Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar
An Exceptional Yogini
With great sadness I write about our beloved Geetaji. She was the only Yoginicharya (female yoga teacher) in a male dominated field.
She walked in her father's footsteps and became an outstanding teacher
equal to her father,
Geeta was a remarkable person: a daughter, a sister, a yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic doctor. She had a taste of yoga since early childhood while practising yoga with her father and stepping in to teach her father's class any time the train which brought Guruji from Mumbai to Pune was late to arrive. She lived, breathed and wedded yoga. When the time came for her to choose a married life or a career in yoga she chose yoga and since then she wore the white colour of widowhood. Her choice was a great gift to us! An energetic, spiritual and untiring teacher, she travelled the world to spread yoga and her father's teaching. While in Pune she taught women and general classes in the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute six days a week, either in the morning or evening.
Geeta possessed a great characteristic, that is, she embraced us all as her friends and treated us as family. She advised us, she urged us in our practice, she admonished us like a mother. She was a great person and a great teacher.
May she rest in peace.