2021 Meeting Minutes

March 2021 Meeting Minutes


Sunday March 28, 2021

2-3 PM


President: Theresa Hartmann 

Marketing: Dana Hanizeski

Vice-President: Joanne Pearson

Secretary: Rebecca Wallace

Treasurer: Darren Christensen

Membership Chair: Mandy Coates

Member: Josh Warren (outgoing President)

Member: Brad Denning (outgoing Vice President)



  1. Board 
  • 2021 Positions 
    • Regional Representative Position Available – still open, Theresa has some ideas in Boulder region, will reach out to Sage to see if there’s anyone in NM as it would be good to have representation from this area
    • Build IMIYA Friends – The studio formerly IYCD may not be Iyengar going forward, will know more Friday, April 2nd, Theresa will reach out to Lisa Wolf about how she thinks IMIYA can hold on to Iyengar community in Denver, Dana thinks it will be better if it is not Iyengar only studio, possibility for more outreach


  1. Scholarships 
  • General
  • Congratulations DANA! – pairing teachers with studios to disperse grant monies,, Dana wants a sustainable program and will work on this next 6 mos. so it will be easier for next scholarship chairperson
  •  Teacher Training
    • IYCD – Rossi COMPLETED
    • $500.00 DONATION received – via 2 people from Avery’s 6 wk course (LBGTQ) to go to the next 6 week course, Darren said it would be good if IMIYA moves away from being the “middleman”, Dana discussed why we should continue to facilitate with the money handling, Dana will discuss with Avery, Theresa talked about donations with specifications, need to be careful and confidential about where scholarships go
    • Living Yoga – Dana reached out but no response with any applicants
    • Other –
    • Class Pass
      • Update on new applicants – no new applicants
    • Continuing Education
      • Update on new applicants
    • Outreach – ESL connecting Anar with another studio, taken quite a bit of Dana’s time, after the tragedy in Boulder, Theresa would like to reach 20 yr olds through yoga
    • Building Bridges -through BaseCamp Theresa spoke to  Cindy B  of AZ about offering workshops through both regions, they will discuss at their next mtg
    • New Mentoring Guidelines – Theresa asked if this should be posted on IMIYA newsletter, Joanne said maybe just a mention or “blurb” about guidelines in newsletter, not specifics, Rebecca would be the one to mention on newsletter. 
    • Abijata’s April Spring workshop – 2 full scholarships are still available
  1. Budget
  • 501(c)3 Update
    • Application in process – Theresa has hit the wall, atty (David Larson) is helping Darren and Theresa (Darren stepped up) to be the one to carry the information with the State, IRS Form 1023 is next process that Theresa is working on hopes to have it done by  end of May, beginning, Theresa is checking with CO Secretary of State to check registration with state, 
    • Updating paperwork – going forward Darren address will be the “office” address as it was previously IYCD
    • Budget (Vote/d?) – Theresa made a motion for $1400 allocation for the application, legal and QB review (by Robin T), Darren seconded,  unanimously approved
  1. Website 
  • Updates/Additions
    • Scholarship Program
      • Teacher Training application
    • Update Board Member Page – new members will send bio to Rebecca for newsletter
    • Update Mission Statement on Web page – Theresa do to
    • Do we want to share workshops between IMIYA and IYASW?  (Sharing ideas for membership drive, currently.) – April 14th Theresa will talk to Cindy B again
  1. T-shirts  – Skip for now
  • 2021 Distribution
  • Fundraising
  1. DEIJ (Josh)
    • Previous Meeting on February 27 : Reviewed Chapters 1-5 of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    • Is there a DEIJ meeting on March 27?  (I don’t see it posted on BaseCamp.)
    • Next IYNAUS  – Results of IYNAUS membership survey – per Josh the takeaway was communicate more with other regions, OK to leave off agenda going forward
    • Next IYANAUS Meeting (Posted on Basecamp) May 1, 12:30-2:30
    • IMIYA Book Group  May 1  11-12 MST –  Discuss Chapters 6 and see how far it goes in covering Whitte Fragility by Robin Diangelo, aligns with next Nat’l mtg


  • Current Mission Statement: “The Intermountain BKS Iyengar Yoga Association is committed to study, teach, disseminate, and promote the art, science, and philospophy 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 yoga community, by offering both educational and financial resources to current Iyengar yoga teachers, Iyengar yoga students and the wider yoga community.”

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