the yoga of B.K.S. Iyengar

Sadhaka is a feature documentary film about BKS Iyengar's practice, life and influence from award winning director Jake Clennell. Three years of filming has been completed; we now need the funds to finish the film. The film is being made to the highest BBC/PBS documentary standards. The post production editing will cost $110,000. We have raised $57,000 through crowdsourcing on Indiegogo  as the first step to achieving the total amount. Thank you all so much for your donations.

If you didn't get a chance to participate in our Indiegogo campaign, or if you'd like to give more, we have set up a new way for you to contribute. Clicking the button below will take you to a secure page where you can make donations in any amount, and from any country. We will continue to offer some of the perks as before: for contributions of $20 you will be thanked on this website; for $35 your name will also appear as a supporter in the credits of the finished film; for contributions of $50 or more, we will also send you a DVD copy of the film when it is complete.

Support 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 and enhance the wellbeing of many people around the world for many years to come. You will be happy to be associated with the film here on the website and the film credits.

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

All needed filming had been completed at a cost of $120,000 which was provided by Jake, Lindsey and Bobby Clennell, and a few of Lindsey's students. But we think you will want to be involved at this important stage. So please donate. You get a little something back. And we really can't do it without your help.

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.

 

If you have any questions about your donation — how it will be used or other options — please send us an email or  call us at 212 620 3170.

Supporters
The following people, studios and foundations have contributed to help complete the film.
Thank you so much for your support.

80 Anonymous Donors

Aaron Fleming

Adele K Bahl

Ahmie Baum

Aisling Guirke

Alain Drouin

Alex Hansen

Alexandra Avlonitis

Alejandra Trossero

Alexey Bolotov

Alfredo Akira Ohnuma Jr

Alicia Zee

Alton Slater

Amanda White

Amy Brown

Ana-Mari Hamada

Anant Jalnapurkar

Anderea St Julian

Andrea Remez

Andrei Kuchin

Angela Lee

Angie Woyar

Anita Del Testa

Anita Reilly

Ann Schwab

Anne Avant

Annie Melchior & Peter Kettler

Annie Schliffer

Antoine Gautier

Aretha McKinney Blevins

Ariane Hudson

Arte Yoga Mestre

Asha Watson

Ashish Sharma

Ashlea Wilken

Ashwani Padthe

Athana Kontinos

Austin Durant

BD Dworkin

BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute
of Southern Africa

Barb Potts

Bárbara Ayala Hannig

Barbara Bendaoud

Barbara Fuerst Sgro

Barbara Thomas

Barbara Uechi

Barbara Young

Beaulieu Yoga

Bend Over Backwards

Bertelli Luigia

Beth Nelson

Beverly Goodman

Biche Fabienne

Bill Mosser

Blanka  Klimczak Peters

Bob Passantino

Bobbi Goldin / The Yoga Institute of Miami

Bobby Clennell

Brette Popper

Brian and Lisa Gresham

Brian Ingram

Brigitte Handschin

Birgitte Melbye

Brina Gehry

Brooke Myers

Bronwyn Rust

Cadence Hardenbergh

Cameron Pritchard

Cara Steele

Carina  Ricardo

Carla Ramirez

Carlos Guevara

Carlos Manuel Saraiva

Carmen Viola

Carol Fridolph

Carole Greenfield

Carolyn Belko

Carrie Greenstein

Catherine Caspari

Cheng Wei Lee

Chere Thomas

Cheryl & John Ritter

Chet Thomas

Chi Yun Takaki

Chris O'Brien

Christel Lemmen

Christian Gonzalas

Christian Mathias Toennessen

Christian Serna

Christina Fernando

Christina Shmigel

Christine Havener

Christine Corsa

Christophe Singh

Christopher Briney

Christopher Calarco

Cindy Warner

Cito Lara

Claudia Fregona

Claudia Jungkunst

Claus Drexl

Colleen Guymer

Colleen Herman

Cora Wen

Cristina Ferro Trevisan

Cristina Rueda

Cynthia Bates

Cynthia Kling

Cynthia Neilson

Cynthia Simon

Dalienne Majors

Dan DiGregorio

Dana Ben-Ari

Dana Chamblin

Dana Chandler

Daniel Abalos Garcia

Daniel Morfesis

Daniela Gfeller

Daniela Manente

Daniela Santa Rosa

Danielle Detelich

Danielle Shields

David Ades

David Ames

David and Orit Carpenter

David Dolz

Dayna Brockman

Deb Moore

Debbie Ciraolo, M.A.

