Indra Devi

Latvian born Eugenie Peterson grew up in Russia and was a trained actress and dancer who was introduced to aspects of yoga through hearing Sanskrit chanting at a conference and reading instructional books in her teens. She travelled to India for 3 months in 1927 and returned from that trip knowing that it was to[…]

T.K.V Desikachar

Desikachar was introduced to yoga at a young age by the virtue of being born the son of Krishnamacharya, the ‘father of yoga’. Through these teachings Desikachar developed the highly individualised form of yoga called Viniyoga, which tailors the practice to student’s specific needs and founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). “Be it for general[…]

Sri K. Pattahbi Jois

A student of Krishnamacharya, Sri K Pattahbi Jois developed the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and is among one of the teachers credited with bringing Yoga to the West. From an early age he was tutored under Krischnamacharya and studied with him for over 23 years, studying texts such as the Yoga Sutras and the Upanishads.[…]


Widely known as the father of yoga, Krishnamachrya was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar and is widely credited with the revival of hatha yoga. He is known as one of the most influential teachers of the 20th century through his teaching of the system of ‘vinyasa’ – the connection of movement and breath.[…]


Sivananda is known as one of the greatest Yoga masters of the 20th century, Swami Sivananda, is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He was a prolific writer and author of over 200 books on yoga, Vedanta and other subjects. He was trained in the medical profession and served as a physician for[…]

B.K.S Iyengar

A student of Krishnamacharya, B.K.S Iyengar developed the tradition of Iyengar Yoga and is the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. Along with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Indra Devi, he is one of the key influences of yoga[…]