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FIRST ONLINE IYENGAR YOGA FESTIVAL

Purchasing the recordings of First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival offers a unique possibilityto practice with the best Iyengar Yoga teachers from the comfort of your own home

We invited teachers of the Iyengar Yoga Institute and David Meloni, who owns the highestpossible certificate in the Iyengar Yoga system, to bring you the genuine opportunity to learn Iyengar Yoga.

The recordings are yours for a lifetime and the whole package consist of 25 times 2 hour classes now only for 216 euros. That means a class costs 9 euros instead of 58 euros, so you can get the recordings of the whole festival for 216 euros instead of 1450 euros. Without having to by a plane ticket you receive the experience of spending and learning one week and at the Iyengar Yoga Institute.

20% of net income goes to Bellur Trust to help the local community of Bellur, Guruji’s birthplace

In the honour of BKS Iyengar Guruji and Geeta Iyengar Geetaji

The classes will help deepen your knowledge and understanding of specific subjects of Iyengar Yoga which regular classes usually cannot cover

Gulnaaz Dashti about teachers practice class as Guruji and Geetaji wanted to see in our practice, Murtuza Dashti about general Iyengar Yoga Classes and teenager class, Kishor Vishnu Ambekar about Physical, Mental, Emotional Wellbeing and Yoga, the Dashti Family about Iyengar yoga for kids, David Meloni about Pranayama and Hanumanasana step by step (for practitioners with minimum 3 years of experience), Ali Dashti about yoga for athletes, Rajlaxmi Nidmarti about high blood pressure, heart and circulation disorders therapy with Iyengar Yoga, Diabetes and hormonal problems Women’s therapy class. Popsi Narasimhan about Patanjali Yoga sutras chanting and lecture.

We recommend the recordings for all Iyengar Yoga teachers and practitioners from all around the world. Enjoy this unique opportunity!

The festival recordings are for Iyengar Yoga teachers and practitioners who want to deepen their practice and widen their knowledge.

The First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival videos offers an outstanding opportunity for everyone who got stuck in advancing in their practice due to the current lockdowns and is seeking inspiration to continue and progress.

If you are a teacher,

you will be able to enhance your knowledge on specific subjects that can complete and give new qualities to your classes.

If you are a practitioner,

you will have the chance to deepen your own on-going practice, to work on precision and get new perspectives about the benefits and areas of application of Iyengar Yoga from teachers who learned alongside Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar.

All the recorded classes are your fors for a lifetime!

For 216 euros instead of 1450 euros you get the opportunity to learn from the leading, internationally acclaimed Iyengar Yoga teachers and enjoy these recordings for a lifetime.

You can use it any time for the preparation of your classes, for refreshing your knowledge or simply to get inspired in your practice.

24 times 120 minute long classes

The festival offers 25times 120 minutes long classes only for 216 euros.

Improve the quality of your life and help to improve the quality of other people’s lifes

The First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival is organized in the honour of Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Prashant S. Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar. For this reason, we found it important to offer twenty percent of the festival’s net income to the Bellur Krishnamachar Seshamma Smaraka Nidhi Trust.  The trust was founded in 2003 by B.K.S. Iyengar with the goal improve the quality of life of the local villagers of Bellur. The intent of this Trust is to bring about a silent revolution and to uplift to the entire local community by improving education, healthcare and basic infrastructure.

Regular practice of ‘Iyengar Yoga’ definitely integrates the body and mind.

 Yoga is a method of silencing the vibrations of the chitta.

Chitta is the consciousness which includes the mind, the intellect and the ego.

Sage Patanjali defines yoga as chitta vritti nirodha. Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar with his intellectual and spiritual practices has masterminded the techniques which can be used by all practitioners of yoga. “Research based experience” and “experience based research” has helped him in evolving this technique, which is now known as”Iyengar Yoga”. Iyengar yoga is meant for all and is a way of life. The use of props, designed by Guruji , such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana. Regular practice of ‘Iyengar Yoga’ definitely integrates the body and mind.

About B.K.S. Iyengar

Photograps copyright RIMYI Pune

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar (1918-2014) was born on December 14, 1918. Guruji was a victim of malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis in his childhood. At the age of 16, he was introduced to yoga by his Guru, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, and he began a dedicated practice journey his illnesses. In 1943, Guruji married Ramamani. She supported Guruji along with her family of five daughters, namely Geeta, Vinita, Suchita, Sunita and Savitha and one son, Prashant. Both Geetaji and Prashantji are supporting Guruji in teaching Iyengar Yoga even today. A fortuitous meeting with the violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin in 1952 was instrumental in introducing the Western World to Guruji. Menuhin was responsible for introducing several luminaries to BKS Iyengar, including the Queen Mother of Belgium.

On January 26th 1973, Guruji laid the foundation of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, named after his wife Smt. Ramamani Iyengar.

Guruji’s teachings were first published in 1966 as “Light on Yoga”, which has been translated into 18 languages. Today, he is the author of 14 books.