Debbie Pedersen

Deborah Peake

Debra Johnson

Debra Keller

Deni Roman

Denise Weeks and Paul Reavley

Desiree Lurf

Devi Bheem

Diana Harris

Diana Martinez

Diana Shayakhmetova

Diane Cordonnier

Diane Gysbers

Didi Hall

Dominik Ketz

Donna and Michael Furmanek

Donna Gross Javel

Donna Hood Pointer

Donna Moresco

Doreen Hing

Duarte Soares

Dyussengaliyeva Lyudmila

Edgar Ujhely

Edith Chan

Edo Peled

Efrem Korngold

Elena Laguinia

Elena LaRue-Dreyfus

Elena Matveeva

Elena Zhdanova

Elinor Grabar

Elisa Burns

Elizabeth A Gudrais

Elizabeth Geib

Elizabeth Kerwin

Elizabeth Ryerson

Ellen Huang

Ellen Jacobson

Elvin Laracuente

Eric Workman

Erik Katz

Erin Field

Ermin  Cruz III

Esmeraldo Reis

Espai de Ioga Girona

Ethan & Karen Green

Ethan Klivans

Eva Curth

Evanthia Basilico

Everitt Allen

Faith Russell

Fay Gascho

Flavia Olivares

Florence Scholl

Fran Kuzui

Frances Rhodis

Francesca Pacilio

Francie Ricks

Francis P. Fiorenza

Frank Jesse

Frema Bram

Gabriele Dubini

Gabriele Wilde

Galia Kronfeld

Galit Carthy

George Dovas

German Berno

Gita Morena

Glenn  Brill

Gloria Suen

Göteborgs Yoga Centrum/Leela Grethe Hansen

Graham Williams

Gray Hudkins

Greg Albertson

Greville Henwood

Gudrun Von Wimmersperg

Guilherme Cavalcanti

Guy Bryan

Gwendolyn Rose Derk

H S Percival-Prescott

Hannah Lovegrove

Harriet Moll

Harriet Reilly

Helen Liggett

Helena Lee

Helene Necroto

Hiroko Kazama

Holger Krause

Holly Walck & Jamie Kostura

Horst Binski

Hsin Yu Wu

Ian Batten

Ines Forjaz

Isabel Cali

Ivan Rheder

Ivana Siriski

Iyengar Yoga Association of Minnesota

Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California

Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest

Iyengar Yoga Association of the South Central United States (IYASCUS)

Iyengar Yoga Center North County,
Encinitas, CA

Iyengar Yoga Hamburg

Iyengar Yoga Source and students

Iyengar Yoga South Bay

Iyengar Yoga Telemark Stefanie & Ståle

Iyengar Yoga Zug (Switzerland)

JB Herndon

JSR Moran

Jack Eppler

Jakartadoyoga

James David Lieberson

Jami Mooney

Jamie Lugo

Jan Hauser

Jan J. R. Toussaint

Jan Levin

Jane Kruse

Jane Mills

Jane Treffry-Goatley

Janet Hinzman

Janet Langley

Janice and Frank Lipman

Janice Irwin

Janice Kosta

Janice Morris

Janis Nelson

Jarvis Chen

Jason Callery

Jay Averell

Jay Jones

Jaya Chakravarty

Jayne Orton/Iyengar Yoga Institute
of Birmingham, UK

Jean Durel

Jeff and Sarah Harris

Jeffrey Baker

Jeffrey Squire

Jeffrey Wilkerson

Jemima Kronfeld

Jennie Williford

Jennieke Janaki

Jennifer Chaffin

Jennifer Edwards/Yoga Magic Studio

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Roy

Jenny Taylor

Jerrilyn Crowley

Jessica Becker

Jiing Ching Yang

Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz

Jill  Ganassi

Jill Jones

Jim David

Jito Yumibe

Jo Tasic

Jo-wen Chou

Joan Bragin

Joan Davis

Joan Pan

Joan Snyder

Joan White

JoAnn Edwards

Joanne Boccassini

Joanne Miller

Joe Abalos

Johanna Paddick

John Chadderton

John Mabey

John Michael Lucey

Johnson  Lo

Jon Rutyna

Jonathan Dickstein

Josephine Lazarus

Josh Sakofsky

Joshua Schklar

Jozo Novak

Juan Martin Teselman

Judi Friedman

Judith Hanson Lasater

Judy Proctor

Judy Waldman

Julia Benkofsky-Webb

Julia DeHoff

Julia Sterling

Julia Zabrodina

Juliana Fair

Julianne Rowland

Julie D. Tamarkin

Julie Hodges

Julie Lawrence

Jun Hasegawa

Justine Fisher

K. McKinney

Kamal Raghavendra

Karen Allgire

Karen  Chandler

Karen Gibbons

Karen Husby-Coupland

Karen Newby

Karin Rensfelt

Kate Harris

Kate Rabinowitz

Katherine Karet

Katherine Soll

Kathleen E Digby

Kathleen Goodman

Kathleen Pringle

Kathleen Rush

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Rangus

 

