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Referred to as the father of modern Yoga and credited with the revival of Hatha Yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, Ayurvedic healer and scholar, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential teachers of the 20th Century. Some of his students include many of today’s most renowned Yoga teachers: B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar, Pattabhi Jois, and Srivatsa Ramaswami, Krishnamacharya’s longest-standing student outside his own family.

At Loyola Marymount University, Srivatsa Ramaswami presents his master’s teachings at the annual Vinyasa Krama Yoga Summer Institute at the Center for Religion and Spirituality. This annual institute is open to the public, and traditionally meets on the main (Westchester) campus of the university in Los Angeles. However, due to pandemic restrictions, the institute will be held virutally this year.

July 30-August 7, 2020
At this year's Institute, Srivatsa Ramaswami will teach an online course on Yoga-Yajñavalkya, one of the important yoga texts Krsihnamacharya taught. Yoga-Yajñavalkya gives information of yoga not found in the other texts and hence this adds to the knowledge base of yogis. It is more than 500 verses and is in the form of a dialogue between the sage and his spouse Gargi. It is considered to be leading to Vedanta from classical yoga of Patanjali. Information about all the angas, then the important nadis, about Kundalini are all unique in this text. For details and registration, please visit the course catalog.

To Attend
This Institute is open to the publc; online registration is open (click Register button). This is a virtual course. On the day before the course begins, registered participants will receive an invitation to connect via live videoconference using Zoom. Read here on how to connect.

In the event the course is canceled, participants will be notified. Registration fees are refunded only if the course is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. For further information, please contact the Center at

A Note on Time Zone: The date and hours listed for this program are under Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -8:00).

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