YOGA LINK - September 2016
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From the Chair
The days are longer and the sun is rising as we practice.
The Retreat Calendar is full for next few months with Peter Thomson early September, Pixie Lillas at the end of September, Melodie Batchelor mid November and Suzi Carson early December. These Retreats are a wonderful opportunity for teachers and students to get together from all over New Zealand to share a Yoga experience.

This year's AGM was well attended and very fruitful. Held at Herne Bay Iyengar Yoga Centre on July 31st attendees enjoyed a group practice and catered lunch. A robust meeting then took place where it was decided that money would be spent on branding and spreading the word of Iyengar Yoga throughout New Zealand. A PR committee has been set up to organise this, we thank Joy Sanders, teachers from North Shore Iyengar Yoga Centre and supporters for this exciting role.

Jawahar Bangera will be our guest teacher for 2017 IYANZ Yoga Convention. Put the weekend of 21st April in your calendar. The venue will be Bayfield Primary School in Herne Bay, Auckland.
Jawahar was the Founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Mumbai, his teaching is authentic, carrying the lineage of Iyengar Yoga with depth and understanding. Look in the Upcoming Events.

Enjoy spring everyone and the new digital Link developed by our Link Editor, Kathleen Powell. Please send all contributions and advertising copy to Kathleen.


IYANZ Chair Person
Note from The Editor
Our next issue of the Yoga Link will be a printed edition and is due out in early December.  Rosie Percival, a member of our IYANZ community is assisting us in the redesign of the Link to produce a high quality magazine which will not only be distributed to the IYANZ community but made available to a wider audience as a means to promote the Iyengar method of yoga in New Zealand.  We would like your contributions as soon as possible so that we can meet our design & printing deadlines.  We are looking for interesting articles, student interviews, teacher profiles, reports of Pune visits and workshop reviews. High quality colour photographs to accompany text will be appreciated.  Deadline for contributions is 15th October 2016. Please send your contributions by email to 
In this Issue

Upcoming Events

Peter Thomson Teacher Development Sept 2016
Pixie Lillas Spring Retreat 30th Sept

Melodie Batchelor Piha Retreat - Nov 2016
Suzi Carson Taupo Workshop - Dec 2016
Abhijata Shridhar - Pune Dec 2016
Peter Scott Piha Retreat - Jan 2017
Monica Haar - Backbend Intensive Feb 2017
Jawahar Bangera - Association Workshop April 2017


Intro Assessment Report
Assessment Dates 2017
Referral Form for JI Level I&II
Library list now on website

IYANZ Contacts
Secretary Roger Brown
Bookshop Glenn McBeth
Library Jyoteeka Cummings
Link Editor Kathleen Powell
krama anyatvam parinama anyatve hetuh
Successive sequential changes cause the distinctive changes in the consciousness.
Please send all Yoga Link contributions to:
Deadline for next issue:
15 October 2016
BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand

Therapeutics in Iyengar Yoga
By Stephanie Quirk
from the website of IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US) 

'Therapeutics is not a separate specialty.
There is not yoga here, and ‘therapeutics’ over there

Click here to read the full article
Upcoming Events
Teacher Development Workshop with Peter Thomson
23-26 September 2016
Contact Suzi Carson
30th Sept - 7 October 2016
Kimi Ora Spa Resort, Nelson
           Celebrating a decade of retreats with Pixie in NZ 
For more info click here

Louisa Potter at
Phone 09 407 4469 or Mobile 027 498 1018
Iyengar Yoga Retreat at Piha Beach with Melodie Batchelor
11-13 November 2016
Rejuvenation and Stability of Mind
 Join Melodie for her annual Retreat at Piha suitable for those new to yoga and teachers wishing to deepen their awareness of the art of yoga.    Tuition $210   Meals $95  
Click for more info  or email Melodie to enrol
Taupo Workshop with Suzi Carson
2-4 December 2016
Contact Suzi Carson
Pune 6th-13th Dec 2016

Abhijata Shridhar will be teaching a special session over seven days this December.
Tuition Fees: USD300
Preference will be give to those with 3-10 years of Iyengar yoga experience and have never had the opportunity to study at RIMYI.
  Register your interest by email to IYANZ Exec.
Iyengar Yoga Workshop at Piha Beach with PETER SCOTT
21-23 January 2017
Peter Scott, Senior Intermediate Certified Teacher from Melbourne, will return to Piha for this highlight on the NZ Iyengar yoga calendar.    
   Click here for more info or email Melodie to enrol
MONICA HAAR Backbend Intensive
IYC Auckland
24-26 February 2017
Senior teacher and Director of IYC, Monica Haar will cover extensive ground on how to prepare and get the most out of your backbends.
Cost $200
   Please pre-enrol via phone/text 021 033 0645 or email
Association Workshop
21-23 April 2017

Bayfield Primary School, Auckland
Jawahar Bangera has been BKS Iyengar's pupil since 1969, and was one of the first pupils from Mumbai tasked by Guruji to teach yoga. Jawahar accompanied Guruji on countless teaching tours around the world and has conducted a large number of yoga workshops himself in various countries including NZ in 2010. 
Introductory Assessment Report June 2016

The Introductory Assessment for Certification took place the 24th & 25th June at IYC, Auckland. Assessors were Susie Lever, Cornelia Regnier and Louisa Potter. The moderator was Monica Haar.
Congratulations to all candidates!  Well done on earning your certificate and welcome to our teaching community now as Certified Iyengar teachers;
Duncan Catanach, Tauranga
Hollie Tang, Christchurch
Vicki Randall, Auckland
Wendy Pack, Auckland
Thank You Gaynor (again) for keeping us well nourished with your yummy foods.
And most of all, thank you to all volunteer students for turning up on this rainy day. I am extending this thank you to you, the teachers who encouraged your students to turn up. Without you all, there would have been no assessment and so your contribution is invaluable.
Assessment Dates 2017

The A&TT Committee is pleased to announce the planned assessment dates for 2017.
Introductory Assessment:   23 – 25 June or 30 June – 2 July         
                                          (Please keep both weekends free)
Junior Intermediate III:         May (date dependent on Australian assessors)
Junior Intermediate I & II:    27 – 29 October or 3 – 5 November
                                          (Please keep both weekends free)
All applications are to be received by the Assessment Coordinator during February 2017 with final due date of 28 February 2017
Application forms are available from the IYANZ website only (no longer available from the Assessment Coordinator).
The Referral Form for Junior Intermediate Level 1 & 2 has been re-instated
The referral form for Junior Intermediate Level 1 & 2 has been re-instated.  The referral form needs to be signed by a senior teacher, two levels above the level you are applying for.
During the year before applying to sit assessment, you should have worked with a Senior Teacher, on a minimum of ten occasions, by attending classes of a suitable level and/or attending workshops with the senior teacher who will sign the referral form if she/he sees fit.
The referral form is available from the Teacher Training Manual (version Sept 2016) on the IYANZ website or from the Assessment Coordinator.
A&TT Committee on behalf of All Assessors, September 2016
IYANZ Library list of books is now available on the website

The list of available books, dvd's and video tapes is now on the IYANZ website. You need to be logged in to the website to access the Library list under the Resources tab.  Contact Jyoteeka Cummings for more information or to request items.

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