Iyengar festival to draw world-class teachers

Wednesday 20 June, 2007

Students and yoga teachers will convene in California next month to celebrate the work of BKS Iyengar. Over 50 instructors will attend the Yogacharya Iyengar Festival to mark the achievements of one of yoga's seminal figures.

The festival will comprise two main sections: the first is a five-day intensive Iyengar event for experienced teachers in the discipline, held from July 9-13.

The second will be an an open weekend, from July 13-15, where students from any yoga background can take workshops and classes.

An impressive line-up of teachers includes Rodney Yee, David Life and Shiva Rea.

Iyengar yoga, which has a particular focus on alignment and precision, has built up a dedicated international following. Devotees claim it is now the most practised yoga discipline.

Sri BKS Iyengar arrived in Pune, India, in 1937, where he began a career. The city is now home to the famous Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute, where his daughter and son are also directors.

There are now over 2,000 qualified Iyengar yoga teachers in the world.











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