Module III - yoga Gurus

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Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

(1888-1989)

Born in a remote Indian village, T Krishnamacharya is considered the “father of modern yoga” - Yogi, healer, linguist, Vedic scholar, expert in the Indian Schools of thought, researcher, author... in other words, a legend.

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BKS Iyengar

(1918-2014)

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as BKS Iyengar is the founder of Iyengar Yoga.  He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has practised and taught yoga for more than 60 years.

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Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois 

(1915- 2009)

Guruji is the father of Ashtanga was born on the full moon day of July 1915, Guru Purnima day.  His father was an astrologer and a priest, who acted as the pujari for many of the families in the village.  From an early age, as most brahmin boys, Pattabhi Jois was taught the Vedas and Hindu rituals.

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TKV Desikachar

(1938-2016)

The tradition and teaching of Śrī T Krishnamacharya has been perpetuated and developed over recent decades by his son and long time pupil TKV Desikachar.