The founder of Iyengar Yoga

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (more known as B.K.S. Iyengar) founded Iyengar Yoga. He is widely considered as one of the leading yoga teachers in history and his passion for his art form has spread to all corners of the world, including Cambodia.

The method of yoga we teach is called ‘Iyengar Yoga,’ and it is named after the yoga master called BKS Iyengar who has a lot to do with yoga being so popular in the West since the ’80s. In 2004 Mr. Iyengar was named ‘one of the 100 most influential people in the world today’ by Time Magazine.

Mr. Iyengar came from a long lineage of authentic yoga masters and started teaching westerners in the ’50s. Slowly Iyengar Yoga schools began to open up, and now there are thousands of them all over the world.

Iyengar Yoga is well known for its emphasis on proper alignment (we sometimes use props to help achieve this) and its slow, simple and step by step approach for beginners.

Iyengar Yoga has a unique way of taking care of students current or old injuries and medical conditions. The teachers address any symptoms you may experience like neck, knee or back pain, sleep or digestive disorders, headaches, and depression to name a few.

Mr. Iyengar passed away at the age of 95 in August 2014. He practiced and taught at the Iyengar Institute in Pune up until his last days. Most of our teachers go to India regularly to further their yoga practice and polish up their teaching skills with the Iyengar family, his son Prashant, daughter Geeta and grand-daughter Abhijata.