Krishnamacharya Yoga Tradition
- The Krishnamacharya Yoga Tradition (KYM) is a school of yoga that is based on the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century. Krishnamacharya was born in 1888 in South India and spent much of his life studying and teaching yoga.
- The KYM is based in Chennai, India, and was founded in 1976 by T.K.V. Desikachar, the son of Krishnamacharya. The school’s teachings are based on the principle of viniyoga, which emphasizes the individual needs of each student and adapts the practice of yoga to meet those needs.
- The KYM offers a range of programs, including teacher training courses, workshops, and retreats, and its teachings are widely respected in the yoga community. The school’s approach emphasizes the importance of breath, movement, and meditation, and focuses on the therapeutic benefits of yoga for both physical and mental health.
- In addition to its work in India, the KYM has a global presence, with affiliated schools and teachers around the world. The school’s teachings continue to influence the practice of yoga worldwide, and many modern yoga teachers and schools draw inspiration from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Tradition.