Fall KUDOS: Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

1888-1998

 The Father of Modern Day Yoga

The Father of Modern Day Yoga

 

This fall Sangha Yoga Seattle acknowledges the "father of modern day yoga" Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.  His great legacy has shaped the current yoga culture and we honor him as a way to remember the roots of the practice so that it can continue to influence and inform yoga's trajectory. 

In taking time to reflect on the life of Krishnamacharya we see a lineage begin to form like branches of a great redwood tree.  From B.K.S Iyengar to Sri K. Patabhi jois, to one of the first female yoga teachers-Indra Devi, T.K.'s strict discipline, compassion for his students, and passion for the ancient teachings of yoga inspired a curiosity and devotion in his students that has spread across the globe over the span of more than 100 years! Awesomeness!! Despite being known as the most profoundly influential teachers, Krshnamacharya "never claimed originality. In his view, yoga belonged to God. All of his ideas, original or not, he attributed to ancient texts or to his guru."

Yoga will continue to evolve as more students arrive on their mats to retreat from the stresses of modern life. Owners Heather and Scott Falkin along with their tribe of teachers are devoted to keeping the flame of Krishnamacharyas teachings alive and strive to provide their beloved community with the richest and most holistic experience, rooted in tradition and taught from the heart. 

read more about Tirumalai Krishnamacharya's life and legacy here https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/krishnamacharya-s-legacy