SADHAKA: the yoga of B.K.S. Iyengar is a feature documentary about BKS Iyengar's practice, life and influence. The film is currently in post–production.
BKS Iyengar is widely acknowledged as the world’s most influential Yoga Teacher. Included by Time Magazine in its list of the worlds most influential people, BKS Iyengar, now in his 94th year, has been awarded the equivalent of a knighthood by the Indian Government and many honorary doctorates from universities around the world. His many books are published worldwide, his yoga practice is legendary, and his financial resources are used to support schools and a hospital in his birth village in Southern India.
Sadhaka is a feature documentary about BKS Iyengar’s practice, life and influence by award winning director Jake Clennell. Three years of filming has been completed; we now need the funds to finish the film.
By contributing to the funding you will help us finish this important film which is sure to touch the hearts, affect the lives and and enhance the wellbeing of many people around the world for many years to come.
This is a not-for-profit production. Proceeds from sales and screenings will go to the Bellur Project, BKS Iyengar's foundation which supports education, medical care and clean drinking water in Iyengar's birthplace, Bellur Village.
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Production company: Projectile Arts
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