Friday, November 22, 2013

Mark Your Calendars: December 14th is the 95th Birthday of B.K.S. Iyengar, and Houston is Celebrating!

Alcove Yoga will host a full day of events in honor of B.K.S. Iyengar's 95th birthday. There will be special classes taught by Daryl Fowkes, Jimena Lieb, and Pauline Schloesser. In the evening, there will be a vegetarian feast sponsored by London Sweets.  This day of celebration ends with a viewing of the inspirational documentary "Leap of Faith," about the obstacles overcome by B.K. S. Iyengar on his yogic path. The Alcove Yoga Boutique, featuring props, clothing, books, and Ayurvedic products from Banyan Botanicals will be open between classes, with special sales for attendees. 

All events require advance registration with ticket purchases. Proceeds of all ticket purchases will go to the Bellur Trust. The Bellur Krishnamachar and Seshamma Smaraka Niddhi Trust is a non-profit organization that B.K.S. Iyengar instituted to provide for the inhabitants of his birth village. Through the Trust, the villagers of Bellur now have a clean water system; free public schools, a free hospital, and the children of the village are fed a hot meal every day. Additionally, the Trust built India's first Patanjali Temple.

Guruji has stated in a letter to IYNAUS that the need for surrounding villages is great, and asks that all birthday contributions go to the Bellur Trust.  Registration for this Iyengar Yoga celebration is online.

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