Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.
BKS Iyengar

Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar

Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar is perhaps the most highly respected Iyengar Yoga teacher worldwide and is often referred to as ‘Iyengar royalty’. She started studying yoga at the age of sixteen under the guidance of her grandfather, Guruji BKS Iyengar, her aunt Geeta S. Iyengar, and her uncle Prashant Iyengar. Abhijata has accompanied Guruji to conventions in Russia and China and has also assisted Geeta at several conventions. 

Abhijata earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Pune. While she was considering pursuing a Ph.D., she elected to focus on Iyengar Yoga instead. She has taught at conventions in Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and USA. Abhijata is currently a senior yoga teacher at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Pune, and is responsible for therapeutic classes at the institute. She continues to teach at Iyengar Yoga conventions globally, following in her family’s footsteps, and holds regular in-person & online classes which support numerous practitioners around the world in deepening their understanding & furthering their practice of Iyengar Yoga. Abhijata’s classes are energetic, calm, and clear. She combines detailed instructions on asana with her vast knowledge of yoga philosophy and understanding of human anatomy. Whilst her family’s influence is apparent in her teaching, she has developed her unique teaching style that exudes poise, maturity, and humour.