2021 Meeting Minutes

January 2021 Board Meeting Minutes


Sunday January 10, 2020


President: Josh Warren

Marketing: Dana Hanizeski

Vice-President: Brad Denning

Secretary: Sage Harrington

Treasurer: Darren Christensen

Membership Chair: Mandy Coates

Member: Theresa Hartmann

Member: Debbie Brown




1) Board

2021 Positions:

President – Theresa Hartmann will take on role

Vice President – tbd

Secretary – Sage’s last meeting is today! Mandy will take notes during the meeting in February

Treasurer – Darren

Membership & Marketing – Dana & Mandy

Other – Region Representative –

Board Terms – Goal to provide overlap in members, each year half the board will transition out, half new members; according to the bylaws there are no term limits

2) Scholarships


Teacher Training

IYCD – Rossi Application

Dana has been in touch with Rossi; her teacher training will be starting soon and the first half of it will likely cost $600; wants to send a vote by email

Living Yoga

Get in touch with other teacher training programs; ones not led by YCD


Class Pass

Dana has interest in class packs

can students apply for a class pack in 2021 if they were offered a class pack in 2020

Dana made a motion to allow applicants to apply for the $100 class pack once per year. Darren seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.

Continuing Education

Dana will add CIYT Workshop scholarship form to the website.

Good idea to add selection criteria to header of scholarship application forms (use midwest association or northwest association’s websites for their selection criteria)


Building Bridges

Dana has put this category of funding on pause but will meet with Theresa re: legal constraints around giving money out as a 501c3 org

IYNAUS – Abijata’s February Yoga for Youngsters

IYNAUS is offering two scholarships per region. Deadline Jan 14.

Sage will promote this on the newsletter

3) Website


Scholarship Program

Teacher training application for added

Links for donations

Dana will work with Darren to add Paypal or Venmo link

Future Maintenance

Sage is willing to be on call for website need

Dana has received training from Sage on how to update web pages

4) T-shirts

2021 Distribution

Dana will work on this

Plan for Fundraising


Next IYNAUS Event Sunday January 30th, 12:30pm

One of Josh’s students is presenting!

Study Group, Sunday Jan 30, 11-12pm

Sage will send invite to members through newsletter

6) Budget

2021 Budget

Last meeting, we decided to keep $10,000 in bank but Darren found some issues with those numbers as he was drawing up the end of year reports; memberships were down in 2020

Need estimate on what legals fees around 501c3 status will cost in 2021 and beyond—Theresa will get estimates

The Board could rely more on fundraising efforts in the future, has relied primarily on membership dues in the past

Dana made a motion to approve the 2021 budget as is. Brad seconded the motion. It passed unanimously (sans Mandy who had to log off earlier).


Theresa will work with Darren and Brad on getting this status for IMIYA


7) Next Meeting – 2021 Goals

Mission Statement

Diversity in IMIYA (Geographic and Ethnic)


Mission statement: “The Intermountain BKS Iyengar Yoga Association is committed to serve the Iyengar yoga community, by offering both educational and financial resources to current Iyengar yoga teachers, Iyengar yoga students, and the wider yoga community.”

Next Meeting:

Next Board Meeting – Sunday, February 21st, 2 – 3 p.m. via Zoom

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