BKS Iyengar (Dec. 14, 1918 – Aug. 20, 2014) is widely acknowledged as the world’s most influential Yoga teacher. Included by Time Magazine in its list of the world’s most influential people, BKS Iyengar, has been awarded the equivalent of a knighthood by the Indian Government and many honorary doctorates from universities around the world. His many books are published worldwide, his yoga practice is legendary, and his financial resources are used to support schools and a hospital in his birth village in Southern India.


Sadhaka is a feature documentary about BKS Iyengar’s practice, life and influence by award winning director Jake Clennell. Three years of filming has been completed; we now need the funds to finish the film.

By contributing to the funding you will help us finish this important film which is sure to touch the hearts, affect the lives and enhance the well-being of many people around the world for many years to come.

This is a not-for-profit production. Proceeds from sales and screenings will go to the Bellur Project, BKS Iyengar's foundation which supports education, medical care and clean drinking water in Iyengar's birthplace, Bellur Village.

The film is being made to the highest BBC/PBS documentary standards. You will be happy to be associated with it on the website and the film credits for many years to come.

Please check out the trailer — it's 22 minutes long and gives a good idea of the film — and please donate.


Jake Clennell is a sought after director and cinematographer with 25 years’ experience in film and television production and is an experienced yoga practitioner. His previous film, The Great Happiness Space, a multi-award winning documentary available on Netflix, was shown on the Sundance channel in the USA and Channel 4 in the UK and gained excellent reviews in The London Times and Variety. clennellfilms.com

Lindsey Clennell, the Executive Producer, is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher with 35 years experience as an award winning producer/director in documentary film and television production. lindseyclennell.com

Hisayo Kushida, Editor. cinemareportage.com


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