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Tom Hess
Sayulita 2005

Iyengar Yoga

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar

Haramara Group 2008

B.K.S. Iyengar (Guruji) is pictured here with his only son, Prashant (far left), and his eldest daughter, Geeta. Guruji founded the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, Maharashti, India, in 1975 in honor of his wife, Smt. Ramamani Iyengar. Guruji, Prashant and Geeta reside and teach at the institute, in addition to conducting yoga classes worldwide.

Guruji's teachings were first published in 1966 as Light on Yoga. His style of teaching, emphasizing precision and alignment with the use of props, has long been referred to as "Iyengar Yoga." Geeta has helped many women in her teaching of the asanas. Yoga students come from all over the world to study at RIMYI with the Iyengar family.

For more on B.K.S. Iyengar, please visit the B.K.S. Inyengar website www.bksiyengar.com.

About Tom Hess

Tom has been a devoted student of Iyengar Yoga since 1983. His passion for Iyengar yoga stems from the emphasis on alignment, enhancing the asanas and a deepening of his understanding of the body and mind. Tom has made several trips to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. He currently holds certification in Iyengar yoga from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

Tom resides in Paradise, California. He teaches classes in Chico, Paradise & Sacramento, offers private sessions, conducts a variety of workshops and partners with Debbe Gagne on international retreats. Tom also builds custom yoga walls and props.


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