Cedar Lee to screen crowd-sourced film on yoga master

A new documentary film, "Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey," will be screened at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jake Clennell, the film looks at the life and teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, considered instrumental in popularizing yoga around the world. An Official Selection of the Vancouver International Film Festival, the film was made with the support and cooperation of B.K.S. Iyengar and the Iyengar family, the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States, and students and supporters worldwide.

The film is being brought to Cleveland by a new crowd-sourcing platform, Theatrical-on-Demand®, which enables movie-goers to bring movies that they want to watch to their local theater, with no rental cost and no risk. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and the screening takes place only if enough tickets are sold by May 24. Tickets for the June 5 film are available now at https://gathr.us/s/28373.

Green Tara Yoga, the only Iyengar Yoga studio in the Cleveland area, is hosting this screening of “Iyengar.” Green Tara Yoga exclusively teaches the Iyengar method—an innovative form of classical yoga that uses breath and alignment to create integrated action and awareness.

A portion of the proceeds from the film's release will benefit B.K.S. Iyengar's Bellur Trust, continuing humanitarian efforts started by Iyengar in his birth village of Bellur, India.

This documentary will appeal to anyone with an interest in yoga, wellness, spirituality, or the connection of mind and body. Iyengar Yoga is practiced worldwide and credited by many students as being life-transforming. Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to Iyengar, Clennell's documentary showcases the profound spirituality embedded in this legendary yogi’s practice.

B.K.S. Iyengar is regarded as one of the world’s greatest yoga masters, whose seminal work, Light on Yoga, is the most published book on yoga ever written. In 2004, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Karen Allgire

Karen Allgire is the owner of Green Tara Yoga in the Cedar Fairmount district. She has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1998.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 1:00 PM, 05.01.2019