IMIYA’s Bylaws

BYLAWS OF INTERMOUNTAIN IYENGAR YOGA ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this Association shall be the Intermountain Iyengar Yoga Association, a solo chapter of B.K.S. lyengar Yoga National Association of the United States, Incorporated.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS
Section 1. PURPOSE
This 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.

Section 2. FUNCTIONS
A. To educate the public as widely as possible about the teachings of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar and to maintain the teaching standards set by him.
B. To facilitate and expedite communication between B.K.S. Iyengar and his United States
students and foster a fruitful East-West cultural exchange, bringing Western culture, people,
ideas and knowledge to the East and vice-versa, so that a more complete understanding may
develop among the many diverse cultures of each.
C. To foster medical research and to exchange research findings on Yoga related issues.
D. To find and implement ways to better serve the practitioners and teachers of yoga.
E. To sponsor and/or organize and fund events and activities that are consistent with the
purposes of the Association.
F. To establish a reference library and maintain archives of pertinent materials written by or
about B.K.S. Iyengar, including audio tapes, video tapes, photographs and other appropriate
items.
G. To establish a newsletter and/or other means of disseminating information consistent with our
purposes.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all persons who are willing to study, teach, disseminate and promote the
art, science and philosophy of yoga, according to the teachings and philosophy of B.K.S. lyengar. In its
discretion, the Board many condition membership upon the person’s membership in The Iyengar Yoga
National Association of the United States — IYNAUS.
A. Individual Membership
Individual membership is open to all persons interested in the purposes of this Association.
B. Membership Through Regional Associations
Any member of an lyengar Yoga Association recognized by this Association shall be eligible for
membership in this Association.
Section 2. VOTING
Each member of this Association, whether he or she holds an individual membership, or membership
through a regional lyengar Yoga Association, shall be entitled to one vote.
Section 3. DUES
All members shall pay such annual dues as may be set by the Board of Directors from time to time.
ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
Section 1. PLACE OF MEETINGS
Meetings of members shall be held at any place within or outside the states of Colorado, Wyoming, New
Mexico, Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska designated by the Board of Directors. In the absence of any such
designation, meetings shall be held at the principal office of the Association.

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Section 2. ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of Members may be held each year on a date and at a time designated by the Board
of Directors.
The Annual Meeting of Members shall be held for the purpose of and not limited to: The election and
installation of the Board of Directors from a slate that may be prepared by the Nominating Committee, on
the year that a new Board is to be elected; the receipt of the Report of the Officers and Standing
Committees on the previous year’s work; approval of the Goals and Objectives for the corning year; a
Financial Statement for the preceding financial year; and approval of a Budget for the coming year; and
any other proper business to be transacted.
Section 3. SPECIAL MEETINGS
A special meeting of the members may be called at any time by the Board of Directors, or the president,
or by members representing at least ten percent (1O%) of the total membership.
If a special meeting is called by any person or persons other than the Board of Directors, or the President
or his or her designated agent, the request shall be in writing, specifying the time of such meeting and
the general nature of the business proposed to be transacted; and shall be delivered personally or sent
by registered mail or by telegraphic or other facsimile transmissions to the officers of the Association. The
President or the officer receiving the request shall cause notice to be promptly given to the members
entitled to vote, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 4 and 5 of this ARTICLE IV, that a meeting
will be held at the time requested by the person or persons calling the meeting, not less than thirty (30)
nor more than sixty (60) days after the receipt of the request. If the notice is not given within twenty
(20) days after receipt of the request, the person or persons requesting the meeting may give the notice.
Nothing contained in this paragraph of this Section 3 shall be construed as limiting, fixing or affecting the
time when a meeting of members called by action of the Board of Directors may be held.
Section 4. NOTICE OF MEMBERS’ MEETINGS
All notices of meetings of members shall be sent or otherwise given in accordance with Section 5 of the
ARTICLE IV not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days before the date of the meeting. The
notice shall specify the place, date and hour of the meeting and (i) in the case of a special meeting, the
general nature of the business to be transacted, or (ii) in the case of the Annual Meeting, those matters
which the Board of Directors, at the time of giving the notice, intends to present for action by the
members.
Section 5. MANNER OF GIVING NOTICE
Notice of any meeting of members shall be given either personally or by firstclass mail or telegraphic or
other written communication (including electronic transmission or any other form of wire or wireless
communication), charges prepaid, addressed to the member at the address of that member appearing on
the books of the Association or given by the member to the Association for the purpose of notice. If no
such address appears on the Association’s books, or is given, notice shall be deemed to have been given
if sent to that member by first-class mail or telegraphic or other written communication to the
Association’s principal executive office. Notice shall be deemed to have been given at the time when
delivered personally or deposited in the mail or sent by telegram, facsimile, or other means of written
communication.
If any notice addressed to a member at the address of that member appearing on the books of the
Association is returned to the Association by the United States Postal Service, marked to indicate that the
United States Postal Service is unable to deliver the notice to the member at that address, all future
notices or reports shall be deemed to have been duly given without further mailing, if these shall be
available to the member on written demand of the member at the principal executive office of the
Association, for a period of one year from the date of the giving of the notice.
An affidavit of the mailing or other means of giving any notice of any members’ meeting shall be
executed by the secretary of the Association giving the notice, and shall be filed and maintained in the
minute book of the Association.
Section 6. QUORUM
A quorum for any meeting of members shall be twenty-five percent (25%) of the voting members. A
quorum for any meeting of members at a convention site, which is open to all members will be fifty
percent (50%) of the voting members present.

