Meeting Minutes

June 2022 Meeting Minutes


Thursday June 22, 2022

7:30-8:30 PM



President: Theresa Hartmann 

Secretary: Rebecca Wallace

Treasurer: Darren Christensen

Scholarship: Mandy Coates

Membership Chair: Cecilia Huisman

Communications:  Melisa Sweet 



Vice President: Joanne Pearson




  • Update on Positions : Planting seeds …
  • IYALA Regional Meeting – Most of tonight’s meeting was spent on reading and discussing the letter sent to the general IYNAUS membership from previous Director of Operations, Mariah Oakley, regarding mistreatment, aggressive and hostile communication from the current IYNAUS President. Since the letter was released (Memorial Day weekend), many regions had concerns and so on June 11th, IYALA held a meeting open to all. Joanne attended and observed that regions wanted to be involved. 
  • August Board Meeting Date and Place – To be held during the August 13, 2022 general meeting at Blue Spruce in Denver (5-8pm)





  • New committee/application/approach for next round of applicants
  • Swati/Abhijata scholarship approaches – Further discussion needed on this as both workshops are on the same weekend in July. Abhijata workshop info from IYNAUS including email for scholarship inquiries is posted on the IMIYA site.
  • T-shirt distribution – to be done in person during the August 13, 2022  member meeting to be held at Blue Spruce Studio from 5-8pm. 


         2) MEMBERSHIP (TBD: Theresa)



  • Continuing Education: Events/News ahead
  • Basecamp Regional Boundary Meetings : Update on Summary not received
  • Teacher Certification updates 




3)TREASURER (Darren) 

  • Cecilia is in training for treasurer position – Cecilia and Darren will meet June 26, 2022
  • Monthly financial record – Is there information to share?




             4)YOGA AND EQUITY (Joanne)


  • New Workshops Ahead with Theresa ST Seigal



              5)WEBSITE (Rebecca)

  • Ideas for working with marketing 
  • Latest Posting : Swati and Abijata teaching workshops on the same weekend.




              6) COMMUNICATION (Melisa)

  • Instagram Lesson from Melisa – Melisa has a short video she will email to board members on “how to” post on Instagram


                 8) OTHER

  • Any news to share regarding Iyengar Yoga locally : ie: studios open or closed for COVID uptick.



              MISC: Next Meeting, Thursday July 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm 

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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