Kathy Simon

Kay Parry

Kazumi Fujimura

Kendra Jackson

Ketil Hviding

Kevin Ventrudo

Khairoun Abji

Khaled Kendsi

Kila Lau

Kim Peralta

Kimberly Anderson

Kitty McMahon

Kraus Renate

Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga®

Krista Scrivner

Kristen Sanders

Kristine Bell

Lakshmi Gopalan

Lara Sala

Laura Ann Murphy

Laura M Loftus

Laura McKinnon

Laura  Shapiro Kramer

Laura Sprowls

Laura Stone

Lauren Baxter

Lauren Schumacher

Lauren Toolin

Leanne Cusumano Roque

Leigh Secord

Lena Ghannam

Lianne Raymond

Lien Ho

Lien Pham

Lilah Holywell

Linda Di  Carlo

Linda Madani Grondin

Linda Nishio

Linda Shevloff

Linda Smalley

Linda Walker

Lisa Landsberg

Lisa Longton

Lisa Lourie

Lisa Stott

Lisa Waas

Lisa Walford

Live Yoga - Iyengar Yoga Shala Amsterdam

Liz Kavanagh

Liz Owen

Lois Steinberg

Lorena Simonetto

Lori Gholson

Lori McIntosh

Lorissa Byely

Lorna Sirota

Louis Cortese

Lutz Grimm

Lynne Bowsher

MC Majo

Mahen Sanghrajka

Maidstone Yoga Centre

Manish Shah

Manoj Hanchate

Marcia Neves Pinto

Marco Aguilar

Marcus Leaver

Maree Jenner

Margaret Carr

Margaret J Schmidt

Margaret Seeger

Margaret Westley

Maria Veytsel

Marie Hertzler

Marielle Sanders

Marion Eberhard

Marjorie Erway

Mark Boast

Mark Harelik

Marla Apt

Martha McDonald

Martha Staff

Martin Feldmann

Martine White

Mary Ann Mangini

Mary Churchill-DaSilva

Mary Beth McAree

Mary Matichak

Mary Meares

Mary Scott

Mary Spadaro

Mary Wixted

Mary Yee

Marysia Batty

Massimiliano D'Amico

Mathilda Tzu Yu Hsu

Matthew Dreyfus

Megan Bowles

Meike Bölts

Mel Gould

Melissa S. Meighan

Men Chin Lin

Mette Olesen

Michael & Liz Juarez

Michael Blackman

Michael Forbes and Margareta Eckl

Michael Lucey

Michael Penny

Michele Parlabean

Michele Weis

Michelle Gindele

Michelle Kronenberg

Michelle LaRue

Mickey Sperlich

Mikkel Kristiansen

Milwaukee Yoga Center

Mimi Visser

Mind & Body Kula, LLC

Momi Jhung

Monica L. Henderson

Monica Peon

Monique Cannell

Monique van Leeuwen/Yoganesh Yoga NL

Moran Raich-Paz

Myra M Grand

Nadia Zilper

Nadine Pileggi

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Watson

Nancy Witters

Naomi Rabinowitz

Natalie Barbir

Natasha Sankovitch

Natlia Montilova

Nazli P. Weiss

Nicky Marshall

Nico Jurran

Nicole Kau

Nicole M. de Jesús

Nicole Nussbaum

Nikola Duravcevic

Norma Colon

Northern Lights Yoga/C Udell & J Landecker

Octavia Morgan and Tamarie Spielman

Olga Kosacheva

Olga Medvedva

Othene Munson

Pallas Karine

Pamela Halpern

Pasun Arrenu

Pathway Yoga

Patricia Ann Moore

Patricia Lavelle

Patricia Lynch

Patrick W Heck

Patrina Dobish

Patti Carnago

Paul Breitling

Paul Greenberg

Paula Sam

Paulien Holtegaard

Pearl Bhasin

Peentz Dubble Down Under Yoga

Peggy Berg

Peggy Kwisuk Hong

Peter Shull

Petra Stinglhammer

Phyllis D. Schreiber

Pi Wei Lim

Pine Tree Yoga Props

Portland Yoga Studio

Prakash

Priscilla Gilmore

R. Boone

Rachel Darah

Rachel Feinberg

Rachel Lovegrove

Rachel Mathenia

Rachelle Goldsmith

Ralf Schuett

Rajesh Khatter

Ramit Kreitner

Randy Dean

Rashmi Sundareswara and Sam Peterson

Raymond Madigan

Regine Detremmerie-Carr

Rena Kay

Renee Razzano

Rhonda Geraci

Richard Delaney

Richard Schachtel / The Center For
Yoga of Seattle

Rick Birrell

Rike Weiger

Risa Watanabe

Rishi Joseph

