Iyengar Yoga

B.K.S. Iyengar

Called the "Michelangelo of yoga" and the "king of yogis," named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, B. K. S. Iyengar is universally acknowledged as the world's greatest yoga teacher.

Bellur

Guruji has told us we can best demonstrate our gratitude for his teachings by supporting the transformation of his ancestral village of Bellur. Some of the landmarks already achieved are a free hospital, water treatment facilities, India's first temple dedicated to Patanjali, and the free primary and high school which supply uniforms, books and a hot lunch, often the children's only meal of the day.

Here is the letter in which Guruji originally asked for our help with the Bellur project:

Geeta Iyengar

Geeta Iyengar's teaching at the Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, was a series of compressed, progressive classes designed for beginners. The DVDs offer a unique "how to" on teaching, filmed in an intimate setting. Geetaji is brilliant, humorous, inspired. Watch our excerpts from Day One as she teaches Utthita Trikonasana for the first time.

Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is firmly grounded in the ancient Indian art of yoga. More than 2,500 years ago, in The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali wrote about Astanga Yoga, the eight- limbed path towards spiritual fulfillment. Iyengar Yoga addresses this journey from a perspective which is practical, experiential and intensely personal.