Joining NELIYI and IY(UK)

To join or renew your membership of NELIYI, please see 'Membership & Joining' on the website of our national organisation, IY(UK), which now handles NELIYI membership subscriptions. When you join on the IY(UK) website, follow the directions to join via a member institute (this is cheaper than joining as an individual IY(UK) member), and look for North East London Iyengar Yoga Institute in the list.

If you have any queries about membership, get in touch with Norma Shannon, our Membership Secretary (

NELIYI is a Member Institute of Iyengar Yoga (UK). IY(UK) - which you'll sometimes hear referred to by its old name, the 'Iyengar Yoga Association' or  'IYA' - provides information about Iyengar Yoga and yoga events in the United Kingdom. Many groups of members have formed Institutes or regional groups (such as NELIYI) which hold events on a local scale; others remain as individual members.  Members of NELIYI are automatically members of IY(UK), so will receive a copy of the Iyengar Yoga News magazine twice a year. Also, IY(UK) members are invited to attend an annual yoga convention, at which distinguished yoga teachers from the UK, India and elsewhere lead classes.

Iyengar Yoga (UK) Ltd., as the professional organisation of Iyengar yoga practitioners in the UK, is also responsible for maintaining standards of teaching of Iyengar yoga, and for the assessment and certification of those wishing to teach. All active Iyengar yoga teachers in the UK must belong to IY(UK) and hold the Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark.

You can find out more about IY(UK) and Iyengar Yoga at, where you can also search for Iyengar Yoga teachers in your area.

North East London Iyengar Yoga Institute

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