SMT. ABHIJATA SRIDHAR IYENGAR is the grand-daughter of GURUJI BKS Iyengar. She started seriously studying yoga from the young age of 16 under the direct guidance of her maternal grandfather, GURUJI BKS Iyengar, her aunt, Smt Geeta S. Iyengar and uncle Shri Prashant Iyengar. She has a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from University of Pune, and is now a full-time devoted student as well as a Senior Teacher at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), – the cradle of Iyengar yoga – located in Pune, India. Abhijata travelled with Guruji to Russia and China. She has accompanied Smt Geeta S Iyengar to International Yoga Conventions in UK, Australia, Germany and USA and She has also taught independently at yoga conventions in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, the UK and Israel.
Abhijata has now grown to be an articulate teacher, with great energy and clarity, and remarkably poised. She is commanding without arrogance. Her teachings combine precise asana instructions with straightforward yoga philosophy, and they are peppered with anecdotes of her grandfather.
We are deeply honoured to welcome Abhijata in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA for the first Iyengar Yoga Convention of Asia. Our yoga community will be promisingly benefited with this rising star who is committed to maintain the flame of yoga, in carrying on the ‘Leap of Faith’.