association-feetThe Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California (IYANC) was formed by a dedicated and inspired group of teachers and practitioners in 1974. It was the first such organization in the United States, and now serves as a regional arm of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States.

IYANC is a membership based non-profit corporation dedicated to the study, practice and teaching of Iyengar Yoga. IYANC is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Association run by a Board of Trustees. Donations to IYANC are tax-deductible.

IYANC owns and operates the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF), the Iyengar yoga training center for the Northern California region. Visit The Institute page to learn more about IYISF.

For a detailed history of the Northern California Association, visit the History page.

Mission

Our mission is trifold:

1. To study, teach, disseminate and promote the art, science and philosophy of Yoga according to the teachings and philosophy of B.K.S. Iyengar.

2. To foster a flourishing yoga community.

3. To promote introductory opportunities for people new to yoga, individually tailored classes for students to deepen their practice, and to prepare people to teach Hatha Yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar.