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Srivatsa Ramaswami

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

In 2017, 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)

Srivatsa Ramaswami has also recorded many audio cassettes and CDs in India of various Sanskrit chants including the Sun Salutation Mantra, the Gayatri Mantra, and others. They (About 30 hours of Sanskrit chants) are now available for download from the recording company Sangeetha. Payment to the company can be made with major credit cards and through PAYPAL facility.

Several videos of Srivatsa Ramaswami can be viewed from his youtube channel. Includes several vinyasa sequences videos, slideshows, chanting and chanting tutorials and lectures on YogaSrivatsa Ramaswami's Youtube videos

FIVE PLAYLISTS, contain Yoga sutra, asana videos, talks, slideshows and chants

Srivatsa Ramaswami YouTube Playlists

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 Teacher Training Program (Registered with the Yoga Alliance). Loyola Marymount University is offering the program. The next program is offered in July/August 2015. For more information, please contact Ms. Elsy Arévalo or the coordinator Amparo Denney at' For details on the courses visit here. IMPRESSIONS of Participants click below:

Impressions of the 200 Hr TT Program of Participants

Sample videos of Vinyasakrama method of asanas--one sequence Vajrasana

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

He also publishes a monthly newslettter. To read past issues, or to subscribe for future issues, please visit here.