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Morning workshop with Judy Waldman - open to all levels

  • Sunday, 13th January 2013 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Harringay Club, 50 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EE

    Come to this workshop to be challenged, and to move on from mere habit to progress in…

Birthday wishes

Posted by Louise Leonard, Friday, 14th December 2012 @ 4:42pm

  • NELIYI would like to wish our revered Guruji a very happy 94th birthday!

Happy birthday to our revered Guruji

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.


    With great affection from all your students in the North East London area.

PD Day for Iyengar Yoga teachers

  • Saturday, 16th November 2013 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: Eden Primary School, 79 Creighton Avenue, London N10 1NR

    Sorry folks - FULL now. You can still contact Nancy to put your name on the waiting…

Highlights from committee meeting 28 Nov 2012

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 :-)

Committee changes

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.

Renew your membership for the year starting 1st October 2012

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.

Time to book your Autumn/Winter 2012 Workshops

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

Alison Barty Workshop

  • Sunday, 2nd December 2012 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Harringay Club, 50 Tottenham Lane

    Alison attended her first ever yoga class in 1973, while a student. She has practised…

Tessa Bull workshop

  • Sunday, 11th November 2012 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Harringay Club, 50 Tottenham Lane, N8

    Tessa is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner having studied Iyengar yoga since 1981…

Morning workshop with Marios Argiros

  • Sunday, 28th October 2012 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Haringay Club, 50 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EE

    Marios Argiros  is a Senior Intermediate Level 2 Iyengar Teacher who combines teaching yoga…

One-day workshop with Sue Lovell

  • Sunday, 23rd September 2012 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Haringay Club, 50 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EE

    We are delighted to be welcoming Sue Lovell from Peak Yoga in Derbyshire to start our Autumn…

Last chance to attend classes with Uday Bhosale in London

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 or contact Lisa Morris at 

    As numbers are limited, please be sure to book with Lisa in advance.

Inspirational neliyi workshop last weekend

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  who kindly lent us their equipment for the weekend.

Pay online for NELIYI workshops and membership

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.

Membership subscription fees 2012-13 now set

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 :-)

Hello from NELIYI News Editor

Posted by Louise Leonard, Wednesday, 18th April 2012 @ 6:13pm

  • The Spring NELIYI News has been sent to members whose email addresses we have. It has also been uploaded into the Files section of this website (currently accessible only by Members).

Our website - changes afoot

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.

NELIYI committee explores new website possibilities

Posted by Ros Bell, Friday, 20th January 2012 @ 6:27pm

  • As you can see, we are investigating the potential of GroupSpaces to help NELIYI give a better service to its members. Tell us what you think (let's see if the Contact button works yet!).

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