Guruji was a sincere and committed practitioner. Guruji was the first person to teach a large group of students. He laid great emphasis on precision and alignment, which is followed by his students. He gets students to perform and break barriers. He brings about an automatic transformation in the mind and habits of people. He is the only person to teach the highest aspects of yoga – Atma Darshan through asanas. He continued to practice right up until his death on August 20th 2014, at 95 years of age. While in practice, Guruji was an artist at work. He was always at ease in any posture he performed. Precision and beauty mark the asana, and the regular practice he advocated integrates the body, mind and emotions.

About Geeta Iyengar

Photograps copyright RIMYI Pune

Geeta Iyengar (1944-2018), eldest daughter of the founder of the worldwide Iyengar Yoga method, Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar, was described as “the world’s leading female yoga teacher”(Los Angeles Times). Iyengar studied yoga with her father from an early age. After graduating high school in 1961, she began substituting for her father when he was away on international teaching tours. Since her father’s retirement in 1984, she was co-director of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) along with her brother, Prashant S. Iyengar, and was undertaking her own international teaching tours.

About Prashant S. Iyengar

Photograps copyright RIMYI Pune

Sri. Prashant S. Iyengar is the son of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. He is presently the director of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). His knowledge about the scriptures and the ancient texts makes his way of teaching unique. He is also known for his philosophical approach to Iyengar Yoga practice. He is an accomplished violinist too.

About Abhijata Iyengar

Photograps copyright RIMYI Pune

Abhijata Iyengar started seriously studying yoga from the young age of 16, under the direct guidance of her maternal grandfather, B.K.S. Iyengar, her aunt, Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar, and uncle, Sri Prashant Iyengar. She is a senior teacher at RIMYI.

The founder of the First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival

Hajnalka Sárig, the founder of the First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival, met Iyengar Yoga at the age of 25 and immediately felt that this was the path she wanted to dedicate herself to.

It was a huge dream of hers to meet Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar and the Iyengar family.

The summer of 2011 brought a defining moment in her life when she was able to spend a month in Pune. It gave her a huge immense inspiration to return to the Iyengar Yoga Institute over and over again. From that point on, she spent one or two months every year in Pune. In 2015 she received the “Intermediate Junior level II.” certificate.

The outbreak of the pandemic inspired her to convey B.K.S Iyengar’s and Geetaji’s message online with as many Iyengar Yoga teachers as possible.

This is how the First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival was born, with the motto of conveying Guruji’s and Geetaji’s message to Iyengar Yoga teachers from all around the world, and giving them the chance to travel to Pune virtually and have the experience that we all miss so much. That is who invited the most experienced and acclaimed Iyengar Yoga teachers who she encountered with during the 16 years she has been practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga.

Learn from the best teachers

The First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival recordings offers the possibility for the international Iyengar Yoga community to learn from the best teachers, from whom many learnt and grew up next to Guruji, B.K.S Iyengar.

The classes will be taught by the teachers of the Iyengar Yoga Institute, most of whom learnt and practiced with B.K.S Iyengar, and David Meloni who is the only Iyengar teacher awarded with the highest certificate, the „Advanced Senior level II.”.

Buy your recordings now!

The festival offers 25 times 120 minutes long classes only for 216 euros.

Here are the details and classes


FRIDAY-7th of May

David MeloniPranayama
Murtuza DashtiGeneral Iyengar Yoga class
Gulnaaz DashtiTeachers practice as Guruji and Geetaji wanted to see
our practice
Rajlaxmi NidmartiHigh blood pressure and heart problems theraphy
with Iyengar Yoga
Ali DashtiIyengar Yoga for sports
Kishor Vishnu AmbekarPhysical wellbeing and Yoga
David MeloniAdvanced class
David MeloniQuestion and Answer

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FAQ

What happens if I cannot take part in all the classes?

Don’t worry, you can choose the classes you can participate in live stream and the rest of them you will receive recorded in 48hoursafter the end of the festival which is yours for a lifetime. The recordings are included in the original price.

How can I apply?

First choose an item, which in this case is the „First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival”.

Click on „Add to cart”. Next, click on the cart sign in the upper right corner and see what you have added already. Here, when you scroll down, a form will appear, where you have to fill in your personal data. Then, on the bottom of the page, please choose your mode of payment and fill in the required data. Please note that each mode of payment (e.g.Simplepay, Paypal), depending on your choice, will charge you a different commission fee, you will always see the commission rate stated during the payment.

Please see the video about how to apply here:

How can I join the Iyengar Yoga festival after my successful payment?

You will receive three important e-mails after your application:

First you will get a Zoom link, with which you will be able to access the live streams, and the confirmation of your order. Next in another e-mail you will receive your invoice. Lastly you will get an e-mail saying „Your online Iyengar Yoga account has been created” and you will get the password for it, which is very important that you save, because you will be able to access the recorded classes from this account later on. Please note that the recordings will be uploaded on your account 48 hours after the end of the festival.Please take extra care about when you enter the online classes through Zoom, you use the same name that you have applied with before!  One zoom link is for one person, who can open it with one device.

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