Yoga & Equity Resources

Yoga is for Everyone

“Yoga is firstly for individual growth, but through the individual, society and community develop.” ~ BKS Iyengar, Tree of Yoga

BKS Iyengar held the belief that all people, regardless of religion, race, class, caste, or gender can participate in and benefit from yoga, that it is a gem for all who are willing to practice. Much of his life’s work was devoted to making yoga accessible to a wide variety of people, for the good of the collective, and this legacy has been carried forth through the subsequent generations of the Iyengar family.

Our yoga lineage offers us a roadmap to study ourselves both on and off the mat in order to remove the veils of avidya (ignorance). In the spirit of the yamas and niyamas, IMIYA is committed to an ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) practice. We value all people’s dignity and humanity and are dedicated to making Iyengar Yoga more accessible to everyone.

Learn more about DEIJ in Iyengar Yoga:
View IYNAUS DEIJ Story Map for information about upcoming
and ongoing DEIJ activities throughout the United States.
IYNAUS Yoga and Equity Resources