2017 IYAC/ACYI Annual General Meeting and Conference in Kelowna, B.C.

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

Event Location

Four Points by Sheraton, Kelowna Airport
5505 Airport Way
V1V 3C3 Kelowna , BC
Contact Name: 
Krisna Zawaduk

Cost of Event

Fee: Early Bird (until June 30): $325.00 (Members only);
After June 30: $375.00
The conference theme for this year is: “Effort and Surrender.” Imagine the possibilities, as we again have the chance to learn from senior Canadian teachers.
Dates: October 19-22, 2017
Registration: On-line registration will open in the Spring.  Watch for the announcement about fees and how to register.
Place: Four Points by Sheraton, Kelowna Airport,
5505 Airport Way
Kelowna BC V1V 3C3
Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved and is open for booking now. The conference rate is $129 for either a two-queen bed room or a king bed room.
To reserve in this block prior to September 17, you may cut and paste the following link into your web browser:
or call the following number by phone and refer to the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada block of rooms: 1 (855) 900-5505.
More information on the conference program will be available over the next few months. 



Thursday Oct 19, 2017
11.30 am-2.00pm: Registration
2:00-2:15 pm: Welcome and announcements
2:15-2:30 pm: Dance for Patanjali: Bharata Natyam Dance, with Ginette Dion     
2:30-500 pm: Jet lag Practice and Pranayama
5:00-6.15 pm:  Meet and Greet, with Finger Food
6.30-8:00 pm:  Pre-AGM Meeting – details to follow later

Friday Oct 20, 2017
7:00-8:30 am: coffee / light breakfast
9:00-11:45 am: Asana
12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch
1:30-4:00 pm: AGM
4:15- 6.15 pm: Pranayama and Restorative Asana

8:00 pm: Optional Evening Events: Indicate your choice at registration, if you wish to attend one of the following:

Option 1:  Iyengar Yoga Studios in a Competitive Yoga Market: A panel and roundtable discussion with Q and A regarding the challenges of managing an Iyengar yoga studio in varied and corporate yoga market. Possible discussion topics: experiences with partnerships, non-profits, sole owner models; exchanging information on how other members have reached new students and retained existing students; and other topics of shared interest. 

Option 2: Ask a Senior Teacher: An opportunity to ask about practice issues, assessment, teaching problems, or Iyengar history, etc.

Saturday Oct 21, 2017
7:00- 8 30am: coffee / light breakfast
9:00 -11:45   Asana
12:00 pm–1:15 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm–3.00 pm: Sutra Study and Chanting - with Leslie Hogya/Ann Kilbertus/ Barbara Young
3:30 pm–5 30 pm:  Pranayama

Sunday Oct 22, 2017

7:00- 8:30 am: coffee / light breakfast
9:00 – 11:45 am:  Pranayama and Asana
12:00pm–12.30pm: Goodbye and lunch pick up