In keeping with its mission to promote the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, IYASW has created a Community Service program to offer stipends to IYASW Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers who bring yoga to underserved populations in the region.

Community Service Project Ideas:

  • teaching in prisons

  • teaching veteran

  • teaching in assisted living facilities

  • teaching in homeless shelters

  • teaching victims of domestic violence

  • teaching faculty or students in public schools 

For more details, see the Community Service Program policy.

IYASW would like to hear from teachers who instruct yoga classes on a volunteer basis. Please send a brief description of those classes to, ATTN: Community Service Coordinator.  Hearing from you will help IYASW develop its Community Service Program, and ideally inspire others to do similar work.

To help fund this program, IYASW welcomes your financial contributions.  

To begin the application process, please complete this form: