Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

About Us

About Us
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  • To support and promote yoga and yoga education at schools, colleges and at different educational institutional levels.
  • To develop new approaches to the practice, teaching, and research of Yoga.
  • To spread the goodness of Yoga and Holistic health to people.
  • To create awareness that one’s health lies in his/her hands, and can lead to and achieve holistic well-being through right balance of yoga in life.
  • To prescribe different courses for imparting education and training in Yoga

We Guide Yoga Enthusiasts to Become Yoga Teachers and Yoga Teachers become a great Yogi.

Our Story

Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham is an international yoga teacher training institute in Bangalore India. Established in 2012 by our founder Dr. S. Karuna Murthy, our institute and online academy serve the diverse and growing international community of yoga teachers and enthusiasts worldwide.
Our team consists of dedicated and inspiring teachers providing internationally accredited professional yoga courses and training while maintaining the authenticity of the ancient teachings in a non-sectarian way.

Our Vision

Karuna Yoga is to propagate yoga and its application to everyone around the world so they can lead joyful, healthful, and blissful lives.

Our Mission

To enlighten the world with the authentic knowledge and practices from ancient yoga texts and scriptures by promoting and spreading yoga.


Our Core Values


We take our role sincerely and we embrace ownership of our results. We are on time, we are prepared, we are consistent and reliable, and we perform our duties with diligence.


We follow our karuna yoga lineage and traditions while embracing openness, curiosity, and change. We authentically express who we are and what we believe in.


We are committed to help and support others, so that we all can rise to our potential. We see potential in everyone. We work together to rise together. We respect differences, celebrate commonalities, and value each other’s opinions and individuality.


We believe that without 100% commitment, no real growth is achieved. Therefore, we commit to our personal growth and the growth of our students. We understand our responsibility for our actions and value the trust placed in us by our students.


We practice integrity and honesty in thought, speech, and action. We do what is in line with our values, instead of what is easy.

Worldwide Accredited Certification

                          Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham teacher training certificate course is accredited by Yoga Alliance USA.

Karuna Yoga Lineage and Teaching Tradition

Why Name “Karuna”

Karuna means Compassion, selfless compassion experienced when the other living beings are in the suffering phase. Karuna is a key element of the Yogic path, opening the door to the (kaivalya) enlightenment and uniting with the supreme consciousness. 

While contemporary in application and language, all our teachings are based on the thousands of years old Vedic and Yogic traditions of India.

The source of our practice and teachings is  Swami  Satyananda  Saraswati from  Bihar school of yoga, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, shat-karma, yoga Nidra, trataka, Ajapa Japa, meditation. B. K. S. Iyengar alignment principle, restorative yoga, and Vinyasa style of yoga inculcated from Tirumalai Krishnamacharya Ashtanga Yoga, from Mysore. 

Dr. S. Karuna Murthy, M.Sc., Ph.D., E-RYT-500

Dr. S. Karunamurthy is one of the most experienced Yogi practicing the ancient and the greatest Yoga tradition since he was 18 years of age. Followed in the footsteps of his inspiration Swami Sivananda who was also the founder of Divine Life Society, has mastered the ancient Yoga traditions that only a few in this world are familiar with.

He completed M. Sc from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samasthana University and Ph. D from Bharathidasan University. Besides, Dr. S. Karunamurthy has also completed TTC and ATTC and is registered E-RYT-500 with American Yoga Alliance. Those qualifications depict his expertise in the context of Yoga and mastering Yoga Teaching methodology.

With the immense interest to serve the people with the ancient Yoga techniques, he also served as a Yoga therapist at S-VYASA, Bangalore. He has also served as a Yoga lecturer at Bharathidasan University and at overseas in the Cali Wow fitness Center.


Besides being a renowned Yoga instructor and lecturer in both India and overseas, Dr. S. Karuna Murthy is also a master in Hatha Yoga and Yoga therapy. They were one of the few ancient Yoga traditional practices with great healing benefits for several disorders.