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The Board of Directors may adopt regulations enabling members unable to be present to vote by proxy or
in writing.
Section 7. ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT
Any action which may be taken at any annual or special meeting of members may be taken without a
meeting and without prior notice, if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, is signed by
the members having not less than the minimum number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or
take that action at a meeting at which all members entitled to vote on the action were present and voted.
In the case of election of the Board of Directors, such a consent shall be effective only if signed by all
members entitled to vote for the election of Directors; provided, however, that a Director may be elected
at any time to his or her office. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-President shall
perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of the President.
The Vice-President shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed
from time to time by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE V – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. NUMBER
The Board of Directors shall consist of up to nine (9) members until the number of Directors is changed
by amendment to these Bylaws, and the number may be changed from time to time by the Board.
Section 2. QUORUM
Fifty percent (50%) of the members of the Board of Directors to the highest whole number shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Section 3. QUALIFICATIONS
B.K.S. lyengar is the Guiding Light and Honorary President of the Board of Directors of the Association.
Each director must be a natural person who is eighteen years of age or older.
Section 4. ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE
It shall be within the Board’s discretion to determine whether directors are elected at the annual meeting
of the voting members or by the board of directors. If Board decides that directors are to be elected at
the annual meeting of the voting members, the Board of Directors shall be elected at an Annual Meeting
of Members, every one year. Each Director, including a Director elected to fill a vacancy, shall hold office
until the expiration of the term for which elected and until a successor has been elected and qualified.
The term of office for each member of the Board of Directors shall be two (2) years, and upon the
agreement of a Director with an expiring term, the Board may vote to extend that Director’s term by an
additional two (2) years. There are not term limits.
Section 5. POWERS
Subject to the provision of the Colorado General Corporation Law and any limitations in the Articles of
Incorporation of lyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and these By-laws relating to
action required to approved by the members, the business and affairs of the Association shall be
managed and all corporate powers shall be exercised or under the direction of the Board of Directors.
Section 6. VACANCIES
Vacancies in the Board of Directors may be filled by a majority of the remaining directors. Each director
so elected shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the members or until a successor has been
elected and qualified.
Section 7. PLACE OF MEETINGS
Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at any place within or outside the states of
Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska designated from time to time by the Board
of Directors or the President. In the absence of any such designation, these meetings may be held by
telephone or other telecommunications.
Section 8. ANNUAL MEETINGS
Immediately following each any when the Board of Directors is elected, the Board of Directors shall hold
a regular meeting for the purpose of organization, any desired election of officers, and the transaction of
other business. Notice of this meeting shall not be required.
Section 9. REGULAR MEETINGS

