The founder of Iyengar Yoga

Yoga became popular in the West mainly through the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar. His method is now the most widely practised form of yoga in the world.
 
Iyengar's thorough study, understanding and mastery of yoga are unrivalled in modern times. Having taught in all five continents, he has won worldwide respect and recognition for his achievements and has made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere, no matter what their physical or mental ability.

He continues to set the standard for his teachers and students while his textbooks on yoga have become classics. He is based at and runs the Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India, where his daughter Geeta and son Prashant are also directors. There are over 2,000 qualified Iyengar Yoga teachers in the world in over 40 countries with over 180 Iyengar Yoga Associations worldwide.