In Geeta Iyengar’s earliest years, she observed her father’s teaching and practice. She began her own yoga practice when she was a child, after she became ill with nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys. When medical treatment provided no help, she turned to yoga. She was 10. She was not yet 20 when she started teaching. An Ayurvedic doctor, she is director of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India, where she supervises daily medical classes. She has led special conventions in the United States, Canada, Australia, and in Europe. In 2010 she led the Reflection convention, the first Iyengar conference dedicated to therapeutics. She is author of Yoga: A Gem for Women and Yoga in Action: A Preliminary Course.