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Srivatsa Ramaswami was the longest standing student of the legendary Shri T. Krishnamacharya, outside of the teacher immediate family. Read Ramaswami's article My Studies with Shri T. Krishnamacharya published in Namarupa Magazine.

In 2008, he is teaching in several locations throughout the United States. See the Events page for more details.

He has written four books:

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  1. Yoga Beneath the Surface (with David Hurwitz, June 2006, Marlowe)
  2. The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga (2005, Marlowe)
  3. Yoga for the Three Stages of Life (2000, Inner Traditions)
  4. Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga (1982)

S. Ramaswami has also recorded over 40 audio cassettes and CDs in India of various Sanskrit chants including the Sun Salutation Mantra, the Gayatri Mantra, and others. He is working to make these available in the West.

He has been teaching for more than 25 years in India Kalakshetra (for 20 years, and recognized as an Institution of National Importance by the Govt. of India), Ramachandra Medical University, Yoga Brotherhood, etc.

He has taught workshops and Teacher Training programs in the US at the Esalen Institute, Loyola Marymount University, Yoga Works, the Himalayan Institute, Chicago Yoga Center and many others. He is a registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 (500 hour) level. This is the highest level of certification the Yoga Alliance offers. He is presently teaching a 200 hour Teaching Training Program (Registered with the Yoga Alliance). Loyola Marymount University is offering the program. For more information, please contact Amparo Denney at For details on the courses visit here.