Posted by Ros Bell, Thursday, 13th December 2012 @ 10:41pm
December 14th, 2012 is the date of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar's 94th birthday, and NELIYI wishes him well. We are enormously grateful to have had so many years of wisdom, shared so generously by this wonderful yoga teacher, and we look forward to many more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GURUJI
With great affection from all your students in the North East London area.
Posted by Ros Bell, Wednesday, 28th November 2012 @ 8:21pm
There's always a lot to talk about at a NELIYI Committee meeting, and this one seemed particularly animated (in a good way!). There were sad bits, like saying thank you and farewell to outgoing Workshops organiser, Sally Lee - and happy bits, like welcoming Norma Shannon (pictured, taking minutes today) into a role in the NELIYI Secretariat. Sally has for a long time done a fantastic job of keeping NELIYI's great workshop programme going, but is now leaving the committee, and handing over to Judith Simo. Judith really hit the ground running when she joined the NELIYI Committee and took on workshop bookings; now she has broadened her role to cover the overall co-ordination of our workshop programme.
We spent a fair amount of time on the subject of workshops, planning for 2013 and beyond. We've managed to keep NELIYI workshop prices down for many years, but our costs have risen significantly in that time, so prices will have to rise in the new year. However, NELIYI workshops will still be cheaper than most London yoga events, especially with the discount rate for NELIYI members. Do let Judith know what teachers or aspects of yoga you'd like to see in our programme of workshops (pranayama? beginners' or teachers' workshops? philosophy?), and we'll see what we can do.
Another topic for our meeting was the NELIYI website - this very one. We'd like to develop it, so we welcome your ideas on that. We've been thinking about how it can complement our traditional newsletter, rather than replace it entirely. Our current intention is to send out NELIYI NEWS twice a year (by email for most of our members), and to keep you informed via this website and our facebook page in between.
Now you've read this, if you're thinking you'd have liked to have been part of such an interesting meeting, then we still have a couple of spaces on the committee :-)
Posted by Ros Bell, Friday, 12th October 2012 @ 12:35am
Exciting times on the NELIYI Committee - this autumn sees us welcome three new members: Judith Simo, Norma Shannon and Lauren Armistead. Judith has already taken on the role of looking after bookings for our workshop programme, and we'll soon find something for Lauren and Norma to do :-).
We say farewell and thank you to Kate Rathod, who has just left the committee. Kate has helped out in various ways, most recently as organiser of the teachers' Professional Development Days (a role that has now gone to Nancy Clarke).
We intend to set up an area of the website that shows all the members of the NELIYI Committee, so you'll soon learn more about us and what we do. Currently, we're: Sev, Tessa, Nancy, Louise, Ros, Sally, Pam, Judith, Norma and Lauren.
Posted by Ros Bell, Monday, 10th September 2012 @ 11:09pm
Yes, it's that time again! NELIYI's membership year runs from the start of October; joining or renewing now will secure your membership through to the end of September 2013. If you are a NELIYI member wishing to renew, or someone wishing to join, you can pay for your membership subscription online here. Just click on the 'Joining NELIYI' tab above to see how simple it is.
Remember, being a NELIYI member gets you great discounts at our workshops, and gives you membership of IY(UK) too (which is obligatory for Iyengar yoga teachers and trainees). Oh, and you receive Iyengar Yoga News magazine twice a year. At only £18, it's quite a bargain.
Posted by Sally lee, Sunday, 9th September 2012 @ 6:44pm
Now that the summer holidays are drawing to a close for most of us, we thought you might like to book up for our next few workshops. Full details and ways to buy tickets can be found in the Events section of this website. Please note, we can now accept payments online.
Sunday 23 September - Sue Lovell - 10 - 4 pm
Sunday 28 October - Marios Argiros - 10 - 1 pm
Sunday 11 November - Tessa Bull - 10 - 1 pm
Sunday 2 December - Alison Barty - 10 - 1 pm
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Sally lee, Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 @ 5:41pm
Those of you who have been to classes and workshops with Uday Bhosale over the last few months while he has been in the UK will no doubt want to wish him well as he is returning to Pune in a month's time. We have enjoyed having him here tremendously.
There's still time to catch one or more of his Intermediate classes in North East London during July at TIYS in East Finchley at 1.30 on Tuesday 10, 17 and 24 July. More information at http://www.tiys.co.uk/ or contact Lisa Morris at email@example.com
As numbers are limited, please be sure to book with Lisa in advance.
Posted by Sally lee, Monday, 2nd July 2012 @ 10:45pm
Thanks to Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis for a wonderful and inspirational workshop at movingartsbase last weekend. Gerry and Lynda combined asana and pranayama teaching which they told us was based on their recent experiences in classes with the Iyengar family in Pune, India over last winter.
We hope they will run another workshop for us again in the future.
Thanks also to Tara and Nigel at www.yogajunction.co.uk who kindly lent us their equipment for the weekend.
Posted by Ros Bell, Sunday, 13th May 2012 @ 3:05pm
Yes, you can now join NELIYI by making an online payment throught this website, and will be able to book and pay for workshops online here too.
So, if you are not yet a NELIYI member, you can click on the Joining NELIYI tab above and take advantage of our special part-year discounted membership rate offer. If you are a member already, we should be offering online renewal by the time the current membership year ends this autumn, so join this online website group ready for that.
As new workshops are added to our online calendar of events, they will have a 'Buy tickets' button that you can click on to book and pay for your place. Convenient for us all.
Posted by Ros Bell, Thursday, 26th April 2012 @ 11:24am
The NELIYI membership year starts 1st October, which is when subscriptions become due. Normally we announce the next year's subscription rates at our AGM, but we didn't do so this year, due to various uncertainties about future costs (magazine postage rises, etc.). However, the Committee has now discussed and decided the membership fee for next year (Oct 2012 - 2013), and has tried very hard to keep the inevitable rise as little as possible. The membership subscription fee for NELIYI's 2012-13 year will be only £18, which we think will keep it level with or lower than IYA's individual membership rate - so NELIYI membership will continue to be a great bargain. And October's still a long way away :-)
Posted by Ros Bell, Sunday, 8th April 2012 @ 10:19am
It's been a long time now since NELIYI had its own proper website up and running, but we're finally getting back off the yoga mat (and away from other distractions) and onto the computer and sorting it out. It may be something of an evolutionary process, rather than a big bang of re-creation (unless someone out there is a webtech-minded enthusiast who wants to come and help us?). So please bear with the gradual website changes, and please do send in your feedback, using this website's Contact button or in the Members' Forum on this website. Thanks.