Yoga We Teach

We look forward to training you in the Krishnamacharya tradition so that you may share authentic Yoga practices with your future students. Sri T. Krishnamacharya is regarded as the grandfather of modern Yoga. Through his teachings, Krishnamacharya emphasized that techniques should evolve to meet the needs of the individual at the given moment, rather than insisting on one particular technique. He lived for over 100 years and taught until the last few days of his life. Today, his teachings have become popular through many of his students, especially TKV Desikachar, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and Indra Devi.

Our lineage:

T. Krishnamacharya- the father of modern Yoga.

Professor Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (November 18, 1888 – February 28, 1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer, and scholar. Often referred to as “the father of modern yoga,” Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and is credited with the revival of hatha yoga.

T.K.V. Desikachar

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya Venkata Desikachar (21 June 1938 – 8 August 2016), was a modern-day yoga teacher, whose father was the Indian yoga teacher, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. In the West, there are several significant contemporary approaches to Hatha-Yoga, which are based on traditional teachings to varying degrees and which also utilize Yoga’s therapeutic potential. The most traditional orientation,[which goes by the modern generic name of the Viniyoga (application) of Yoga, is found in the school of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) and his son T. K. V. Desikachar.