Special Photos from Guruji’s 90th Birthday


Shradda and her father

Sri K. Pattabhis Jois turned 90 on July 21, 2005.

This was a big deal. We’ve highlighted photos from Guruji’s birthday in the review of Mysore Style and in the 2006 Prana catalog posts.

We’ve saved the best for last: the site with the most photos is Govinda Kai’s Flickr stream of Guruji’s 90th Birthday celebration.

What I really like about Govinda’s photos is that he captures a wide variety of guests and truly shows us how big an event this was.

Extra special thanks to Govinda Kai, an Ashtanga yoga teacher in Japan, for this great photo set.

Govinda also wrote a great essay on his experience teaching Ashtanga in Japan for AshtangaNews and created some exciting and intimate sets of photos from the 2006 World Tour in San Francisco.

Here are just a few of Govinda’s pictures from Guruji‚Äôs 90th birthday celebration. The captions are his.


Sharath and Guruji Cut the Cake


Over a 1,000 Gathered


A Very Special Family


Meal on a Leaf

Sri K. Pattabhis Jois’ birthday celebration is also shown on film with Guru, the Movie. Robert Wilkins, the film maker, includes the event in his documentary on Ashtanga Yoga.

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