The Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California Region, Inc. (IYACSR) board has a variety of aims. The Board serves to spread the teaching of Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar and to maintain the teaching standard set by him. It also serves to advance public education in the classical teaching of the science of Yoga. Another objective is to arrange and provide for the holding of Yoga demonstrations, meetings, lectures and classes. The Board promotes and advances the study and practice of, and research into, the therapeutic effects of Iyengar Yoga as a means of improving the mental, physical, and spiritual health of the community. Publication of useful results of any such research is also supported by IYACSR. Finally, IYACSR encourages communication, harmony and unity among Iyengar Yoga practitioners in the San Diego region and in other parts of the world.

The IYACSR board is offering scholarships to our membership. Limited funds will be available each calendar year for use by our membership. The scholarship could be used to supplement a variety of activities as long as they are deemed to be congruent with the aims cited above.

The board reserves the right to determine how much will be made available annually and this amount will vary in accordance with earnings derived during the previous year. The board will determine the amount allocated to an individual applicant, and may not be the full amount requested. All board members will be involved in considering scholarship requests.

The selection guidelines for the IYACSR Scholarship are as follows:

  • Funded endeavor must contribute to the growth of the Iyengar Yoga tradition in our region
  • Applicant is a current member of IYACSR in good standing.
  • Applicant displays dedication to the practice of Iyengar yoga.
  • Applicant demonstrates financial need.
  • Applicant agrees to provide proof of expenditures associated with the funded request.
  • Applicant provides an endorsement from a current teacher certified in the Iyengar method.
  • Current IYACSR Board members are ineligible for scholarships.

Fill out the application below or download the scholarship application and mail it.

Scholarship Application

  • Study History

  • If YES, someone from the IYACSR board will contact you. This essay could be used in our IYACSR newsletters or website.