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The Board of Directors shall meet not less than two times each year. These meetings may be held by
telephone or other telecommunications. Other regular meetings of the Board may be held as and when
determined necessary by the Board of Directors.
Section 10. SPECIAL MEETINGS
Special Meetings of the Board of Directors for any purpose or purposes may be called at any time by the
President or the Vice-President or the Secretary or any two Directors.
Notice of the time and place of special meetings shall be delivered personally or by telephone to each
Director or sent by first-class mail, charges prepaid, addressed to each Director at that Director’s address
as it is shown on the records of the Association. The notice shall be mailed at least seven (7) days before
the time of the holding of the meeting.
Section 11. ACTION WITHOUT MEETING
Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting,
if all members of the Board shall individually or collectively consent in writing to that action. Such action
by written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board.
Section 12. MANNER OF TAKING ACTION
The Board shall develop procedures to govern all matters of procedure not specifically covered by the
Bylaws or by special rules of procedure adopted by the Board of Directors.
Section 13. FEES AND COMPENSATION
Directors as such shall not receive any compensation for their services as Directors, but Directors and
members of committees may receive such compensation, if any, for other services outside their services
as a Director or for reasonable expenses of incurred by Directors in the discharge of their duties as may
be fixed or determined by the Board of Directors. This Section 13 shall not be construed to preclude any
Director from serving the Association in any other capacity as an officer, agent, employee, independent
contractor, or otherwise, and receiving compensation for those services.
ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS
Section 1. OFFICERS
The officers of the association shall be a President, Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, and
other such officers as may be elected in accordance with the provisions of this ARTICLE VI. The Board of
Directors may elect or appoint such other officers, as it shall deem desirable, such officers to have the
authority and perform the duties prescribed, from time to time, by the Board of Directors. Any two or
more offices may be held by the same person, except President and Secretary.
Section 2. ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE
The officers of the Association shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors at the first regular
meeting of the Board following the election. If the election of officers shall not be held at such meeting,
such election shall be held as soon thereafter as convenient. New offices may be created and filled at any
meeting of the Board. Each officer shall hold office until his successor shall have been duly elected and
qualified.
Section 3. REMOVAL
Any officer may be removed by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors whenever in its
judgment the best interests of the Association would be served thereby.
Section 4. VACANCIES
A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or any other reason shall
be filled by the Board of Directors.
Section 5. PRESIDENT
The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Association and shall formulate its agenda
with appropriate goals and objectives. She/he shall preside at all meetings of the Board. She/he may
sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Association authorized by the Board of
Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments which the Board of Directors
have authorized to be executed, except in cases when the signing and execution thereof shall be
expressly delegated by the Board of Directors and by these By-laws or by statute to some other officer or
agent of the Association; and in general she/he shall perform all duties incident to the office of President
and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. The President,

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along with the Vice-President and Treasurer, shall have check-signing authority on any checking account
the Association may maintain.
Section 6. VICE-PRESIDENT
The Vice-President shall work closely with the President and shall help the President in the performance
of his or her office. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-President shall perform all the
duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of the President. The Vice-President
shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by
the Board of Directors. The Vice-President, along with the President and Treasurer, shall have check-
signing authority on any checking account the
Association may maintain,
Section 7. SECRETARY
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping a full and complete record of the proceedings of the Board
of Directors; shall keep the seal of the Association and affix it to such papers and instruments as may be
required in the regular course of business; shall make service of such notices as may be necessary or
proper; shall be responsible for the maintenance of the records of the Association; shall be responsible
for the maintenance of the Regional Association’s membership records, and shall discharge such other
duties of the office as prescribed from time to time by the President or the Board of Directors.
Section 8. TREASURER
If required by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer shall give a bond (paid for by the Association) for the
faithful discharge of her or his duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Board of
Directors shall determine. She/he shall report to the Board about the Association’s financial status and
map strategies for maintaining financial well-being, including the timely filing of all tax documents.
She/he shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the
Association; receive and give receipts for money due and payable to the Association from any source
whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Association in such bank, trust companies, or
other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE X of these Bylaws;
and in general perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from
time to time may be assigned to her or him by the President or by the Board of Directors.
Section 9. MISCELLANEOUS
The Board of Directors shall authorize the hiring and firing of whatever staff it deems necessary, and
determine its job descriptions and job functions.
ARTICLE VII – COMMITTEES
The Board of Directors may designate any committees it deems appropriate, each of which, with the
exception of the Nominating Committee shall consist of one or more Directors, to serve at the pleasure of
the Board. These committees may be created or terminated by the President, with the approval of the
Board of Directors.
All major decisions of any designated committee shall be guided by the policies of the Association as
stated (Article III, Section 2), and shall be subject to review and revision by the Board of Directors, from
time to time, as may be determined by the Board.
Section 1. STANDING COMMITTEES
Standing Committees are those that represent continuing activities of the Association. They may include,
but are not be limited to the following:
A. Nominating Committee
There may be a Nominating Committee whose members may be—at the discretion of the
Board—elected by the membership every two (2) years at the Annual Membership Meeting from
a slate presented by the outgoing Nominating Committee for a two (2) year term. The principal
functions shall be: (i) to prepare a slate of candidates for election to the Board of Directors, and
(ii) to prepare a slate of candidates for election to the succeeding Nominating Committee.
If formed, the Nominating Committee shall make its best effort to take into account the
geographical location and density of population of the Iyengar yoga community in preparing the
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If formed, the Nominating Committee shall be composed of three (3) voting members and the
Chairperson who does not have a vote. The Chairperson and at least one (1) member of the
committee shall be members of the Board of Directors at the time of their election to the
Nominating Committee, except for the first Nominating Committee, which shall be composed of
the initial incorporators. Each succeeding Nominating Committee shall be elected according to the
procedure in this ARTICLE VII, Section 1 A.
Vacancies among the voting members of the Nominating Committee shall be filled by a slate
prepared by the current Nominating Committee and presented to the Board of Directors for
approval.
B. Finance and Funding Committee
If formed, the Finance and Funding Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer and shall
include financial fact-finding to advise the Board of Directors of all matters relating to the
financing of the Association’s activities as well as the preparation of the Annual Budget for
presentation to the Board and membership.
Research grants and other fund-raising actives shall be the responsibility of this committee.
C. Newsletter Committee
If formed, the Newsletter Committee shall publish and distribute information consistent with the
purpose and functions of the Association, and is responsible for reporting the activities of the
Board of Directors, the Standing Committees and other committees on a regular basis, as
appropriate.
D. Medical Research and Yoga Therapeutics Committee
If formed, the Medical Research and Yoga Therapeutics Committee shall foster medical research
and exchange research and findings on yoga-related issues, and shall work in conjunction with
the Finance Committee to secure funds and/or grants whenever possible.
Section 2. TERM OF OFFICE
Each member of a committee shall continue as such until the next annual meeting of the Board of
Directors and until his or her successor is appointed, unless the committee shall be sooner terminated, or
unless such member be removed form such committee, or unless such member shall cease to qualify as a
member thereof.
Section 3. CHAIRPERSON
The chairperson of each committee shall be appointed by the President and subject to the approval of
the Board of Directors.
Section 4. QUORUM
Fifty percent (50%) of the members of a committee, to the highest whole number, shall constitute a
quorum.
Section 5. PROCEDURE
Each committee may adopt rules for its own government not inconsistent with these Bylaws or with other
rules adopted by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VIII – CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DEPOSITS AND FUNDS
Section 1. CONTRACTS
The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or officers or agents of the Association, in addition to
the officers so authorized by these Bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any
instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Association, and to enter into contracts to purchase or
lease property, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
Section 2. CHECKS, DRAFTS, NOTES, ETC.
All checks, drafts or orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in
the name of the Association, shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Association
and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors. In
the absence of such determination by the Board of Directors, such instruments shall be signed by the
Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer and countersigned by the President or Vice-President of the
Association.
Section 3. DEPOSITS

