Light on Iyengar: Talk on his legacy at Harvard

I know this sort of goes against our Ashtanga focus, but this video — up just a week or so — from the Harvard Divinity School is worth a watch, if you have almost exactly 90 minutes to spare. Here’s the description so you know what you’re in for:

This panel was held on October 20 in honor of the passing of BKS Iyengar, considered to have been one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. Panelists included scholars and friends of Iyengar: Stephanie Corigliano, PhD candidate, comparative theology, Boston College; Francis Schussler Fiorenza, Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies, HDS; Seth D. Powell, PhD candidate at Harvard; Zoe Stewart, yoga teacher and student of BKS Iyengar for 30 years; Patricia Walden, director, BKS Iyengar Yogamala and student of BKS Iyengar for over 30 years.

And the video:

I checked around, but can’t confirm that the Stephanie Corigliano is related to Certified teacher Dominic Corigliano, although my suspicion is they are. (They’re friends on Facebook, at least.) We all know Patricia Walden.

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2 thoughts on “Light on Iyengar: Talk on his legacy at Harvard”

  1. Yes, Stephanie is Dom’s wife. She is getting her PhD from Boston College. We’ve had the pleasure of having Dom off and on in Boston for the last few years.

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