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Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga

January 28, 2013

This was a mass mail sent out last week from a new organisation: Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga.

This is a new project of Kausthub Desikachar under the guise of his parents.


Among the Yogis who revolutionized Yoga in the twentieth century, the legendary master Professor T Krishnamacharya shone the brightest through his personal example, his healing touch and his diverse contributions in the different fields of Yoga such as Therapy and the process of spiritual transformation. He was a pioneer in the revival of the ancient teachings of yoga and in preserving their relevance for the modern world. He championed an intelligent approach to Yoga, whereby its tools and techniques are adapted to respect the needs, abilities and requirements of each individual, be it in the domain of health, healing or spirituality. The popularity and appeal of his students, including Indra Devi, Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar and particularly, TKV Desikachar, testify to the significance of his life’s work and teachings and to his position as one of the most significant Yoga masters of the modern era.

TKV Desikachar, son and the principal student of Krishnamacharya, continues to carry this tradition into the 21st century. He has been instrumental in building bridges between Yoga and other healing modalities, inspiring thousands of Yoga practitioners worldwide.

Some of the significant highlights of the teaching tradition of Krishnamacharya are the following:

  • The entire range of yoga’s tools is utilized in a practical and experiential manner
  • In individual settings, personalized yoga programs are evolved for therapy or general needs
  • Group classes are taught with a specific focus that provides individual attention and care
  • Yoga Therapy utilizes an integrative approach that is complementary to other healing modalities
  • The teachers/therapists are constantly growing and learning through mentoring, personal practice and continuing education programs

The most common tools used in this tradition include postures (asana), breath regulation (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), dietary recommendations (ahara niyama), lifestyle suggestions (vihara niyama), chanting (mantra), visualizations / affirmations (bhavana), gestures (mudra), and guided self-inquiry (svadhyaya).

Though he originally intended to create an umbrella organization to network qualified teachers and trainers around the world, due to recent perspective changes, TKV Desikachar and his colleagues have initiated a set of restructuring efforts to bring forth The Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga (SKY).

The Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga (SKY) is founded by TKV Desikachar and Menaka Desikachar. It will be the medium through which the whole range of the teachings of T Krishnamacharya will be extended into the current century in a traditional manner, yet relevant to the modern era.

The objectives of Sannidhi of Krishnamcharya Yoga (SKY) include

  • Increasing awareness of Yoga and its many applications especially in the domains of Health, Healing and Spiritual Transformation.
  • Promoting and sharing Yoga as a complimentary therapeutic approach both in one to one settings, as well as in specialized focused groups.
  • Offering Training programs of the highest standards in Yoga and Yoga therapy.
  • Collaborating with other modalities of healing to facilitate integrative paradigms in healing.
  • Creating and sharing educational resources that support the understanding and study of Yoga.
  • Supporting the network of Yoga teachers and therapist through continuing education. Initiating Research studies to evaluate the role of Yoga in contemporary health care.

Save the Dates

A choice of exciting programs are being conceptualised SKY for the year 2013. These will be conducted by experienced and senior faculty trained in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. Details of these will be made available soon. In the meantime we request you to kindly save these dates.

17 – 28 June 2013

Sabda Brahma : An Advanced Vedic Chanting Intensive

12-23 August 2013

The Yoga of Mudra-s and Bandha-s : Subtle tools to unlock hidden potential

02 – 13 September 2013

Mantra Yoga : The path to spiritual awakening

14 October – 08 November 2013

Health, Healing and Beyond : An immersion into the Yoga of Krishnamacharya


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  1. As one friend of mine said: SKY is the Limit…

  2. The domain is parked at Net4Domains

    Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga via

    Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram via

    Why not turn to the KYM directly and ask what this is all about. Via their official email adress.

  3. Anyway, SKY has same address and telephone number as the KHYF. Same difference.

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