2021 Meeting Minutes

February 2021 Meeting Minutes



Sunday February 21, 2020


President: Josh Warren 

Marketing: Dana Hanizeski

Vice-President: Brad Denning

Secretary: Mandy Coates (Interim)

Treasurer: Darren Christensen

Membership Chair: Mandy Coates

Member: Theresa Hartmann

Member: Joanne Pearson

Member: Rebecca Wallace




1) Board 

  • 2021 Positions:
    • President – Theresa Hartmann
    • Vice President – tbd – Joanne Pearson Candidate
    • Secretary – Mandy Taking Notes – Rebecca Wallace Candidate
    • Treasurer – Darren
    • Membership & Marketing – Dana & Mandy
    • Other – Regional Representative
  • Board Terms –  2 Year terms in by-laws with no term limits. Goal to provide overlap in terms to facilitate continuity

2) Scholarships

  • General
    • Teacher Training
      • IYCD – Rossi Application – $1200 check was cut to YCD
        • Living Yoga – Dana informed Kelly of the scholarship program
        • Other – Get in touch with other teacher training programs; ones not led by YCD
  • Class Pass
    • One Class Pack has gone out
  • Continuing Education – update on new applicants
  • Outreach – connecting funds with ‘in the process of being certified’ and ‘certified teachers’ and allowing that teacher to provide Outreach (ie: cancer classes, bilingual classes, first responders etc. Amy Beinicke is considering teaching educators. Avery is having success with her workshops. Dana will get an update from Amy and Avery on their experiences.
  • Anar and Dana have been discussing a class for English as a second language class and she may fill out a  scholarship application. There was also discussion of a class for trauma survivors from a properly trained individual.

  • IYNAUS – Abijata’s February Yoga for Youngsters – no applicants
  • Abhijata’s April Spring Workshop:Deadline Jan 14. 
  • Two full scholarships are available. 

3) Budget 

501c3 Update

  • Theresa has contacted Liz Haidinger, who helps with IYNAUS books
  • Substantial costs that are higher than expected: Legal $600-700, Application fee is around the same. Bookkeeping fee is large, around $1000. Looking at our options. Dues have dropped, and will probably continue to drop.  We need to examine the amount of our scholarships in relation to these costs.
  • Quickbooks would  not transfer over to the new bookkeeping . Brad is the back up financial guy for Darren. Because he is leaving we need to find a new person. Brad, Darren, and Joanne can discuss and meet as necessary.
  • Does 5013c need liability insurance? Does this status make a difference in the money going to workshops?  What are the liability responsibilities for IMIYA if we become a 5013c? These are important questions to ask. CO non profit is what we are now.

*Skipping over Website and T-shirts for this meeting. Will revisit at our next meeting.


  • Previous Meeting on Jan 30 – Discussed racism handout
  • Study Group, Sunday February 27th – 11-12MST – First 5 Chapters of White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • Next IYNAUS Event Sunday February 27th 12:30-1:30 MST – results of IYNAUS membership survey

7) Next Meeting – 2021 Goals

  • Theresa will be running the show at the next meeting. Josh will attend for support.
  • Diversity in IMIYA (Geographic and Ethnic)
  • Other
  • Current Mission Statement: “The Intermountain BKS Iyengar Yoga Association is committed to study, teach, disseminate, and promote the art, science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings and philosophy of B.K.S. Iyengar. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”
  • Revised Mission Statement: “The Intermountain BKS Iyengar Yoga Association is committed to serve the Iyengar community, by offering both educational and financial resources to current Iyengar teachers, Iyengar yoga students and the wider yoga community.”

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