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All funds of the Association shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the Association in such
banks, trust companies, or other depositories as the Board of Directors or duly appointed agents may
select.
Section 4. CONTRIBUTIONS, GIFTS, DONATIONS, GRANTS
The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the Association any contribution, gift, donation, grant,
bequest, or devise for the general purposes or for any special purposes of the Association.
Section 5. CHECKING ACCOUNT
The minimum balance shall be $500 unless otherwise voted by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IX – BOOKS AND RECORDS
The Association shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep
minutes of the proceedings of its Board of Directors and committees having any of the authority of the
Board of Directors. All books and records of the Association may be inspected by any Director, or her or
his agent or attorney for any proper purpose at any reasonable time and place.
ARTICLE X – FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of the Association shall be from January 1 to December 31, or as the Board may at any
time or from time to time hereafter determine.
ARTICLE XI – WAIVER OF NOTICE
Whenever any notice is required to be given under the provisions of the Colorado Nonprofit Public Benefit
Corporation Law or under the provisions of the Articles Of Incorporation or the Bylaws of this Association,
a waiver thereof in writing signed by the person or persons entitled to such notice, whether before or
after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such notice.
ARTICLE XII – AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
These Bylaws may be amended or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted by a vote of a majority of
members of the Board of Directors, if at least two (2) months’ written notice is given to the Directors of
an intention to amend or repeal or to adopt new Bylaws at such meeting except where otherwise
mentioned.
ARTICLE XIII. INDEMNIFICATION.
(a) Scope of Indemnification. The corporation shall indemnify each director, officer, employee and
volunteer of the corporation to the fullest extent permissible under the laws of the State of Colorado, and
may in its discretion purchase insurance insuring its obligations hereunder or otherwise protecting the
persons intended to be protected by this Section. Except to the extent such obligation or liability is paid
or reimbursed under a policy of insurance carried by the corporation, the indemnification shall not apply if
the person is legally adjudged guilty of a criminal violation of the law and willful misfeasance in the
performance of his/her duties.