Iyengar Yoga

7f55b0d849660c40653f105ebcf74220Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise Light on Yoga. Named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, B. K. S. Iyengar is universally acknowledged as the world’s greatest yoga teacher.

B.K.S. Iyengar’s intense practice and over 70 years of teachings have produced significant innovations in the teachings of yoga. As one of the first teachers to hold public classes, Yogacharya Iyengar explored and adapted the classical poses with the innovative use of yoga props. He brought yoga to the west with his pioneering teaching in the 70s, the beginning of today’s explosive growth in yoga. He also revolutionized the therapeutic applications of yoga, gaining recognition for yoga as treatment for many medical conditions.

His daughter, Geeta, his son, Prashant, and granddaughter, Abhijata are also accomplished teachers. The Iyengar family’s teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2500 years old.

Board of Directors

The IYANW Board consists of certified Iyengar teachers, students and enthusiastic members who are interested in promoting the art and science of Iyengar Yoga. Each member serves a four-year term.

Janet Langley

Janet Langley

President

Ashland, OR

 Tara Bernstein

Tara Bernstein

Vice President

Seattle, WA

Evelyn Henderson

Evelyn Henderson

Secretary

Phoenix, OR

Nadine Sims

Nadine Sims

Treasurer

Bend, OR

Shaw-Jiun Wang

Shaw-Jiun Wang

Communications

Seattle, WA

Gwen Heistercamp

Gwen Heistercamp

Membership

Seattle, WA

Anne Philipsborn

Anne Philipsborn

Grants

Portland, OR

Read about the duties of the Board and Board members in the IYANW Bylaws:
Iyanw Board Bylaws (PDF)

Find out more about becoming an IYANW Board member or volunteering for IYANW