Centenary Celebrations

This year will mark 100 years since BKS Iyengar's birth. Events are being organised in India, across the globe and in Australia in each state and territory to celebrate this auspicious year.

Yoga Mandir is involved in the coordination of the events here in the ACT and we invite you to save the dates for the following confirmed events:




DATE: Saturday 13 October
LOCATION: Corroboree Park Hall, Patterson St, Ainslie
TIME: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
CONTACT EMAIL OR PHONE events@iyengaryoga.asn.au
A SHORT BIO OF WHAT TO EXPECT: Sarah Burns will teach a free yoga class in honour of BKS Iyengar followed by a social gathering.
DATE: Sunday 21 October
LOCATION: Yoga Mandir, 42 Mort St, Braddon 
TIME: 3:45pm for 4:00pm start - 5:30pm class. Food and talk from 5:45pm  6:45pm.
WHAT TO BRING: small plate of vegetarian food to share (optional)
CONTACT EMAIL OR PHONE office@yogamandir.com.au
A SHORT BIO OF WHAT TO EXPECT: Senior teacher Alan Goode will offer a general yoga class free for all. This will be followed by sharing food and an informal talk to the community by Alan and experienced teacher Sarah Burns. Alan and Sarah will share photographs and memories of their time with BKS Iyengar. There will also be an exhibition on the use of props.

DATE:Sunday 4 November

LOCATION: Canberra Yoga Space, 6/13 Botany Street, Phillip

TIME: 11.30-1.00pm


CONTACT EMAIL OR PHONE events@iyengaryoga.asn.au

A SHORT BIO OF WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR EVENT: Whether you are new to yoga, or have been practising for some time, it can be informative and inspirational to watch others practise. Following an introduction to the contributions that BKS Iyengar made to yoga through his practice and teaching,  experienced Iyengar students from all schools offering Iyengar yoga in the Canberra region will offer a demonstration of asana practice.  This will be followed by refreshments and time for discussion. There is no cost.

DATE: Saturday 10 November
LOCATION: Queanbeyan Yoga Room, 2 O'Hanlon Rd, Queanbeyan 
TIME: 4:30pm- 5:15pm class, 5:30pm - 6:15pm film.
CONTACT EMAIL OR PHONE info@queanbeyanyogaroom.com.au
A SHORT BIO OF WHAT TO EXPECT Chris O'Reilly will teach a free class, followed by the screening of documentary film 'Atma Darsana: Reflection of the Soul, B.K.S. Iyengar'. For the class places are very limited, so please RSVP by Monday 5 November. All welcome to attend the film at 5:30pm and refreshments afterwards.