Notice Board

Orange Yoga Room is looking for a locum teacher, 16.09.2019—27.09.2019
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.
Tricia Shannon
0421 363 298

Coogee Yoga  is looking for Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers

Coogee Yoga is looking for certified Iyengar Yoga teachers. If you have availability, please contact Sophie Johnston via the below details for more information or a chat.

Coogee Yoga
135e Brook Street, Coogee NSW 2034
Sophie Johnston

Established Yoga School for sale in Crows Nest NSW
I have been a dedicated Iyengar Yoga practitioner for 35 years and have been teaching at a well-established school that I own in Crows Nest for over 20 years. I am now almost 70 years and am ready to retire from teaching and live in the country full time.

It has taken me some time to make this decision because as you all know there is a special bond between a yoga teacher and his/her students and I have many students who have been coming to our school for a very long time. The school is a small and intimate one, in a perfect location, that is growing fast, and has a good reputation.

It has low overheads and is ideal for a younger person(s) to take hold of and develop further. There are 4 other teachers, all of whom are doing well in the school. Not all of them teach Iyengar Yoga.

The name, website, social media and yoga equipment is included.

I am available to make the transition with you, working with you and supporting you. If you are interested and looking to establish your own yoga school please call me;

phone 0417 410 703
Fully equiped Yoga studio with a large range of props & wall ropes in malvern suburb of Victoria.
Over 300 students per week plus long lease available.
Price negotiable.
call: 0477641067   +61398859455
Hawthorn Malvern Yoga Centre
6/1 Milton Parade  Malvern 3144

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



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:        Michael Kieran Harvey on Move Records: Michael Kieran Harvey        The score at
The Australian Music Centre: PatañjaliPatanjali poster

(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 ________________________________________________________________________________________________

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 _______________________________________________________________________



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