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The Badminton Hall at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune, India came alive for seven consecutive days with over 1,400 people in attendance to receive Geeta’s extraordinary teachings.
Participants stood and enthusiastically applauded as Geeta entered and exited the hall each day. She was welcomed and treated like a celebrity.
The latest issue of Yoga Samachar offers a number of wonderfully interesting stories about travel to Pune, home base of Iyengar Yoga. I made my seventh trip to study in Pune just last month and thought IYNAUS members might enjoy a brief report on the current goings on over there.
This past November was the first time I’ve been in Pune during Diwali. Before classes at RIMYI began, a group of friends and I spent a few days at KARE, an Ayurvedic Retreat Center outside of Pune, where, six years ago, Guruji dedicated the yoga hall. We had an auspicious surprise to find that Guruji and some of his family members were also there. Seeing Guruji at the retreat center, I experienced his special radiant light and glow.
“Sattva Purusayoh Suddhi Samye Kaivalyam” (3.55)
“When the purity of intelligence equals the purity of the soul, the yogi has reached kaivalya, perfection in yoga.” B.K.S. Iyengar translation, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.