B.K.S. Iyengar (Dec. 14, 1918 – August 20, 2014) revitalized the ancient art of yoga and made it accessible in a dynamic, safe and effective way. As one of the first teachers to hold public classes, he was really a pioneer, exploring and adapting the classical poses with the use of yoga props to serve the diverse needs of a larger population. The props can both intensify the asanas (poses) to promote a deeper awareness and they make asana available to all. His therapeutic approach to yoga is also very effective in helping people with back, neck, knee problems, and more.

Iyengar is the author of the most respected books on yoga, including “Light on Yoga,” “Light on Pranayama,” “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” and “Light on Life.”