Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

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Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey


Friday Jun 07 07:00 PM
Saturday Jun 08 01:00 PM
Saturday Jun 08 07:00 PM
Sunday Jun 09 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Jake Clennell. 2019. India / USA. 106 min. English and Kannada with English subtitles.

Iyengar Yoga is universally respected, practiced worldwide and credited by multitudes as life-transforming, but because its founder, B.K.S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice... until now! Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell's documentary Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, The Student’s Journey is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practice, which has led religions around the world including Catholicism and Islam to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into their ritual observances. Best of all is the extraordinary time spent with Iyengar, himself, including in the studio where he rules alternately with an iron fist and a velvet touch while demonstrating feats of flexibility and discipline that would be extraordinary if carried out by an Olympic gymnast, let alone a man in his 90s. This documentary is required viewing for anyone with an interest in yoga, wellness, spirituality, or the connection of mind and body. 

Special thanks to our community partners Iyengar Yoga Honolulu and The Iyengar Yoga Silent Dance Center

On Friday, June 7 at 7pm and Saturday, June 8 at 1pm, join us for post-screening conversations presented by The Iyengar Yoga Silent Dance Center. 

On Saturday, June 8 at 7pm and Sunday, June 9 at 1pm, join us for post-screening conversations presented by Iyengar Yoga Honolulu. 

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