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Sri T. Krishnamacharya

Sri T. Krishnamacharya

 

It is widely accepted in the field of yoga now that the greatest influence in recent times has been the teaching of the yogi Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). Practically all existing styles of yoga have been influenced by, mixed with or derive from the teaching of Sri Krishnamacharya or his students. Most existing yoga teachers, even if they follow a different teacher or tradition, have learnt from or incorporated the teaching of Sri Krishnamacharya in their work. Sri Krishnamacharya was not only well versed in yoga, but was extraordinarily knowledgeable in other fields of traditional knowledge as well; he held the equivalent of doctoral degrees in all six systems of traditional Indian philosophy and in Sanskrit grammar.

 

The Mohans

A.G. Mohan

A.G. Mohan

 

A.G. Mohan was a personal student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya for 18 years from 1971- 1989. His first book, Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind was published in 1993, and contains a foreword by Sri Krishnamacharya himself, describing Mohan’s studies with him. It has been translated into several languages and is used by yoga teacher training courses world wide. He is the co-author, with his wife and son, of the book Yoga Therapy, published in December 2004 and has translated the Yoga Yajnavalkya, one of the most important ancient classical texts on Yoga. A.G. Mohan continues to travel widely and has students in numerous countries. The teaching of the Mohans is currently offered under the banner of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda.


 Indra MohanIndra Mohan

Indra Mohan, wife of A.G. Mohan, is one of the few yoga teachers to have received a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She has been teaching yoga for over three decades now. In particular she is known for her skill in yoga for women.

 

 

 

Ganesh MohanGanesh Mohan

 Ganesh Mohan, son of A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, is a doctor, trained in modern medicine and in Ayurveda. He has been practicing yoga from childhood. The co-author, with his parents, of the book Yoga Therapy, he has been teaching yoga with a therapeutic focus for several years now, bringing a combination of modern and Ayurvedic medical knowledge to yoga.

 

Nitya MohanNitya Mohan

Nitya Mohan, daughter of A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, has been practicing yoga from childhood. She is an accomplished singer of classical Indian music, and holds a degree in music. She has lectured and given concerts in several countries, including the USA, France and Germany. She is currently residing in Singapore, where she runs the Svastha yoga teacher training programs.

 

 

For further details, including products (e.g. audio CDs of Vedic chanting by Sri Krishnamacharya and the Mohans), please visit www.svastha.com.