Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of Sri BKS Iyengar of Pune, India. Mr. Iyengar, or “Guruji” as he is affectionately known, has been studying yoga for over 80 years and is considered the world’s foremost authority on its practice and teachings.
At almost 95 years old, he continues his daily practice and oversees the institute in India (RIMYI) where his daughter, Geeta Iyengar and son, Prashant Iyengar, currently teach and train teachers. He is also very involved in the certification process of Iyengar Yoga teachers throughout the world.
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnur Guru Devo Mahesvarah
Guruh Sakshat Parambrahma
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
I prostrate to that Sri Guru, who is himself Brahma, Vishnu and God Maheshwara, and who is verily the Supreme Absolute Itself.