Ways to Get Involved

For the last 30+ years, IYAGNY has served as a wellness oasis, intellectual stimulant, and gathering place for students and teachers interested in developing the self through awareness, rigor, and study. IYAGNY provides solace from the chaos of New York City and our daily lives; we create a space where learning is paramount and exploration is the key. In order to achieve our highest goals, we must rely on the generosity of our community to provide necessary resources to help keep our organization alive. In 2018, our budget exceeded $1.6M, with over 85% spent on programming you’ve come to know so well: daily classes, weekend workshops, special series, guest teacher workshops, teacher training, and continuing education. With your help, we continue to provide: scholarships to fund weekly classes for students who are less fortunate; a $5 community class in Brooklyn; free-of-charge classes for those living with HIV and Breast Cancer patients and survivors; and weekly sessions with intellectually challenged adults.

Each year, we seek to raise more than $175,000 in contributed income to fill our funding gaps, bolster our savings, and create funds to be used for the next, and final, home of the New York Institute. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today and support the future of IYAGNY!



The Yogathon is our annual fundraising extravaganza. The event is broken up into three parts: 90-minute themed donation based-class; free kids class; main event. Free and open to the general public, the main event features Association Teachers, Teacher Trainees, and Students performing dynamic demonstrations of Iyengar Yoga. Each year, the heart of the Iyengar Yoga practice is revealed: duration and stability, repetition and mobility, and creative expression.

Individual Gifts

Students who wish to donate can do so at the Front Desk or online throughout the year. Individual campaigns include the Fall Fund and End-of-Year Wrap Up.

Sustaining Gift

We offer the ability to create a sustained impact on IYAGNY and its programs. When making an online donation, just select a monthly payment option.


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products and features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop AmazonSmile, your purchase will include a 0.5% donation to IYAGNY. For more information, and to name IYAGNY as your charity, go to: http://smile.amazon.com/about.

Family Foundations & Corporate Matches

The Association welcomes all Family Foundation donations as well as Corporate Matching gifts. Contact Executive Director, Edward McKeaney for more information: edward@iyengarnyc.org

Planned Giving

A planned gift is a thoughtful way to create a lasting impact at IYAGNY. There are many ways to include IYAGNY in your estate and income tax planning, whether it be a bequest, beneficiary designation, IRA charitable donations; gift annuities, or retained life estates. Contact Executive Director, Edward McKeaney for more information: edward@iyengarnyc.org

Volunteer/In-Kind Opportunities

At IYAGNY, we provide many points of access for those who want to give back through volunteering time. We seek volunteers to help with our events (Yogathon, Community Nights, etc.), as well as offer a Work Study Program for those interested in trading their time for classes. If you have a specific skill set that you think could help IYAGNY thrive, contact Business Manager, Cooper Chou for more information: cooper@iyengarnyc.org

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