IYANC BOARD OF TRUSTEES
IYANC is guided by a Board of Trustees who bring a wealth of business, marketing, yoga, and leadership experience to the organization. Our Board is responsible for setting Association policies in alignment with IYANC’s tri-fold mission. The Board meets monthly. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees please email email@example.com.
John Hayden, Board President
John Hayden is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor, a graduate of the IYISF teacher training program, and a faculty member of the IYISF teacher training program. John is a former building contractor and current full time yoga instructor, John is passionate about upholding IYISF on the cutting edge of yogic study. He informs his business acumen with yogic principals of ahimsa (non-harming) and satya (truthfulness).
Heather Haxo Phillips, Board Vice President and Treasurer
Heather Haxo Phillips is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and a graduate of the IYISF teacher training program. In addition to teaching yoga, she is the owner and visionary of Raw Bay Area,. Her dedication as a board member is supported by her deep appreciation for the wisdom and teachings of the Iyengar family as well as her background in small business and non-profit management.
Alisa WeberAlisa Weber comes to the Board with 15 years nonprofit management experience and a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from USF. As a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, Alisa taught for 5 years and continues her personal commitment to Yoga thru practice. She seeks to both serve the IYISF/IYANC while deepening her many years of Iyengar Yoga practice in Los Angeles at IYILA.
Patti Martin is committed Iyengar Yoga practioner and a student of the IYISF teacher training program. Patti has a Masters degree in Public Administration and brings more than 30 years experience as a Human Resources manager in the public and private sectors. Her extensive experience in organizational and human development, as well as her deep respect for Iyengar yoga and the committed IYISF teachers who transmit the Iyengar lineage, support her commitment to ensure the Institute’s sound foundation and strong infrastructure. As a board member she is committed to upholding a welcoming and nourishing environment for the practitioners of Iyengar yoga. Patti also holds a first degree black belt in Kempo Karate from Grandmaster Rick Alemany, and a second degree black belt in Shorin Ryu karate from Kyoshi Susan Budge.
Anne has practiced yoga for over 20 years, and has taught for 18. Anne edited Kofi Busia’s book, Iyengar, The Yoga Master (Shambala) honoring Sri BKS Iyengar’s 70 years of teaching. She has been interviewed about yoga by NBC television, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, regional public radio, Bloomberg radio, Elle Magazine, Yoga Journal, Organic Spa Magazine, Univision.com and other media. She has been featured in Yogi Times magazine, the Sonoma Sun newspaper, the documentary film YogaWoman and was recently featured on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine (March 2012). Before coming to yoga full time, Anne held senior level positions in the world of financial services including international investment banking, investor relations, and financial conference creation in a career that spanned 14 years and included postings in San Francisco, Istanbul, and London.
Hia Phua has more than 15 years of consulting experience in the government, commercial, and nonprofit sectors. She has worked within and across multiple disciplines, including health and human services, environmental policy, science and technology, and international development. Her passions include coaching organizations and individuals and witnessing the light-bulb moments in life.
Randy lives in South Lake Tahoe. He works as the District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Randy is a recent graduate from the Institute’s 500 hour program. He is a dedicated student, practitioner and teacher of Yoga. Furthermore, Randy is passionate about doing his part to help the Institute flourish and disseminate the teachings of Yoga Master Sri B.K.S. Iyengar.