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Summer Enrichment

Celebrate the long days of summer with Ann Kilbertus and Brandy Baybutt in this mini intensive to renew and expand your practice.

New Term starts Monday!

New term starts Monday!

“The physical body is not only
a temple for the soul,
but the means by which
we embark on the inward journey
toward the core.”

-BKS Iyengar

Dear Community

Dear Community,

Good news! We are redesigning our website, to be unveiled in the near future. One thing we would like to feature is student reviews. Are you able to tell us about a positive experience you had, a teacher or class you love, or how you feel about Iyengar yoga (in person or Zoom)?

Please submit your review in one of two methods:

Email directly to me, Laine Canivet, President at
Write your review and drop it into the suggestion box located just inside the front door of the yoga studio.
We won’t be publishing your name on the website but you should indicate if you want either your first name, just your initials or nothing to be associated with your review.

Thank you so much for helping us with this part of the “website redesign project”. It is appreciated.

Namaste, Laine
(Laine Canivet, President)

Happy Easter Everyone! The centre is closed Friday 7th

Happy Easter Everyone! The centre is closed tomorrow, Friday 7th, reopening Saturday for regular classes and office hours throughout the weekend and Monday, with the exception of Ann’s evening class.

“Look after the root of the tree, and the fragrant flower and luscious fruits will grow by themselves. Look after the health of the body, and the fragrance of the mind and richness of the spirit will follow.” -BKS Iyengar

Meet the 2023 Board of Directors

Dear Students,

On March 1, 2023 the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria held its 45th Annual General Meeting. Laine Canivet (President) and Leslie Hogya offer a summary of its activities and volunteers. We salute you all!

Iyengar Yoga Centre – 2022
We are unique in the yoga sector in that we are a not for profit as well as a registered charity. As a charity, we must comply with CRA regulations governing, among other things, fund raising and issuing tax receipts. Our classes and workshops must be available to all who require them, hence our pay what you can option. We are governed by a board of directors and at the AGM earlier this month, all current board members agreed to serve another year. We owe a great debt of gratitude to our board members who help guide and steer our centre.

The centre, founded in 1978 under the Society Act of BC by Shirley Daventry French, Dr. Derek French and others, is the longest operating yoga studio in Victoria. Our purpose is to encourage the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of our members. Inspired by BKS Iyengar’s method, our teachers meet international standards and are certified under the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada. In 2022 our teachers were Leslie Hogya, Ann Kilbertus, Ty Chandler, Lucie Guindon, Marlene Miller, Gary Wong, Adia Kapoor, Johanna Godliman, Britta Poisson and Wendy Boyer.

As general manager, Wendy reports to the board, closely monitors the centre’s finances and responds to challenges including the recent shifting demands of the pandemic, the occasional fire or flood, and daily operations. Britta, our office manager, organizes office operations, procedures, and communications and works with the staff – Hilary McPhail, Bob Maher and Billie Essa – to ensure that the whole office is running smoothly. Bruce Cox manages our website and Theron Morgan is our bookkeeper.

With the support of the staff and board, many volunteers carry out myriad tasks. Last year our dedicated team of volunteers kept the props in order and cleaned the lobby and studios each week. Thanks to Annie Kitchen, Caroline Meggison, Laine Canivet, Laura Fellman, Barbara Preston and Wendy Wimbush.

All this makes a community – a community dedicated to spreading the light of Iyengar yoga to all.

Namaste, love
Wendy and Britta

Your imagination is everything…

 It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

Join Leslie & Louie to explore the imagination through the lens of yoga. Next Sunday, March 12!