International Centered Yoga Association

Logo of the International Centered Yoga Association

Dear Friends,

We are happy to present the International Centered Yoga Association that has as aim the promotion of the method Centered Yoga of Dona Holleman. Centered Yoga is the result of fifty years of study and practice of Dona in the field of yoga, and as such needs to be preserved in its pure original form.


The International Centered Yoga Association (ICYA) has its seat in Rome, Italy. Its aims are:

  1. The promotion of ‘Centered Yoga’ as developed by Dona Holleman through seminars, teacher training courses and publication of didactic material (books and DVD’s)
  2. The preservation of the intellectual and spiritual patrimony of Dona Holleman by publishing and translating her manuscripts in all languages, and creating an archive of all material: books, photographs, video’s, DVD’s etc.
  3. The ICYA intends to organize:
    • Teacher Training Courses, which will be held in Italian and in English
    • Upgrading courses to become senior teachers, both in Italian and English. To qualify for these courses you need to have been a student of Dona for at least eight years and have been certified by her in Centered Yoga.
    • Conventions, seminars and meetings to promote and spread Centered Yoga

Information about membership

I. Students

Membership of the International Centered Yoga Association for students is € 50 per annum.
For the registration form see below.

The membership card for students includes:

  1. European Accident Insurance during the ICYA events and in all officially recognized Centered Yoga schools and classes
  2. Discount of 10% on books, DVD’s and all educational material
  3. Discount of 5% on participating in seminars, conventions and all ICYA events (excluding Teacher Training Courses).
  4. The right to receive – via email – the monthly newsletter ‘Centering Down’
  5. Precedence on courses, seminars and conventions with limited attendance
  6. The right to attend the annual general assembly of the ICYA and bring forth your ideas
    to be discussed in the assembly

II. Schools/teachers

Membership of the Association for teachers/schools is € 100 per annum.
For the registration form see below.

The membership card for teachers/schools includes:

  1. European Accident Insurance for teachers and students during the ICYA events and in all officially recognized Centered Yoga schools and classes
  2. The right to use the name 'Centered Yoga' and the logo of the ICYA for your school, your visiting cards, brochures, website etc.
  3. Publicizing your school and courses on the ICYA website
  4. Discount of 10% on books, DVD’s and all educational material
  5. Discount of 5% on participating in seminars, conventions and all ICYA events (excluding Teacher Training Courses).
  6. The right to receive – via email – the monthly newsletter ‘Centering Down’
  7. The right to submit articles for the newsletter ‘Centering Down’, to be assessed on suitability by Dona
  8. Precedence on courses, seminars and conventions with limited attendance
  9. The right to attend the annual general assembly of the ICYA and bring forth your ideas to be discussed in the assembly
  10. The obligation to attend a refreshment course every three years

Stay Centered and enjoy your time and space!