Geeta Iyengar: Dec 6, 1944-Dec 16, 2018
You may have heard of the sad passing of Geeta Iyengar, the daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar. She died at the age of 74 on December 16th, after a life devoted to the teaching of Iyengar yoga.
Geetaji, as her students called her, was a pioneer for women. She wrote ‘Yoga, a Gem for Women’ in 2002 among other seminal books and is credited for advancing yoga for women’s health. Geeta, the eldest daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar, (he had six children) devoted her life to yoga. She taught daily at the Ramamani Institute founded by her father in Pune, India, and gave workshops all over the world. You can count yourself lucky if you were ever in one of her classes! She was, in fact, teaching at the celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of B.K.S. Iyengar’s life until just days before she died.
Please join me in a class to honour Geeta on Thursday, December 27th from 11am – 12:30pm at the Salt Spring Wellness Centre. The class is by donation and our contribution will go to the Bellur Foundation that Guruji set up in the village of his birth to help build schools and bring a better life to this poor community. http://belluriyengaryogacenter.com/trust/
If you have time, please send me a note if you plan to attend.
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
Jayne Lloyd-Jones, Certified Iyengar yoga teacher