The Man, Yoga, And The Student's Journey
a film from award winning director
For many a yoga devotee,
Focused primarily on the master teacher’s later life and impact in India before his death in 2014, Clennell’s film captures intimate moments of discussion with Iyengar, his granddaughter Abhijata—a yoga teacher herself—and some of the people who have incorporated Iyengar’s principles into their own rehabilitation therapies. From programs for recovering addicts to playful movement classes for orphaned street children, Iyengar’s influence has spread far and wide, and touched many who have encountered it. For anyone who has experienced the joyful potential of yoga, or even struggled to get into a forward bend, this heartfelt film is bound to strike a chord.
Built around compelling and unique verité footage of one of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders of the modern era, IYENGAR is both an intimate look at B.K.S. Iyengar's personal yoga practice, and an exploration of how his students use yoga to transform their lives.
Award winning filmmaker Jake Clennell brings a scrupulously nonjudgmental eye to yoga and rarely seen aspects of life in India.
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