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I remember Richard as a kind person who taught from his heart.


Posted by: Sandy Lee - New york, NY - Student   Feb 26, 2021

I was fortunate to be introduced to Richard at a crucial time in my life.
Richard was warn and welcoming and a gifted teacher of asanas and the philosophy of Iyengar. Dear Richard, you were my first teacher. Thank you for your generosity and sense of humor. I learned so much from you.


Posted by: Patti Fager 340 Riverside Drive - New York, NY - Student   Feb 25, 2021

Richard, you taught me to experience yoga as not just a practice but a study. Thank you.


Posted by: Mark Wolz - New York - Student   Feb 25, 2021

I regularly took a class at the Institute in Brooklyn which coincided with a class that Richard taught in the studio next door. I never had a class with Richard, but there was something about his energy that struck me, even at a distance, even (literally) through the wall: a warmth, something so supportive and kind. I felt such regret when I learned he had passed not to have gotten closer to that glow. It was very palpablean emanation that

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Posted by: Nina Katchadourian - Brooklyn, NY - Student   Feb 24, 2021

Richard was curious. He was kind. He seemed to delight in the present moment. I think of him when reading B.K.S. Iyengar on Patanjali's treatise of the yogi. He advocates friendliness towards all, sympathy for suffering people, kindness to those who are not blessed with essential needs, and the cultivation of delight on seeing those who are better placed than oneself.'


Posted by: Nike Tirman - New York City, NY - Friend   Feb 24, 2021


I practiced yoga next to Richard nearly every Friday in Brooke's class for years and years. His quiet energy inspired all of us.


Posted by: Robin Hertlein Candrea - Fair Haven, NJ - Friend   Feb 23, 2021

Richard Jonas, was one of the most sensitive, kindest,
responsive, Iyagny teacher


Posted by: Francine Tint - nyc, NY - Student   Feb 23, 2021

I met Richard at the YMCA when he first began teaching yoga there. His humanity, grace, humor and caring were in abundance from the outset. Over the years I learned so much from him, and will miss him.


Posted by: Rob Gray - New York, NY   Jan 30, 2021

Richard, you were a dear and wonderful individual. I will always love you.


Posted by: Carey Dailey - Columbus, OH - Friend   Jan 28, 2021

Richard was a kind, generous teacher with a warm spirit that exuded gentleness and compassion. I will always cherish my memories of him.


Posted by: Gyda Braveman - NEW YORK, NY - Student   Jan 26, 2021