Internationally acknowledged as the modern master of yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) is universally honored for the depth of his understanding and teaching of the art, science and philosophy of yoga. He is the author of Light on Yoga, the most authoritative modern yoga text, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras, Tree of Yoga, Light on Life and other exceptional reference works.
B.K.S. Iyengar (Bellur Krishnamacarya Sundaraja Iyengar) as profound, knowledgeable and innovative practitioner and teacher is an inspiration to countless students and yoga practitioners around the globe.
From the time he was 16-years-old until his death at 96 on August 20, 2014, he devoted his life to developing, practicing and evolving traditional style of yoga, referred by his students as Iyengar Yoga. As a result Iyengar Yoga principles are now incorporated into the teaching of yoga under many names as well as into many other forms of exercise, therapy and movement.
Mr. Iyengar is also a pioneer in the therapeutic applications of yoga to the treatment of many medical conditions and physical problems.
Medical professionals and research in many disciplines and countries have recognized the efficacy of his method. His revolutionary use of yoga props allows students of all ages and abilities to work to their fullest potential while overcoming limitations. It is perhaps his greatest achievement that B.K.S. Iyengar has made yoga accessible to and relevant for everyone.
Geeta S. Iyengar and Prashant S. Iyengar
Geeta S. and Prashant S. Iyengar, Mr. Iyengar’s daughter and son, teach and refine this constantly evolving method at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. Teachers and practitioners from all over the world come regularly to hone skills for their own development and to take back to their own Iyengar Yoga communities.
Smt. Geeta S. Iyengar is the eldest daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar and one of the world’s leading authorities on yoga in her own right. She mastered the art of yoga at a very young age by observing her father in practice. She is also a graduate in philosophy and a doctor of ayuverdic medicine. She is presently the Director of the Ramamani
Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). Since beginning teaching in 1962, Geeta-ji has taught thousands of students. Her pioneering work in adapting yoga for every phase of a woman’s life has been explained in her many writings, including the seminal ‘Yoga: A Gem for Women’. She is also the author of Yoga in Action: Preliminary & Intermediate Courses.
Sri. Prashant S. Iyengar is the son of B.K.S. Iyengar and one of the world’s most respected yoga and philosophy teachers. He is presently the Director of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). His knowledge of the scriptures and the ancient texts informs his teachings. Prashant-ji has written many important texts on yoga.