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Danielle Tarantola

The Yoga Foundation's Danielle TarantolaDanielle Tarantola, founder and director of Yoga Foundation, is certified by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation at Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and Yoga Therapist levels. Continued and extensive teaching, practicing, and studying inspire her to ensure that yoga’s profound wisdom comes through clearly, simply, and with total relevancy for our modern times and conditions.

yoga teacher khyf krishnamacharya healing and yoga foundation

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The Yoga Foundation, Long Island NY

Founded in 1976 to support and broaden the scope of T Krishnamacharya's teachings, the KYM has steadily built a reputation as a revolutionary Yoga Therapy centre. In 2007, the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (official umbrella organization that represents the wholistic tradition) was formed to link together teachers and students worldwide.

  To learn more, visit kym.org and khyf.net.
Krishnamachariya Yoga Mandarim Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation
T Krishnamacharya
The Yoga Foundation - T Krishnamacharya

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya - yogi, healer, linguist, Vedic scholar, expert in the Indian Schools of thought, researcher, author... in other words, a legend. Born in 1888 in a remote Indian village, T Krishnamacharya who lived to be over hundred years old was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. If today, yoga is an inherent part of the everyday lives of millions of people across the world, it is due in large measure to the pioneering efforts of T Krishnamacharya who revived yoga in the early twentieth century. While preserving ancient wisdom and reviving lost teachings, Krishnamacharya was also a revolutionary innovator who developed and adapted yoga practices that were as would offer health, mental clarity and spiritual growth to any individual in the modern-day world.

Krishnamacharya's knowledge of yoga was so vast that he taught each student differently. In refusing to standardize the practice and teaching methodology, Krishnamacharya created an understanding of yoga relevant for a broad spectrum of students. By integrating the ancient teachings of Yoga and Indian philosophy with modern-day requirements, Krishnamacharya created yoga practices that are as accurate and powerful as they are practical and relevant.

TKV Desikachar
The Yoga Foundation - TKV Desikachar

TKV Desikachar, son and student of the legendary yoga master, T Krishnamacharya, is one of the most respected yoga teachers and healers of our time. Over the course of his thirty years of study with his teacher, Desikachar learned the complete practice and application of the tools of yoga, as well as the classical yoga texts, including Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali, Yoga Rahasya of Nathamuni, Yoga Yajnavalkya Samhita, Hathayoga Pradipika, Siva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita and many others. He also studied Vedanta Philosophy, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mimamsa, and many other teachings with his father, who, in addition to being a master of yoga, was also a renowned expert in the six Indian philosophical schools and other Indian healing and teaching traditions. In 1976, Desikachar founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), a non-profit public charitable trust in Chennai, India, to honor his father and share his teachings. Today, the KYM is one of the most respected yoga centers in the world, attracting thousands of local and international students each year, who come for healing and to participate in the KYM’s numerous educational programs. Desikachar is the author of several chanting CDs, as well as books on yoga and allied subjects, including The Heart of Yoga, Health Healing and Beyond, and Reflections on the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali. He lives in Chennai with his family.


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