The Institute’s sign makes my heart do a little flutter, just as it did when I saw it for the first time almost 30 years ago. It means arrival at the source of our tradition. It presents both promise and possibility. I never know exactly why I come, but try to stay open to receiving whatever it is.
After the bombing of the popular German Bakery in Pune in February 2010, the Iyengar Institute has guards flanking the entry. But once past their watchful eye, we sign in, exhale and proceed along this beautiful little path to the practice hall.