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Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco

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  • Board Development
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors
  • Women


2201 Sutter StreetSF, CA 94115 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To study, teach, disseminate and promote the art, science and philosophy of Yoga according to the teachings and philosophy of B.K.S. Iyengar.

To foster a flourishing yoga community.

To promote introductory opportunities for people new to yoga, individually tailored classes for students to deepen their practice, and to prepare people to teach Hatha Yoga in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar.


Home to the oldest Iyengar teacher-training program in the United States, and the only state accredited Iyengar Yoga program in California, the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) has trained students and teachers from the United States and around the world for over 30 years.

The IYISF is recognized for its tradition of excellence by offering students a comprehensive curriculum providing a fundamentally sound, rewarding and challenging learning experience in the hatha and ashtanga yoga tradition as taught by BKS Iyengar. (See Light on Yoga, Light on Astanga Yoga & Light on the Yoga Sutras by BKS Iyengar.)

The Institute's program includes intensive studies in Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing practice), human anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and teaching techniques with hands-on experience.

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco is administered by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California (IYANC). The IYANC is a membership based non-profit corporation dedicated to the study, practice and teaching of Iyengar Yoga.

BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California (IYANC)
Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
2201 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

The Iyengar Association of Northern California (IYANC) is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Association run by a Board of Trustees. All earnings are reinvested in the association to maintain operations. The Iyengar Yoga Institute and the Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program are administered by the IYANC.

No individual makes a profit from the running of the programs at IYI. The model for public classes is such that the teachers make 80% or more of the income, compared to 30% at most Yoga studios. We rely on contributions, store sales, and membership to keep the organization running and to pay our highly qualified Teacher Training Faculty.


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