Finishing funds for Sadhaka: the yoga of BKS Iyengar, a feature documentary on BKS Iyengar
Donations are accepted worldwide. The dollar amount of your gift will be converted to your local currency. Proceeds from sales and screenings will go to BKS Iyengar's foundation for Bellur Village schools and hospital.
BKS Iyengar 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, now in his 94th year, 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. The life and teaching of BKS Iyengar is what the film is about. 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 wellbeing of many people around the world for many years to come.
We now need the funds to finish the film. Three years of filming has been completed at a cost of $120,000 provided by Jake, Lindsey and Bobby Clennell, and a few of Lindsey's students. The post-production editing will cost an additional $120,000. We have set an initial goal here of $60,000 as the first step to achieving the total amount. Please check out the trailer — it's 22 minutes long and gives a good idea of the film — and please donate.
Jake Clennell, the director of the film, is a sought after director and cinematographer with 25 years experience in broadcast film and television production, and is an experienced yoga practitioner. His film, The Great Happiness Space, a multi-award winning documentary available on Netflix, was shown on Sundance channel in the USA and Channel in the UK, gaining excellent reviews in The London Times and Variety.
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. 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.
We think you will want to be involved. So please donate. You get a little something back. And we really do need your help for this phase of the film. The perks, goodies or gifts you get for donating are our small way of acknowledging your generosity and saying thanks.
You will be happy when you see your name on the website or the film and those of the other people who will be there with you. The portrait of BKS Iyengar is the one on the website to the right of the top banner and is also shown on the top of this page. The book will contain a number of stills and quotes from the film.
The private premier and dinner is for the happy few that can manage the heavy lifting. They will make a huge difference to our success, but we know that most of the budget will be raise by donations under $250. So please don't think that your $20 won't count. It will count and it will count for something really worthwhile and long lasting — a great film on BKS Iyengar.
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And thank you,