Mission Statement


The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Los Angeles (IYALA) is a non-profit organization, whose mission is twofold:

(1) To disseminate the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and his family.

(2) To unite the Iyengar Yoga community in the Los Angeles area.

The Association owns and operates the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (IYILA), offering daily classes, workshops, and specialty courses from beginner to advanced levels.

We are a regional affiliate of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS) and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.