The current IYN company directors are Pete Yates, Company Secretary, Ellen Lee, Chair and Jim Gough-Olaya, Treasurer. All three have had decades of Yoga teaching experience. Pete is founder and director of The Parkdale Yoga Centre and Ellen of the Bushey School of Yoga. Jim has wide experience of teaching Yoga in prisons and to the terminally ill, as well as training teachers in an apprenticeship system.
Pete Yates and Ellen Lee currently look after registration. Pete Yates is founder and director of the Parkdale Yoga Centre and Heart Yoga teacher training. He was the first Chair of the IYN and held the post for nearly six years.
2013 team: Stef Cartwright [co-ordinator], Deb Auden, Rachel Wiiliamson, Ashish Bhatia, Jette Palmer
Namaskaram (IYN e-zine and news letter)
Namaskaram is edited by Yoga Teachers Matthew Head and Jerry Jones. Jerry is founder and director of The Yoga Academy.
Aesthetics and Semiotics
The appearance and content of IYN materials is overseen by Sama Fabian, Tanya Sayed, Pete Yates, Godfri Devereux and Stef Cartwright. Sama and Tanya are founders and directors of the Aurolab Teacher Training, one of the first IYN schools. Godfri is founder of Windfire Yoga, also an original IYN school, and Stef leads the Innate Music project.
The IYN presence at the Yoga Show in 2013 is being co-ordinated by Ellen Lee, IYN Chair.
Politics, lobbying and external liaison
Pete Yates and Ellen Lee represent the IYN with bodies that are likely to impact on the future of Yoga, including Parliament, SkillsActive, BWY etc., and their work is always informed by the central IYN aim of keeping Yoga free.
Paul Collins, Stef Cartwright, Kathryn Varley.