A True Master, A Complete Teacher Krishnamacharya – The Purnacharya
Krishnamacharya was unique in many ways as a master of yoga, as a teacher, as an Ayurvedic physician and as a scholar. While himself an advocate of classicism especially in teaching the youth, he was also extremely skilled in adapting practices of yoga to suit individual requirements based on age, profession, capacity and also external factors such as place of residence, climate and so on. He was also a good healer, adept in his diagnostic skills and created powerful yoga-based iinterventions focusing specifically on cikitsa, therapy. T KRishnamacharya is often acclaimed as one of the important masters who revived the practice of yoga in the early 20th century and also brought yoga into the lives of many, directly and indirectly through his well known disciples, Madame Indra Devi, Sri Pattabhi Jois, Sri BKS Iyengar and Sri TKV Desikachar.
Our Teacher – TKV Desikachar
Recognising the immense value of T Krishnamacharya's knowledge and his life’s mission, his son and long-time student, TKV Desikachar established, in 1976 the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, as a means to give life to his father’s vision. Nearly four decades later, the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram continues to stand tall as one of the premier centers of Yoga and yoga therapy, not just in India but in the world as well. The KYM is a non-profit Public Charitable Trust recognized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu. An ISO 9001:2008 Certified organisation, the KYM is also recognized by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), (the apex governing body of Yoga Centers in India), as one of the lead Yoga Institutes in India.