Remembering Charles Jaffe

On Saturday, August 18, 2012, Charles Jaffe died, I believe of pneumonia.

A friend said: I went to Charles’ building again today and was told that he was buried on Sunday [Aug. 19] on Long Island. That’s probably why no one was able to find any information. Apparently, he went “peacefully and without pain”.

I think he was 87 years old and that he is survived by a son.

Charles lived at 380 Riverside Drive in New York City and ran a company called Jaffe Euclid Association.

For as long as I can remember, at least 22 years, Charles was involved in the Integral Yoga Upper West Side Center. He taught Yoga there, most recently at Fridays at noon, until a few weeks before his death.

Charles was expert in nutritional healing as taught by Henry G. Bieler, MD in Food is Your Best Medicine

Below are some reflections from other Integral Yoga teachers. Any comments or additional information will be appreciated.

I’ve been smiling thinking about all the conversations I’ve had with him over the years. All his lectures on how I need to lose weight. It all came from his loving heart and from his own experience of transformation to good health in earlier years. He had a great passion for his life and generously wanted to share his secrets of longevity with see everyone around him, whether they wanted to hear it or not. :)

I remember he came to my class and gave me a supercharged antioxidant organic dark chocolate bar and said “If you must eat chocolate, then eat this.”

Dear Charles. May he rest in peace.

Yes, I also loved Charles passion about all matters of heath. He was a beautiful and lively spirit.

My husband got to know him as they both attended Carole’s Gentle Yoga class for years and we were recipients of healthy diet books from him. He and my husband teasingly sparred for years over the pronunciation of the last syllable in the closing sloka’s (yah or yeh). He will be missed. If anyone has info on where to send condolence notes to his family, please let us know.

3 Replies to “Remembering Charles Jaffe”

  1. I knew Charles for many years: a person of zest and strong convictions. He was interested in singing and chantin and took voice lessons from me many years ago. He was very devoted to Integral Yoga. Om Triumbakum, peace to him and his memory, Janaki

  2. Charles, I along with the students in My Hatha I Tuesday’s class will miss your presence, your humor and your kindness.
    May your memory be eternal.
    Om Shanthi,

  3. I knew Charles for many years, and enjoyed all of my conversations about health and nutrition with him. He became known within my family, and will be missed. He was a great human being, kind and generous.

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