Dr. Geeta Iyengar

Our Gem For Women: Dr. Geeta Iyengar

“The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.” - BKS Iyengar

It is with great sadness that we write to announce the passing of a true diamond: Geetaji. At the heels of her father’s centennial celebration and her own birthday, the sorrow of losing her could fill a river.

Although as we all know, it is a river that must continue to flow, because in it we carry the influence of her great works in our tears and the Samskara, deep impressions of her light reflects on their surface.

In her 2014 Birthday Intensive, she spoke candidly about her struggle to go on with the conference after her father’s passing, but she knew his spirit wanted her to. She humbly promised she would do her best to carry on his work. She talked about how the human condition has two distinct parts: birth and death. In between, there is always some pain. We are feeling that pain again. 

In the comments below, I hope that students who have had the great honor of being under the magical influence of Dr. Geeta Iyengar’s instruction and the effulgent light of her soul will share their experiences with us, so we can keep the river of Iyengar wisdoms ever flowing.


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