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The Founders


TKV Desikachar

Son and student of T Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar is one of the most respected yoga teachers of modern times. He is considered one of the leading healers of our times, and the torch bearer of his father’s teachings into current generation. To share the rich teachings of his father, he founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), a non-profit yoga and healing center in Chennai, India in 1976. Today this center has become a mecca for yoga purists from around the world. Author of numerous books and publications, Desikachar’s most known works are “The Heart of Yoga” and “Health Healing & Beyond.”

Kausthub Desikachar

Son and Student of TKV Desikachar, Kausthub Desikachar is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, taking yoga into the next generation. Through the KYM-Mitra,which he founded, Kausthub takes yoga to the socially and economically under-privileged. Pursuing his PHD currently, Kausthub has just released his own book, “The Yoga of The Yogi”, a lovely biography of his grandfather. Kausthub is also a patron of the British Wheel of Yoga as well as an advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is also an excellent yoga therapist.

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