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Srivatsa Ramaswami

About Srivatsa Ramaswami

Srivatsa Ramaswami is the longest standing student of the legendary Shri T. Krishnamacharya, outside of Krishnamacharya's immediate family. Read Ramaswami's article My Studies with Shri T. Krishnamacharya published in the Spring 2007 edition of Namarupa Magazine.

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, YogaWorks, the Himalayan Institute, the Chicago Yoga Center, and many others. He is a certified teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT-500 (500 hour) level, the highest certification level offered.

Workshops and Teacher Trainings

In 2023, he is teaching several workshops online via schools in the United States and abroad. See the Events page for more details.

Books and Publications

He has published four books:

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  1. Yoga Beneath the Surface  (with David Hurwitz, June 2006, Marlowe) (available in Kindle and paperback formats)
  2. The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga  (2005, Marlowe) (available in paperback)
  3. Yoga for the Three Stages of Life  (2000, Inner Traditions) (available in Kindle and paperback formats)
  4. Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga  (1982, Cambridge Yoga Publications) (downloadable as a PDF from here)

Recordings and CDs

Srivatsa Ramaswami has also recorded various Sanskrit chants including the Sun Salutation Mantra, the Gayatri Mantra, and others. Over 30 hours of Sanskrit chants are available for download from here, or from Sangeetha Music.

His Sanskrit recordings made during 1980 to 1995 can be found in the following link. There are ore about 150 titles of Veda, sahasranama and ancient devotional works

Yoga and Sanskrit Chanting Videos

Several videos of Srivatsa Ramaswami can be viewed on his YouTube channel. These videos include several vinyasa sequences, slideshows, chanting, chanting tutorials and lectures on Yoga. Visit YouTube for more details.

There are also several YouTube playlists, including Yoga Sutras, Asana videos, Talks, Slideshows and Chants. Visit YouTube to see all the playlists available.

Watch this video for impressions of participants in the 200-hour Teacher Training programs that he held recently.

Here are a few videos of the Vinyasakrama method of asanas -- one sequence Vajrasana:

1. Vajrasana Lead Sequence
2. Vajrasana/Ushtrasana/Kapotasana
3. Virasana
4. Vajrasana Return Sequence
5. Anjaneyasana

Monthly Newsletter

He continues to publish a monthly newsletter, which he started in 2011. To read any of the past 150+ issues, or to subscribe for future issues, please visit here.