The Iyengar Yoga Association of the Northwest (IYANW) is committed to study, teach, disseminate, and promote the art, science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. We serve and represent Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
You can learn more about the workings of IYANW by reading the bylaws, the minutes of past meetings, and board member job descriptions.
|2012 Board Members
President – Anne Geil, Mountlake Terrace, WA
Vice President – Marcia Gossard, Pullman, WA
Secretary – Angela McKinlay, Everett, WA
Treasurer – Kimberley Healey, Ashland, OR
Communications – Michelle Ringgold, Seattle, WA
Membership – Margrit von Braun, Moscow, ID
Grants – Tonya Garreaud, Portland, OR
|Board Member Bios
Anne Geil (President) is an Iyengar Yoga teacher and has been teaching at Tree House Iyengar Yoga in Shoreline, WA since 2006. She is certified at the Introductory II level (2009) and is working on the Junior I syllabus as well as building a solid Pranayama practice. Anne has served on the IYANW board since 2011 as Secretary and now President.
Marcia Gossard (Vice President) is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and taught at the Moscow Yoga Center in Moscow, Idaho for 8 years. She plans to continue her training to become a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Marcia has served on the IYANW board since 2010.
Angela McKinlay (Secretary) is an Iyengar Yoga teacher at Tree House Iyengar Yoga in Shoreline, WA. She is certified at the Introductory II level (2009) and is working on the Junior I syllabus, working toward her goal of someday being a mentor to upcoming Iyengar Yoga teachers. Angela has served on the board since 2010 and enjoys serving and volunteering in the close knit Iyengar Yoga Community. She also enjoys sharing her passion and love for cooking with others at community and studio events.
Kimberley Healey (Treasurer) has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1994 and teaches at Rose Yoga Studio of Ashland in beautiful Southern Oregon. She has taught and studied yoga in New York and Pennsylvania and hopes to go up for certification very soon. She is also a French teacher and tango dancer.
Michelle Ringgold (Communications) has taught at Tree House Iyengar Yoga in Shoreline, WA since 2004. She started on the yogic path in 1995 and has studied in the Iyengar tradition since 1999. She is certified
Margrit von Braun (Membership) is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance. She has practiced Iyengar yoga since 1982 and continues to study with senior Iyengar teachers. She has taught at the Moscow Yoga Center in Moscow, Idaho since 2004.
Tonya Garreaud (Grants) has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1989 and has been teaching at the Julie Lawrence Yoga Center in Portland, Oregon since 1999. In addition to teaching her weekly classes at JLYC, Tonya manages the day to day operations of the yoga center. Certified at the Intermediate Junior I level, she is currently working on learning to chant all four padas of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Tonya has served on the IYANW board since 2005 in a variety of capacities—Secretary, Membership Chair, Vice President, and President. She also heads the Library committee.