Yogacharya Sri BKS Iyengar has passed away in Pune, India, at 3:15 am on August 20, 2014. Even as we feel deep sadness at this time, let us also feel gratitude for all that he has given us and for how he has transformed our lives. We are most fortunate to have been guided by his light in our lifetime.

Geeta Iyengar has shared the following message, in memory of her father:

Only his body has ended. One person’s efforts from inside out, changed the acceptance of yoga throughout the world. Nothing was hidden, from the time he began to practice, to his illness and death. Even last night he was telling Abhijata [his grand-daughter], “I have shown you all these things, now realize them for yourself.” What he has given cannot be encompassed by words. If a disciple is more developed, then that person will understand. What can be said in words, is that he was precious to us.

Patricia Walden, BKS Iyengar Yogamala, and the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England invite you to a special community gathering in memory of Yogacharya Sri BKS Iyengar this Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 3 to 5 pm at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, 8 Inman Street, in Central Square, Cambridge. If you wish, please print out and bring an offering of a quote or reminiscence from BKS Iyengar that has special meaning for you, which can be displayed on our memory board. All are welcome.