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B.K.S Iyengar

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar was the foremost pupil of the distinguished Yoga master T. Krishnamarcharya.


B.K.S. Iyengar was born in 1918 in Bellur in South India and commenced practicing Yoga at the age of 14. Over eight decades of intense and steadfast practice, B.K.S Iyengar evolved a wide range of methodologies and techniques.

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 Guruji discovered numerous esoteric facets of this profound science. Using his own being as a laboratory he created and propagated unique ways of practicing and imparting the science of yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar's therapeutic work earned him the reputation of being the foremost healer in the yogic tradition. Furthermore, numerous yoga props were invented by Yogacharya Iyengar to enable people to safely and beneficially practice yoga-asanas. Iyengar Yoga is accessible to all irrespective of their age, caste, gender, ethnic or cultural background.


B.K.S Iyengar was the author of the authoritative and best selling works such as Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Life. He taught thousands and touched the lives of millions. B.K.S Iyengar was regularly honoured both in India and overseas. Honours bestowed on him includes the prestigious Padmavibhushan, Padmabhushan, and the Padmashri from the President of India and doctoral degrees from renowned institutions of learning.  Later in his life, B.K.S. Iyengar turned Bellur into a model village. Yogacharya Iyengar passed away on August 20, 2014.


The Iyengar Lineage

Swati & Rajiv Chanchani

The activities of the center are inspired by the lives and lessons received by the founder from her teachers Swati and Rajiv Chanchani at Dehradun. The Chanchanis ( have based their lives on the teachings of the revered sage Patanjali and the renowned Yoga masters Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, Srimati Geeta Iyengar and Sri Prashant Iyengar of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India.

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