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Established in 1985 by a small group of 19 teachers and students, Iyengar Yoga Australia now supports over 800 financial members. We are passionate about providing a network of information about Iyengar Yoga and yoga events in Australia. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the IYA community.

Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss.

— BKS Iyengar

Joining Iyengar Yoga Australia gives you the opportunity to express your appreciation of the work of BKS Iyengar, as well as support and communicate with others who share a love of yoga. By becoming a member, you ensure the continuing support of Iyengar teachers around Australia and the ongoing promotion of yoga as a healthy way of life and you will be part of a growing and welcoming community.

General Membership

As a General member, you gain access to a range of benefits and resources, including newsletters, invitations to events and conferences around the country. You’ll be kept up-to-date on the latest news and events from the Iyengar Yoga community in Australia and around the world.

You will also receive access to the IYA Member area. General Members can also subscribe the quarterly publication of Yoga Rahasya.

Annual membership fee for General Members is $60 (incl GST).
Optional annual Yoga Rahasya subscription $60 (incl GST).

Teacher Trainee Membership

Membership as a Teacher Trainee gives you access to a range of benefits and resources, including newsletters, invitations to events, access to classes at the RIMYI and the opportunity to undertake Yoga Teacher Training in the Iyengar method.

You will also receive access to the IYA Member area, where you can find detailed information on the assessment process, certification and insurance. Teacher Trainee Members can also subscribe to the quarterly publication of Yoga Rahasya.

Annual membership fee for Teacher Trainees is $120 (incl GST).
Optional annual Yoga Rahasya subscription $60 (incl GST).

Teacher Membership

As a Teacher member, you become an integral part of our teaching community. Teacher membership gives you access to a range of benefits and resources, including newsletters, invitations to events and conferences around the country, classes at the Institute in Pune and the opportunity to make use of the Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark.

You will also get access to the IYA Members area. Teacher Members can also subscribe to the quarterly publication of Yoga Rahasya.

Annual membership fee for Teachers is $280 (incl GST).
Optional annual Yoga Rahasya subscription $60 (incl GST).

Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.

— BKS Iyengar

Yoga Rahasya

Yoga Rahasya is a quarterly publication of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute Pune, and the Light on Yoga Research Trust, Mumbai, India. It is published on the occasions of the Annual Day of RIMYI, Hanuman Jayanti, Guru Purnima and Patanjali Jayanti, which generally fall in the months of January, April, July and October.

The aim of Yoga Rahasya is to share the essence of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar’s teachings. Guruji has been enlightening us all through his talks, but not everyone is fortunate to be present on all occasions. Transcriptions of his speeches and also those of Geeta and Prashant Iyengar are published in Yoga Rahasya. This publication serves as a storehouse of this wealth of spiritual knowledge as we evolve in our yogic journey.

Yoga Rahasya covers many subjects including the therapeutic effects of asanas and pranayama and serves as a means of interaction between the members of the large, global Iyengar yoga family.

Annual subscription for Yoga Rahasya is $60 (incl GST).

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Recent Articles

Locum Teacher - Yoga Room Orange (16.09.—27.09.2019)

Orange Yoga Room is looking for a locum teacher to teach a minimum of 5 classes per week and possibly Led Practice for the two weeks starting 16 September 2019. There is also a weekly teachers’ practice which they are welcome to attend.

__Monday 16 September to Friday 27 September. __

Orange Yoga Room is looking for a locum teacher to teach a minimum of 5 classes per week and possibly Led Practice for the two weeks starting 16 September 2019. There is also a weekly teachers’ practice which they are welcome to attend.

Orange Yoga Room The Yoga Room is an Iyengar School located in the main street of Orange, NSW. It is a small school with 10 classes per week and a friendly community of students. There are four teachers, three of whom will be away at various times during this period. We are hoping for a certified teacher who has the experience to teach classes from Introductory, beginners and gentle through to Level 1 and Level 2 classes. The classes are not huge, typically ranging from 7 to 14 students, but the students’ needs are varied, ranging from the elderly and less mobile, to students with anxiety, and general injuries that they manage in class themselves with some guidance. Our students are taught to be self sufficient and can manage their use of props, and can generally adjust their asanas themselves in class.

Although we all have our individual teaching styles, all four teachers have trained with, and continue to train with Alan Goode at Yoga Mandir in Canberra. The Yoga Room operates in 10-week terms and students generally enrol for the 10 weeks in a specific class. However, we do allow casual attendance in the beginner level classes. We teach to a syllabus for each level, based on Geeta’s Yoga In Action series. We also teach a basic philosophy component, which changes each term. There would ideally be a handover before 16 September. The teacher would be paid the same rate as the rest of the teaching staff.

As a sweetener, the teacher is welcome to live in my home which is close to the centre of town and the studio in exchange for watering my garden and feeding and walking my dog Frank, who is an enthusiastic and friendly kelpie. There is also a cat, Pippi, who needs to be fed but totally does her own thing, as cats usually do.

orangeyogaroom.com.au Tricia Shannon 0421 363 298 tricia@orangeyogaroom.com.au

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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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Yoga Sequence - Backbends (Sophie Johnston)

We all know that we should practice our yoga not just in class but also at home. But sometimes you just don’t know where to start or what to practice. Thank you to Sophie Johnston from Coogee Yoga for putting this sequence together for us.

We all know that we should practice our yoga not just in class but also at home. But sometimes you just don’t know where to start or what to practice.

Perhaps not if you are a yoga teacher, but for those of us who are not, here’s a backbend practice sequence for you.

Yoga Sequence - Backbend - Sophie Johnston, Coogee Yoga

Thank you to Sophie Johnston from Coogee Yoga for putting this sequence together for us.

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