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The Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest (IYAMW) provides education on the ancient art, science, and philosophy of yoga. Yoga means “union” or “to yoke” and is the act of embodiment of the individual self with the eternal self.

B.K.S. Iyengar has allowed IYAMW in the Midwest to participate in the lineage of yoga codified by the sage Patanjali in the book, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, written nearly 2,000 years ago. Iyengar has continued in this tradition and has given governance and education within it. At his direction, each country with an organization has a national institute or national association, such as the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. (IYNAUS) responsible for education and teaching standards; regional associations also enable more direct contact with students and teachers.

The mission of IYAMW is to fulfill the educational goals of Mr. Iyengar in the Midwest.  IYAMW performs its mission by organizing its annual retreat, serving as a resource for those who seek to teach or learn yoga, and awarding scholarships and community grants to allow all, regardless of means or situation, to study Iyengar yoga.

Donations to IYAMW help to make yoga available to under-represented populations. Donations are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Committees

Scholarship and Grants

This committee manages the scholarships and grants awarded by IYAMW on a periodic basis.  For information about Grants for

Community-Based Projects, write to iyamwgrants@gmail.org

For “Scholarships” if you have a question about receiving an individual scholarship, use this email contact: info@iyamw.org

For applications, go to the SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS Page.

Annual Retreat

This committee creates, organizes, and cultivates the IYAMW annual retreat. Email contact: info@iyamw.org

Or go to the ANNUAL RETREAT Page.

Community Engagement

This committee promotes awareness to broaden the reach of yoga to diverse populations.

Events and Social Media

This committee manages the IYAMW website calendar of events and its the social media accounts.

See the EVENTS PAGE for more information.

Membership

This committee manages and promotes the IYAMW organization membership.

Board Nominations

This committee periodically nominates new members to the IYAMW board and committees.

Website

This committee manages and maintains the IYAMW website. Contact: webtechforiyamw@gmail.com

Bylaws

Download a PDF of our Bylaws

Board of Directors:

Send any inquiries to info@iyamw.org or to Kristen Kepnick — president@iyamw.org