Membership & Joining

As a member of IY(UK) you will receive a printed copy of our magazine ‘Iyengar Yoga News’ in Autumn and Spring.  IYN is published twice a year and is only available to members. The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March, but you can join at any time of the year.

You can join either as an Individual Member, or join one of our regional Member Groups, which gives you automatic membership of IY(UK). Often it is cheaper to join this way, and you have the benefits of being a member of your local Group as well as the national IY(UK).  Find out more about the different Member Groups around the country here.

To join IY(UK) for the first time as and Individual or via a Member Group, click the ‘join’ button below. If you have joined in the past please sign in to renew your membership.  Please use the ‘forgot your password’ link to get a reminder sent to you, or if you still aren’t able to gain access please contact us

Individual non-teacher membership for the year 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 costs:

£20 for UK and Republic of Ireland residents, or a reduced fee if you select a Member Group when you sign up
£39 for overseas residents.

Already a member? Sign in and go to the Members Dashboard to renew


Benefits of Membership with IY(UK)

  • You will be sent our twice-yearly magazine, Iyengar Yoga News, which contains articles by leading Iyengar yoga teachers (digital only also subscription available)
  • Up to date news about Iyengar yoga
  • The opportunity to network with other Iyengar yoga practitioners and teachers
  • Eligibility to book a place at our Annual Convention led by a senior teacher
  • The opportunity to submit Iyengar yoga related articles to our magazine
  • Access to Members area of our website
  • The opportunity to subscribe to Yoga Rahasya, the official quarterly magazine produced by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Pune and the Light on Yoga Research Trust (LOYRT), Mumbai, India

If you are already a member and wish to renew your membership please sign in to the website and go the Members Dashboard (linked to from the top right of the homepage)


If your membership has expired and you wish to renew, you will still be able to sign in as above and renew online.

If your membership has lapsed and you are unable to sign in for any reason please contact us


Once your membership has been verified you will be able to sign in to access and edit your own profile.


Renewing online is the fastest and most efficient way to renew your membership, and will help us to minimise waste.  If you are a teacher, you need to read the full details of teacher membership renewal which can be found in the Documents section, once you are signed in.


To join as a teacher you must have completed the Introductory Level Assessment.   You can find out about training to teach here.  If you have passed your assessment in another country and would like to apply for teacher membership in the UK, please contact us at


For information about the requirements for reinstating your teacher membership after a break, please click here.  You can renew online but may need to send us supporting information.


There are no part year rates for membership. Refunds will normally only be given if there has been an overpayment or an amount paid in error.  Please contact the Main Office if you think you have made an incorrect payment or you have a query about a payment you have made.