Archives

The Archives Committee works to support the general aim of Iyengar Yoga (UK): to foster and preserve the legacy of Iyengar yoga

What does the Archives Committee do?

As well as recording, storing and managing the organisation’s data, we:

  • Collect, record and catalogue any information about B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta S. Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar and RIMYI
  • Offer assistance in projects to preserve and conserve archival material relating to Iyengar yoga in the UK and at RIMYI
  • Work to provide a suitable environment to preserve documents and photographs relating to the history of Iyengar yoga

A sample from the archives

BKS Iyengar had a uniquely influential role in popularising the contemporary practice of yoga.

This image shows Mr Iyengar teaching world-famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Click here to read about their transformative friendship.


Timeline of BKS Iyengar’s life

1918 – 2014

Click and drag on the dates to move the timeline


Iyengar Yoga News magazine

Our twice-yearly members’ magazine features articles, interviews, sequences and more from the Iyengar family and Iyengar yoga teachers from around the world.

Members of IY(UK) can access back-issues of magazines from our archive by signing in to the Members’ Dashboard


Call for archive material

We are always looking for archive material to add to our established archive.

Do you have any photographs or documents relating to BKS Iyengar and the development of Iyengar yoga?

Or maybe you have letters, class notes, event notices, newsletters etc. that you think may be helpful in documenting the history of Iyengar yoga.

We’d love to hear from you. If required, we can arrange for originals to be copied and returned to their owners.

Please email archives@iyengaryoga.org.uk and tell us about your personal collection.

Or, fill in the contact form here