Thank you all who attended the special event with Patricia Walden and Manouso Manos on March 23rd, 2015.  It was a packed house of new friends and old who came to hear a conversation with Patricia and Manouso about the evolution of yoga in the United States. Monica Desai-Henderson acted as our skilled moderator. See photos on Facebook here.

This talk was generously donated by Patricia Walden and Manouso Manos in support of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California. The Association’s (IYANC’s) mission is to continue to legacy of yoga in the lineage of the great Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.

Please consider SUPPORTING OUR MISSION WITH A DONATION in honor of this talk. We asked for a $25 donation at the live event but any amount is greatly appreciated.

Patricia and Manouso also generously donated their time for a smaller luncheon earlier in the day.  A big thank you to Asriel and Carmela Levin who hosted the lunch and provided all the food and beverages.  Carmella prepared the gourmet lunch, three courses followed by a fabulous desert (a delicious tiramisu).

Between these two events we raised over $10,000 in support of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California. A deep bow of gratitude to Patricia and Manouso as well as all the staff at the Jewish Community Center of SF who made this happen!


If you could ask B.K.S Iyengar one question what would you ask?

Hania Luczak a scientist trying to unleash the scientific data and mysteries of yoga had that chance. This is what she asked:

Luczak: “What would the world look like if everybody did yoga?”

B.K.S Iyengar: “Like heaven on Earth”

The detailed article “The Power of Yoga” from the German magazine GEO takes you on a journey through out the world with visits to some of the most renowned research facilities. The article discusses scientific findings of yoga, related to one’s overall physical heath and mental well-being. It depicts various studies on topics such as stress, breathing, PTSD patients, the reduction of cancer patients’ symptoms and “what yoga can do that sports can’t”.

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To download the English version of the June 2013 issue of GEO magazine search GEO in iTunes and download the magazine app and search for the magazine issue.

“The Power of Yoga” –

From GEO Magazine June 2013

by Hania Luczak & Helena Schätzle (Photographs)


(translated from German to English by Katie Cofer)

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