Photo by Jake Clennell
Photo by Jake Clennell

Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, (Dec. 14, 1918 – August 20, 2014) was considered one of the world’s foremost authorities of contemporary yoga. He lived in Pune, India and was a devoted practitioner until his death at age 95. He dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga and has trained thousand of students and teachers around the world.

B.K.S. Iyengar revitalized the ancient art of yoga and made it accessible in a dynamic, safe, and effective way. As one of the first teachers to hold public classes, he explored and adapted the classical poses with the use of yoga props when confronted with the diverse needs of a larger population. The props can both intensify the classical poses to promote a deeper awareness and they make asana available to all. His therapeutic approach to yoga is very affective in helping people with back, neck, knee problems, and more.

Iyengar is the author of the most respected books on yoga, including “Light on Yoga,” “Light on Pranayama,” “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,” and “Light on Life.”