• In Honor of Karin O’Bannon, Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher

    Dear members of the IYASE community,

    We honor the life and passing of one of our senior teachers, Karin O’Bannon. A few of you were very close to her; some travelled the path with her to become teachers; many of you have had the privilege of studying with her – once or twice, or as part of your regular continuing education. Some of you might have heard her name. And, for some of you this may be the first time you become acquainted with her great spirit.

    Karin devoted her life to the path of yoga: with tapas, svadyaya, and ishvara pranidhana. In our community, she was esteemed for her skill as a teacher, and valued for her commitment to bringing Iyengar Yoga to many corners of the globe. She was an author, poet, and inspiration to all.

    Her physical presence will be missed. Her spirit will live on through our practice and teaching.

    The Self cannot be pierced by weapons or burned by fire; water cannot wet it, nor can the wind dry it. The Self cannot be pierced or burned, made wet or dry. It is everlasting and infinite, standing on the motionless foundations of eternity. The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought, beyond all change. Knowing this, you should not grieve.

    Bhagavad Gita, 2.23

    Om, shanti, shanti, shanti

    IYASE Board
    June 2013