My teachers’, teacher’s, teacher :: Shri T Krishnamacharya

Many have heard me talk about “The Davids” – David Swenson and David Williams. They’re both big influences on my teaching. Most know how much I love the Kest Brothers – Bryan and Jonny. Richard Freeman makes me giggle in every class I’ve taken with him, reminding me to enjoy the ride-it’s just yoga after all. And, I’m on a mission to study with Rolf and Marci Naujokat and Nancy Gilgoff someday–soon!

Even if they’ve moved away from pure Ashtanga, they all trace their practice back to Shri K Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) of Mysore, India.

Who did PJ study under?
Shri T Krishnamacharya (1888-1989).

Here are some old newsreels of him from the 1930’s…

And, here’s his wife, Namagiriammal…

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