receive any remuneration from the sale of the discs. However, your purchase will help to support the continuing viability of new Australian music.

I hope this is of interest to all yoga students. The attached poster might be suitable for schools to print and display.

The GST-inclusive price of the CD/DVD is $25 and it can be ordered directly from Move Records (03) 9497 3105 or from the Australian Music Centre.

Move Records Website: www.move.com.au        Michael Kieran Harvey on Move Records: Michael Kieran Harvey        The score at
The Australian Music Centre: PatañjaliPatanjali poster


IN LOVING MEMORY OF GURUJI    Guruji
(December 14, 1918 – August 20, 2014)

Guruji’s light shone on thousands of people during his lifetime, and though he has gone in body, he continues to be with us all in spirit.

We have been guided and given the tools to work from the outer body to the inner so as we can access and gain insight into ourselves.

May your guiding light forever shine in us all.

With my heartfelt gratitude for all that I have received from you – thank you.

(Shri)  Lakshmi Ramanuja


A very moving article about Guruji – Yogastha


Not a member of BKSIYAA?New GM Application form _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Accommodation in Pune for RIMYI students: Please contact: Kedar Deo Ph: 91 9922 1120 033 or 91 202 588 3818 View photo ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Three new you-tube clips,  have been added of Geetaji teaching, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Trikonasana and Uttanasana – Eka Pada Parva Uttanasana, members can login and go to news and articles to view. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Accommodation available in Pune I  have a house in Pune not far from the institute which is available for accommodation. It is 30 minutes walk from the institute or ten minutes in an autorickshaw. I am a surgeon who has grown up in Australia and I live now in Darwin however, my ancestral home is in Pune. We have recently refurbished the house and is furnished except a washing machine and tv( for us to use in the  last two weeks of December and first two weeks of January ) and it is a two story bungalow and we have two rooms, a kitchen , laundry , bathroom and western toilets, that are independent of our needs and can lease out. There are two terraces upstairs where the guest bedroom is and a hall which can be used for yoga practice. Additionally, my father and mother in law live in Pune except in May, June and July when they are with us in Darwin. They can help manage your stay. My father in law is a disciple of Guruji and was an assistant at the medical classes at the institute. He is a general practitioner here in Pune. It is for $30.00 Aus per day. I am in Pune till the 17 th of January but available anytime on email which is ravimahajani@yahoo.com.au ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOW AVAILABLE This set of DVD includes 12 discs, incorporating more than 20 hours of content. It records B.K.S.Iyengar’s whole trip in China, including Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony of 2011 China-India Yoga Summit, B.K.S.Iyengar’s 3-Day Course and Q&A session in Beijing. The cost for the set of 12 discs will be $125.00 plus postage. TOTAL including postage $136.00  DVD Purchase Form __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ YOGA GURUKUL OPEN FOR HIRE

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