Iyengar: The man, yoga, and the student’s journey
Special screening – not available in Australian cinemas!
Sunday 8 March 2.30 pm & 5.30pm
UNITING CHURCH – 60 Tingle Ave, Margaret River
This intimate portrait of B.K.S. Iyengar, recognized worldwide as one of yoga’s foremost teachers, explores his legacy and wide-reaching influence among yoga practitioners. Through never-before-seen interviews with family, students, and Guruji himself, Jake Clennell’s documentary explores how his teachings have been adopted for the social good, leaving audiences enlightened and inspired.
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.
Special Arts Margaret River Fundraiser, 2 screenings only at the UNITING CHURCH. Includes afternoon tea served for both groups at 4.15pm – 5.15pm.
Tickets $20 (including afternoon tea)