With these impressive accomplishments, throughout his journey to being a master Yogi and an expert in Multi styles of Yoga, Dr. Karuna Murthy has developed an incredible scientific view of every Yoga practice. So, now he is a rare expert in Yoga anatomy physiology, biomechanism kinesiology, and Yoga philosophy.

His expertise and deep understanding of Yogic and scientific methodology have changed many lives and paved their way towards a healthy way of living. 

So, with a vision to help the people in need of a guide and a mission to teach ancient Yoga practices, Dr. Karuna Murthy founded Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham. He has dedicated all of his life practicing ancient Yoga traditions and his mission continues to spread happiness in the lives of many people.

Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham is now one of the most successful Yoga training and wellness center which is changing the lives of many and turning them towards healthy discipline. Not only this, with the aims to make Yoga reach every people in need, Dr. Karuna Murthy has succeeded in creating one of the first and most effectively structured yoga teacher training programs.

Besides, teaching authentic forms of ancient Yoga practices, he delivers complete methodology and science with a student-centric approach. With this advanced program, the practitioner can now be able to spread the authentic lessons to many more.

It is only the experience, dedication, and unmatched reputation of Dr. Karuna Murthy that Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham is now internationally recognized and registered with Yoga Alliance USA. We, at Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham, are proud to be under the guidance of the master Yogi, Dr. Karuna Murthy, and being the most preferable health companion to bring a healthy change in many lives.

Furthermore, due to his deep understanding of human anatomy and the whole scientific and Yogic approach to them, Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham is now able to provide authentic and rare solutions that are impossible to find anywhere else. This includes Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yin Yoga as well.

Yoga is also known to have magical abilities to cure several disorders and maintain a proper balance in the body. With years of experience as a Yoga lecturer and Yoga therapist, Dr. Karuna Murthy is an expert Yogi with great understanding and teaching abilities. His yoga practice and the way to teach them completely reflect his abilities and experience in shaping the lives of the people who are desperately waiting for a mentor. 

Yogi Vishnu

Teaching vinyasa yoga for over five years, Yogi Vishnu has earned a good name in motivating students with utmost professionalism. He helps students gain an understanding of body alignment and asana. His passion for yoga is visible in the classes he takes; students find his classes highly effective. Yoga has been his part of life since his childhood. Yogi Vishnu helps students plunge into what he has been teaching with enthusiasm and an open mind. vishnu has completed a Graduation degree in engineering and 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training course, from Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham, Bangalore, India.

Dr. Siddhartha

Chow Siddhartha (Chametcha Singphow) studied yoga systematically undergoing Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree courses in Yoga under the internationally renowned yoga experts Dr. R. Nagarathna, MD, FRCP and Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Ph.D. at SVYASA University, Bangalore, India.

Later, he served as the Head of the Department of Back Pain Section at Arogyadhama, the yoga therapy hospital attached to the university for 5 years. During this period Chow Siddhartha taught yoga therapy to under graduate and postgraduate students at the university and also helped hundreds of patients hailing from different parts of the world to overcome their back pain through non-invasive yoga therapy management and rehabilitation.

Chow Siddhartha started learning yoga when he was a young student for 6 years at a Buddhist Monastery of North East India. Before joining SVYASA University, Bangalore in 2001 he underwent systematic yoga training at Vivekananda Kendra, Dibrugarh, Assam, India for 5 years.

Chow Siddhartha is also an ardent practitioner of vipassana meditation. He had undergone many vipassana meditation courses of Sri Sri Satya Narayan Goenkaji. His love for vipassana meditation had its beginning when he was a young novice under venerable Wannasara Mahathera at the Buddhist Monastery. 

Dinesh Thakur

Motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in Yoga and specialization in Hatha Yoga principles. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long term health and fitness goals. Energetic and outgoing with collaborative spirit, completed 500 Hr TTC Current Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham. Teach student correct postures to ensure maximum benefit and safety. Work with students of all body types and fitness and customizing the program accordingly. Pay attention to need of every student throughout the class. Teach various styles, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation.