B.K.S. Iyengar

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar fondly known as ‘Guruji’ masterminded the techniques which can be used by Yoga practitioners. Called the “Michelangelo of yoga” and named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, B.K.S. Iyengar was universally acknowledged as the world’s foremost yoga teacher. He brought wisdom of Yoga and Yoga Sutras to the ordinary human being. Born in Bellur, India in 1918, he was introduced to yoga at the age of 16.  Guruji has written numerous books on yoga. His book ‘Light on Yoga’, called “the bible of yoga,” has been the source book for generations of yoga students.

May the light he showed us continue to help us through our journey of yoga..!

PC: Jake Clennell
PC: Jake Clennell


A former Taekwondo enthusiast, Uday was introduced to the Iyengar method by his martial arts teacher. He began learning directly with Guruji, Geetaji and Prashantji in 1999.
Over his many years at the Institute, Uday conducted classes for children (7-15years), intermediate and beginner students. Uday was a regular assistant in the medical (therapeutic) classes at RIMYI, held thrice a week. In 2015 Uday was a guest teacher at the 21st French Iyengar Yoga National Convention. Since then he has been regularly conducting workshops and Yoga retreats in United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Germany. Uday has been a member of Yoga Teachers contingent sent by the government of India to China on International Yoga day 2016 on behalf of RIMYI, Pune.


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