Iyengar: The Man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey


Thanks to our community partner B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Studio of Tucson!

Iyengar Yoga is well respected, practiced worldwide and credited by multitudes as life-transforming, but because its founder B. K. S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice… until now!

“For anyone who has experienced the joyful potential of yoga, or even struggled to get into a forward fold, this heartfelt film is bound to strike a chord.” – Marc Caron, Conscious Living

Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell’s documentary Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, The Student’s Journey is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practice, which has led religions around the world including Catholicism and Islam to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into their ritual observances. Best of all is the extraordinary time spent with Iyengar, himself, including in the studio where he rules alternately with an iron fist and a velvet touch while demonstrating feats of flexibility and discipline that would be extraordinary if carried out by an Olympic gymnast, let alone a man in his 90s. This documentary is required viewing for anyone with an interest in yoga, wellness, spirituality, or the connection of mind and body. (Dir. by Jake Clennell, 2019, India/USA, in English/Kannada with English subtitles, 106 mins., Not Rated)