Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar was born on December 14, 1918.
From the Iyengar Association fo the United States:
You are invited to join the Iyengar Community in the United States in our grandest, most glorious celebration ever!
A MALA FOR THE GURU
This Mala, or garland, is our offering
of love and affection, respect and memory
in honor of the 90th Birthday
of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, our beloved Guruji.
The ideas and the inspirations of Iyengar Yoga practitioners and teachers from across the United States will make up this Mala. Special Classes or Workshops, Potluck Dinners, Community Karma Yoga, Birthday Events--all these and more can be part of the garland (you may even want to incorporate a little Malasana!).
Get together with your local group of practitioners and teachers--your studio--your community--your Institute or Association.
Think--Talk--Review ideas from past fundraisers and events.
Consider ways we can:
Celebrate our heritage and our Teacher while drawing more people into the benefits and bliss of Iyengar Yoga.
Reaffirm our strength in practice and dedication.
Bolster our links across cities, states and the nation
Consider, too, that approximately $150,000 remains to be raised to meet our US Commitment to fund Gurujis ongoing projects in Bellur.
Your community's celebration can include fundraising to benefit this most important project, so close to Guruji's heart and to our own.