Our teacher is gone. His teachings continue.

T K V DesikacharT.K.V. Desikachar June 21, 1938 – August 8, 2016

It’s been a sad week here at The Yoga Institute following the passing of our beloved teacher Sri TKV Desikachar.

Mr Desikachar lived a life of service to teaching and healing through yoga, and has made an extraordinary contribution to our world. He has given profound knowledge, guidance and healing to the lives of countless people, from all corners of the earth.

Our Director, Michael de Manincor, first met and studied with Mr Desikachar in his home in Chennai in January 2001, and he continued to guide and teach him for many years. He was Michael’s yoga-teacher-mentor for many years, and they shared a deeply respectful bond of friendship. His teachings have been of profound significance and at the heart of Michael’s own practice, and all that we teach and share at The Yoga Institute. We are forever grateful.

Whilst we will miss his guidance and friendship, and are deeply saddened by his passing, we have no doubt that the wisdom and healing he has shared with us, continues on in the lives of us all, throughout the world. He once asked us to “keep the river flowing!” and we continue to honour that wish.

Our sincere condolences to all the Desikachar family, and the community of the KYM, past and present. An international memorial to honour him will be conducted later in the year, and we will also hold a commemoration of his life and teachings at The Yoga Institute. Our condolences go to all our friends, colleagues and students whose lives have been guided, inspired and healed through his teachings.

With love from all the team at The Yoga Institute.

The Yoga Institute acknowledges the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre is based.

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