Rita Kwai Fong Lee

Rita Lascaro

Riverwest  Yogashala

Rob V Walker

Robert Cory

Robert Gautier

Robert J. Askren

Robert Pysiak

Roberta DellAnno

Roberto & Grazia / yoga in forest hill

Robin Eschenbruecher

Robyn Harrison

Robyn Walton

Rodmell Press

Romina Sesto

Rosamund Bell

Rose Alexander

Roslyn Ashbolt-James

Rushing Water Yoga / Paul Cheek

Ruth  Bradley

S. McKenzie

Sadie Sandquist

Salli Mickelberg

Sam Cress

Sambasivam Hariharan

Sandra Hill

Sandra Roberts

Sandy  McClurg

Sarah Clark

Sarah Eberst

Schuyler Bareham

Scott August

Scott Radin

Scott Schroeder

Septina Nocom

Seth Fishman

Shaila Khaladkar

Shanna Tani

Sharon Cushing

Sharon Warren

Sharon Whytal

Shaw-Jiun Wang

Shelley Schanfield

Sherri Mills

Shira Segal

Shuli Hirsch

Sidd and Kara Lyon

Silent Dance Center

Silvia Damiano

Soli Pierce

Sophie Boller

Sophie Dembo

Stacy Hemingway

Stan Williams

Stephen Hall

Stephane Lacroix Wasov

Stephanie Dodge

Stephanie Hansen

Stephanie Quirk

Stephanie Tencer

Stuart Yankell

Sue Abiad

Sue Garfield

Sue Salaniuk

Susan and Glenn Brill

Susan Blessey

Susan Borton

Susan Camera

Susan Dory

Susan Elsen

Susan Friedman

Susan Jasper

Susan M Johnson

Susan McCormick

Susan Touset

Susan and John Turis

Susanne Bulington

Susanne Dinneen

Susanne Schueli

Susanne Sturton

Suzanne Barr

Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Fraser

Suzanne Simon / Iyengar Yoga
of Huntington Beach

Suzie Muchnick

Svetlana Musaeva

Sylvia Kier

Sylvie Lapointe

T. Young

Tabea McCrea

Tamara Whatley

Tammy Gingerella

Tara Jarvis

Tatiana Newton

Teresa Lewis

Teresa Pinilla

Terry Petersen

Tessa Manning

Tessa Meek

Tetsuro Eda

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong

Theodora Ching

Theresa McDiarmid

Thomas A Bartlett

Thomas Stillitano

Tite Togni

Tristan Binns

Tree House Iyengar Yoga

Ulrike Meissner

Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness

Utkarsh Varshney

Valerie and James Zimber - Waldroop

Valerie Hovland

Vesna Eringer

Vickie Aldridge

Victor Tsai

Victoria Seff

Vikram H

Vindra Maharaj-Roy

Viren Mehta

Virginie Dreyer

Waldemar Krzeminski

Waraporn Cayeiro

Warwick Yoga Center

Wen-Jie Lin

Wendy Schneider

Wendy Zerin

Wido Wirsam

William F  Fritsch

Winnie Wai-yu Au

Ximena Neder Barzelatto

Xinzhen Wang

Yi Chun Chen

Yng Shiang Tan (Mdm)

Yoga Coop of Madison

Yoga Magic, L.A.,CA

Yoga Malente / Birgit Cornelia Braun

Yoga Studio Nuweiba, Egypt

Yoga Vidya North (Michigan)

Yogacentralen/Jack Davis & Peter Huber

Yogavejen.dk Students

Yoko Cahill

Yos Kamo Production

Yves Warlop

 

Special Thanks

Arabic Translation

Raya Salman Heibein

 

Chinese Translation

Mie Ou

 

Farsi Translation

Elber Translations

 

French Translation

Alain Drouin

Lise-Anne Piette

Lise Roy

Louise Beaudoin

Renée Bourbonnais

Robert Cory

 

German Translation

Cathrine Caspari

 

Hebrew Translation

Leat Klingman

 

Italian Translation

Anastasia Bizzarri

 

Japanese Translation

Hiroko  Kazama

Hisayo Kushida

Keiko Okuno
Toyoko Okawa

 

Portuguese Translation

Antonio Santos

Katia DaCosta

Marcia Monroe
Pedro Monfort

 

Russian Translation

Maria Veytsel

Olga Rozovskaya

 

Spanish Translation

Elisabeth Pintos

Rafael Gabriel Costa

Ysabel Pinyol

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