BKS iyengar 94th birthday giveaway extravaganza!

BKS Iyengar celebrates his 94th birthday (image via BKS Iyengar Yoga Shala Facebook page)

BKS Iyengar celebrates his 94th birthday (image via BKS Iyengar Yoga Shala Facebook page)

Trust in yoga as I do, and practice regularly.
~ BKS Iyengar, Sparks of Divinity, 16.102

After 94 years on Earth and decades of practice, BKS Iyengar has more than a few insights into yoga. To celebrate his recent 94th birthday (December 14), I’m teaming up with Rodmell Press to give away three copies of Sparks of Divinity: The Teachings of BKS Iyengar from 1959 to 1975.

BKS Iyengar is one of the forefathers of modern yoga and the founder of the Iyengar system of yoga. He started teaching yoga in 1937 at the age of 19, after studying with Krishnamacharya for several years and overcoming childhood illnesses such as malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and general malnutrition. He’s the author of the seminal asana text, Light on Yoga, and in 2004 was named one of TIME Magazines 100 most influential people in the world. He lives and teaches in Pune, India.

Sparks-of-Divinity-9781930485327In Sparks of Divinity, longtime Iyengar student Noëlle Perez-Christiaens collects the words of BKS Iyengar, gathered and compiled from class notes and correspondence. Arranged in chronological order, the pithy teachings read like sutras and give an intimate portrait of Iyengar’s evolution as a teacher.

I have three copies of Sparks of Divinity to give away, kindly provided by beloved IAYB sponsor, Rodmell Press. All you have to do to enter is sign up for the IAYB mailing list in the right sidebar before 5pm EST, Thursday, December 20. You have two options: the daily blast or the weekly digest. Sign up for the one that’s right for you.

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  1. …the pithy teachings are the best!

  2. All signed up!

  3. Please enter my name in the draw. Thank you.

  4. Please enter me in the giveaway! I need this book. 🙂

  5. I already subscribe to your daily messages! Thanks so much for keeping me up to date on the awesome yoga happenings. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to read and absorb this book. Thank you!

  6. I would love to have this book. I already subscribe.

  7. I’m all signed up, cuz I love Yoga, Baby, ….. and freebies!!!

  8. Oh, how I would love a copy of this book. I took my first Iyengar class at the LA Institute a couple of weeks ago, led by the lovely, and 20+ year experienced yoga teacher, Lisa Walford. I learned so much and appreciate the teachings of all the yoga masters – it is because of them that I was introduced to yoga. Iyengar is such a source of inspiration for me, especially through his words!

  9. Would be great holiday reading 🙂

  10. Mr Iyengar is one of the most fascinated people I have heard about! His teachings and his method are just impeccable.

  11. My teacher yoga has inspired me to discover this other great yoga teacher.

    I would like to read this special book.

    Thanks for the opportunity.



  12. Always interested in the wise words of BKS. Sign me up for the contest!

    (P.S. I’m already on your mailing list)

  13. yummy reading for a snowy winter day 🙂

  14. so inspiring!

  15. I would love to win this so I can give it to my favorite yoga teacher for Christmas!

  16. yay!

  17. My favorite Iyengar quote, “The body is my temple, the asana my prayers”. I would love this book.

  18. Yes, please enter me in the drawing as well! Namaste 🙂

  19. I subscribed! Please enter me in the drawing! I’d love to win a copy.

  20. enter me please! <3 <3

  21. Could it happen again!