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New Ethics Committee Member Craig Mackie

Meet Craig Mackie. Craig recently joined the Ethics & Certification Committee as a legal counsel. He is a barrister specialising in commercial litigation and also a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, based in Hobart.

Meet Craig Mackie. Craig recently joined the Ethics & Certification Committee as a legal counsel. He is a barrister specialising in commercial litigation and also a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, based in Hobart.

How long have you been practising Iyengar Yoga?

I started practising yoga around 2004 and first attended classes to help with workplace stress and a long term shoulder injury which I have from playing cricket.

When did you start teaching yoga?

In 2016 I received an introductory level teaching certificate and now teach at the Hobart School of Iyengar Yoga.

What do you do outside yoga?

I am a barrister. Next year I will have been admitted to practice as a lawyer for 30 years, specialising in commercial litigation. I have a large Anti-Discrimination law practice and also work with people like doctors, nurses, architects, vets and real estate agents who are being investigated by their regulatory bodies. I am also a member of Tasmania’s Disciplinary Tribunal, which presides over allegations of misconduct against lawyers. Besides yoga and law, I keep bees; I’m an accredited cricket coach, and, like all good Tasmanians, I enjoy bushwalking.

What do you hope to bring to the Ethics and Certification Mark Committee?

For some time now, I have been helping the Ethics & Certification Committee review and redraft IYA’s Ethical Guidelines. Like most policy documents, which have been written some time ago, I realised they needed updating to consider an approach that was thorough, transparent and reflected current community standards.

These documents are on the IYA website, and I encourage everyone to take time to look at them. The review and implementation of these guidelines is an ongoing process.

By coming onto the ECMC, I join the other committee members in attempting to ensure the practice of Iyengar Yoga is safe and rewarding for all.

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Mid Year 2019 Teacher Assessment — Results

Big congratulations to all the teachers who were successful at the Iyengar Yoga Australia Mid Year 2019 Assessments conducted in May.

Big congratulations to all the teachers who were successful at the Mid Year 2019 Assessments conducted in May.

Intermediate Junior Level III

Ross Parris & Tim Oddie

Intermediate Junior Level II

Vanessa Shribman & Kirsten Shteinman

Intermediate Junior Level I

Petra Winkler-Hirter & Bernie Hillard

Introductory Level

Patricia Farnsworth, Marie Morrison, Gillian Braddock, Debbie Hookway, Kylie Elliott, Keith Russell, Patricia Lloyd, Anat Cossen, Kate Bywaters, Melanie Robinson, Kate Mugavin, Alexander Monin, Renae Moore, Christine Plate, Cathy Taylor & Molly Ross.

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International Yoga Day, 21 June 2019 - Geeta Iyengar Sequence

Today is the 5th International Yoga Day; a day to celebrate all yoga. In saying that, let us do that every day. Let us celebrate kindness, mindfulness, yoga and our wonderful community every single day.

In celebration of the 5th International Yoga day, Pune sent us a practice sequence from Geeta Iyengar to share with our community. So here it is. Happy practising.

IYA - 5th Internantional Yoga Day - Geeta Sequence Pune

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Sad News from Pune

It is with deep sadness that we write to let you all know that Geetaji passed away early this morning. We have been blessed to have been touched by her wisdom and immense generosity. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all her family and students who will be so saddened by her passing.

Dear Members

& fellow Iyengar Yoga practitioners

It is with deep sadness that we write to let you all know that Geetaji passed away early this morning.

We have been blessed to have been touched by her wisdom and immense generosity.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all her family and students who will be so saddened by her passing.

Iyengar Yoga Australia

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