Sri B.K.S. Iyengar December 12, 1918 - August 19, 2014


B.K.S. Iyengar passed from this life on August 19, 2014, 3:15am, in Pune, India.

At will find a link to a brief obituary and also longer life sketch written by Richard Jonas:

There is a story "What is so special about Iyengar Yoga?" in the New York Times here:

Please join me in celebrating his life and sharing deep gratitude for all that he has given us.

Some words from Geetaji, daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar:

"Only his body has ended. One person's efforts from inside out, changed the acceptance of yoga throughout the world. Nothing was hidden, from the time he began to practice, to his illness and death.  Even last night he was telling Abhijata, "I have shown you all these things, now realize them for yourself."

What he has given us cannot be encompassed by words. If a disciple is more developed, then that person will understand. What can be said in words, is that he was precious to us."