Many may not have heard of Tirumal Krishnamacharya or his son Desikacher, but most yoga practices today are influenced or perhaps created by them. Whether you or your teacher practice the dynamic series of Astanga, the refined alignment of Iyengar, the classical postures of Indra Devi, the customised vinyasa of Vinyoga or apply the therapeutic uses of yoga, your practice stems from this lineage.
This session aims to present a brief history and outline of the yoga tradition passed on from father to his son who made these teachings more accessible to the world. The Society of Yoga Practitioners, TSYP, currently works to disseminate Desikachar’s teachings in the UK. This tradition, drawn from the lineage of the Yajur Veda, aims to personalise the yoga to the practitioner and their desires and needs, whether these be for development, maintenance or healing. There will be a presentation, practical demonstration and a Q&A.
The session is led by Andrew Curtis-Payne, who was personally selected as a yoga teacher trainer by Desikachar, and his partner Helen Macpherson, who is a teacher in this tradition and a practitioner for over twenty years. Sangeeta Bhandari, a teacher for many years, who recently completed her training with the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India, will be assisting them.