Since our humble beginnings in 1985, we now bring together over 800 members. IYA is governed by its Board, supported by its Committees, and is a registered company which complies with Australian Corporations Law. IYA is the official liaison of the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, and we regularly host members of the Iyengar family at national conferences and workshops.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the teachings of BKS Iyengar in Australia and internationally, establish and maintain comprehensive guidelines for certification; conduct regular assessments; provide social, cultural and educational services for our members; uphold thorough ethical standards; protect and oversee the use of the Iyengar brand throughout the community.

Committees & Contacts

Iyengar Yoga Australia is lead by a Board of nine Directors and several committees supporting our membership and the day to day business of the association.

Recent Articles

May Mid-Year Assessment Results 2024

Congratulations to the following Teachers who were successful at the May 2024 Mid Year Assessments.

Congratulations to the following Teachers who were successful at the April/May 2023 Mid Year Assessments.

Level 1 Assessment – Yarraville Yoga Centre, Melbourne 3-5 May

Jo Seymour, Glenys Clarke, Nina Poelsma, Karen Hermann.

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Sounding the Depths : On Japa Yoga - Arjun von Caemmerer.

Introduction from Arjun von Caemmerer.
My exposure to Praṇava-Japa, the repetition of ĀUṂ, at the Ramāmaṇi Iyengar Memorial
Yoga Institute (and at other Iyengar Yoga schools) has been limited to the 3-fold recitation of ĀUṂ that prefaces ‘The Invocation to Patañjali’ at the commencement (and
sometimes also the conclusion) of classes. In this article I wish to consider Japa Yoga in
more depth, particularly in its relationship to the practice of prāṇāyāma. It is noteworthy
that in Patañali’s Yoga-Sūtra there occur almost as many sūtras on Praṇava-Japa as there on āsana and prāṇāyāma counted together.

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Sounding the Depths : On Japa Yoga

Arjun von Caemmerer is certificated as a Level 3 Iyengar Yoga teacher with Iyengar Yoga Australia (IYA) and is a medical practitioner, specialized in general practice (FRACGP),consulting in Moonah, Tasmania. He has, with Naomi Cameron, run the Hobart School of Iyengar Yoga, since 1995. He has had roles with IYA as a teacher trainer, assessor and moderator, and has served on the Teachers’ and Ethics Committees.

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Looking back! - The IYA Inaugural Newsletter from 1985

Have a read through the inaugural IYA Newsletter from 1985. It includes a great interview with BKS Iyengar from ABC radio in Sydney, plus member contributions from when the association had 90 members.

IYA Inaugural Newsletter 1985.

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IYA Inaugural Newsletter 1985

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