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Centenary Celebration: 100 Years of Yogācārya Srī B.K.S. Iyengar

  • Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids 327 Division Avenue South Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Join us in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Yogācārya Srī B.K.S. Iyengar (December 14th, 1918).

10am Led Practice (Chelsea Tiernan, CIYT) sequence from Light on Yoga, please arrive before 10am, chanting will begin promptly at 10am.

11am - 2pm OPEN HOUSE:

Words of Wisdom on Yoga from Srī B.K.S. Iyengar: IYCGR invites students of Iyengar yoga to share with the community a favorite quote or passage of B.K.S. Iyengar’s wisdom and teachings on yoga. To participate, select a favorite quote or passage from one of B.K.S. Iyengar’s books, including Light on Yoga, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Light on Pranayama, Tree of Yoga, Light on Life, Core of the Yoga Sutras…), copy it with source and page number, and send it to, along with a brief explanation of why it is meaningful to you (optional). The quote will be shared at the Centenary Celebration.

Devotion in Practice: a backbending asana demonstration (dedicated to Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar) by Jennifer Beaumont,

Talk on Srī B.K.S. Iyengar’s life and legacy,

refreshments (community vegetarian potluck),

Art in Action: a screening of films of Mr. Iyengar’s asana demonstrations and More!

All donations for this event will benefit the Bellur Trust. The Bellur Trust is a non profit benefiting Mr. Iyengar’s birthplace, the village of Bellur, India. The trust has helped provide clean drinking water, schools, medical services and yoga teaching to this small Indian village. Suggested Donation: $25

Donation & Reservation here:

Backbends Demonstration by Jennifer Beaumont

Backbends Demonstration by Jennifer Beaumont