Objectives of ORIY
To advance in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire
and Gloucestershire public education in the practice and philosophy
of yoga in the tradition of Patanjali as interpreted by Sri B.
K. S. Iyengar.
To promote and advance for public benefit the study and practice
of Iyengar Yoga as a means of improving the mental, physical and
spiritual health of the community.
To support financially and through personal service such other
exclusively charitable purposes as the ORIY may define from
time to time.
furtherance of the above-mentioned objectives but not further or
otherwise ORIY shall have the following powers:
To provide facilities for the instruction and training of the
public in the principles of Iyengar Yoga.
To arrange and provide for the holding of demonstrations, meetings,
lectures, classes and teacher training.
To promote research into the therapeutic effects of Iyengar Yoga
and to publish the useful results of any such research.
To raise funds or borrow money and to invite and receive contributions
from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription,
donation or otherwise provided that the Institute shall not undertake
any permanent trading activities in raising funds for charitable
To acquire by purchase or otherwise and (subject to the consents
for the time being required by law) exchange, sell and charge
freehold and leasehold land for occupation for the purposes of
To issue a news sheet or periodical publicising its activities
and to publish, issue, circulate gratuitously or otherwise papers,
books, periodicals, pamphlets or other documents or films or recorded
To maintain links with other Iyengar Yoga's.
To provide social, cultural and educational services as are appropriate
to the above objectives.
To do all such things as are necessary for the attainment of the
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