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Teaching Iyengar Yoga in the south bay since 1984

BKS Iyengar

BKS Iyengar

Jito Yumibe

Jito Yumibe

Ramanand Patel

Ramanand Patel

For the last thirty years the studio has been run by Linda Bostrom and Jito Yumibe in partnership until Linda’s retirement in mid 2022. 

The studio first opened in 1984 by one of BKS Iyengar’s early students, Ramanand Patel in west San Jose. It was known as Yoga Fitness. Ramanand used his engineering background to replicate two key features of the Iyengar Yoga institute in Pune, the bars and the platforms which are still in use today. The studio was dedicated BKS Iyengar himself while in the US for a convention that year. We felt blessed when he came that day, it was a simple meeting without the crowds that would later accompany Gurujii wherever he went.

From these auspicious beginnings we have offered classes, workshops, yoga therapeutics and  teacher education ever since. Over the years we have relocated from San Jose to downtown Campbell and finally to our current location in the Campbell Community Center where we have been since April 2007. 

Iyengary Yoga Studio South Bay 1
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Our mission is to offer yoga taught in the Iyengar tradition inclusive to all in a safe supportive environment for our student’s continued health and well-being.

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