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Community Gatherings all across Canada

Community Gatherings for All Members!

Celebrate B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light all across Canada



 Dates: April 13 or 14, 2024

As spring dawns, let’s practise together in our local communities, in person. Let’s celebrate the ways our yoga practice transforms us, while also building our Canadian Iyengar yoga community, in the Light of Guruji’s work. As he has said:

The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.”

How might we shine this light far and wide? You decide! Here are a few possibilities:

  • Practise – Gather in community to practise together. A group of you might design a practice that everyone can follow and adapt.
  • Learn – Invite a teacher from your community, or from nearby (to minimise travel costs), to come and teach on a theme your community is curious to explore.
  • Share – Take time to share questions that crop up after class with other practitioners and explore the answers together.


Who can participate?

These community events are intended to bring together IYAC/ACYI members, especially student members. Teachers and Apprentices will all volunteer their time and energy to spread news of IYAC/ACYI and its benefits within our communities Students will need to purchase a general membership; the cost is $40 for one year, and includes many free online resources and activities, for example:

  • Philosophy talks
  • “Target pose” practices
  • Student-led āsana explorations
  • Āsana adaptation – interactive sessions

General memberships can be purchased here.



If your community foresees expenses to make this celebration happen, such as space rental or childcare or travel costs for participants, limited funding will be available through IYAC/ACYI, from the Certification Mark funds.

Simply complete the Request for Funds available here (click the circle beside the file name, then click ‘download’, then follow the instructions at the top of the document).  Send it to the Education Round Table at by February 10 2024, and you will be informed promptly whether your request has been approved.



Why not tell us about your community experience? Send a story or a photo to IYAC/ACYI’s online newsletter at


Have Questions?

Contact the Education Round Table at














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