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Ramaswami is Krishnamacharya’s longest standing student outside the master’s own family. He studied with him for over thirty years and has taught Yoga for more than twenty five years in India, the U.S.A. and UK. He has written a number of books on Yoga and has made many recordings chanting the Vedas and other texts.
During his studies with Krishnamacharya he learnt the full spectrum of asana and pranayama practice and had extensive studies of the important Yoga texts.
- Patanjala Yogasutras
- Samkhya Karika
- Bhagavad Gita
He studied the following Upanishads under his acharya:
Ramaswami also studied vedic chanting.
Ramaswami with Krishnamacharya in 1968
For a more detailed account of Ramaswami’s studies with Krishnamacharya see the following article that appeared in NamaRupa Magazine .
He has been teaching for more than 25 years in India, at Kalakshetra (for 20 years, and recognized as an Institution of National Importance by the Govt. of India), Ramachandra Medical University, Yoga Brotherhood and others.
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. In the UK he has taught workshops in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Taunton, Wells and a Vinyasa Krama Yoga retreat at EarthSpirit Centre, Somerset. 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.
If you haven’t studied with Srivatsa Ramaswami before, you might like to have a look at his Youtube Channel.
Ramaswami teaching in the UK October 2012
Surynamaskaram (Traditional Sun Salute),
with Ramaswami chanting, May 2013.