Donate to the Institute & Association

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los AngelesPlease remember us for your end-of-year giving and help support the Institute and our Association with a tax-deductible contribution.

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (“IYILA” or “The Institute”) is owned by the B.K.S. Yoga Association of Los Angeles (“IYALA” or “The Association”) which is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and a regional chapter of Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS).

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles provides ongoing classes, workshops, continuing education, and community events. Unfortunately, class fees alone cannot sustain us. Both IYALA and IYILA needs help to nurture our mission to promote and expand the study, practice, and teaching of Iyengar Yoga.

Please consider making a donation to the Institute and/or Association today.

Donations are used to support the Institute (IYILA), including studio maintenance and improvements, ongoing General Operations, and paid staff positions. Funds also help maintain a high-quality supply of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, belts, mats, ropes and other therapeutic props.) The use of props is one of Mr. Iyengar’s unique contributions to the teaching of yoga.

Donations are also used to support the Association (IYALA) and the wider IYALA community, beyond the Institute itself. Funds are used for Community Events and other Outreach Projects, Publications (including Yoga Vidya), Scholarships, the Karin O’Bannon Library, and Membership Recruitment.


Donate to the Bellur Trust

Funds to support Bellur Krishnamachar & Seshamma Smaraka Niddhi Trust (BKSSNT) can be made through the IYNAUS website, which are then forwarded to India to support ongoing efforts to meet basic needs and provide opportunities for residents of Guruji’s birth village, Bellur, and surrounding rural areas.


Donate by Mail

You may also send a check payable to IYILA to:

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles
1835 S. La Cienega Blvd, Suite 240, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Please indicate on the check your donation category (IYILA, IYALA, or Bellur Trust)


Thank you for your support!

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations receive an acknowledgement letter which also serves as a receipt for income tax purposes.

A thank you to all donors is published annually in both Yoga Samachar and Yoga Vidya, unless donors wish to remain anonymous.