INSPIRATIONS Sivananda Yoga (Founded by Swami Vishnudevanada) Sivananda yoga founded by Swami Vishnudevanada, based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda, is a form of hatha yoga in which the practice focuses on preserving the health and wellness of the practitioner. Sivananda practice revolves around frequent relaxation, and emphasizes full, yogic breathing.The system philosophies are summarized in 5 principles- Proper exercise: Asanas Proper breathing: Pranayama Proper relaxation: Savasana Proper diet: Vegetarian and balanced diet Positive thinking and meditation: Vedanta and Dhyana The place where I started with my first formal training in being a yoga teacher, warm welcoming environment which is not limited to the Asna practice but living yoga. Krishnamacharya Yoga (Founded by TKV Desikachar) The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram was founded by TKV Desikachar, son and student of T Krishnamacharya in 1976 as a tribute to his father and mentor.Since its inception, the KYM has always stood for quality teaching respecting the needs, interests, abilities and secular faiths of its students. The KYM has played a significant role in popularizing yoga as a holistic science that stems from a well founded theoretical basis, rather than as mere exercises for physical fitness. The focus of all activities at the KYM is that anyone who wants to can practice yoga, that is specifically suited to his or her needs, and experience its multiple benefits. My second thorough formal training helped me to further deepen my knowledge and experience of yoga both as a teacher and practitioner MENTORS Rohini Singh An amazing teacher and a mentor she is also an author, mentor, life coach, healer and a corporate facilitator. Rohini Singh started her spiritual journey with healing through alternative therapies like Reiki, EFT, hypotherapy, Rebirthing etc She regularly conducts workshops and retreats in India and abroad focusing on self Empowermnet, transformation Mindfulness, Meditation. she is an expert in the areas of Wellness, Self Management, Energy Dynamics, Stress Release etc. Rohini might not have taught me yogic postures but she taught me life! I met Rohini at the same time as I decided to teach yoga. under her prescence i learnt various healing modalities and trnsformational tools. Her loving guidance continues to help me to empower myslef as a person and also as a teacher. Navtej Singh Johar A long time student and a close associate of the KYM (Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai) , Navtej Johar is a practitioner, master-teacher and a therapist of yoga in the lineage of Sri T Krishnamacharya and Sri TKV Desikachar. His traditional yet innnovative yoga sessions, focussed work, precise instructions and combined with the element of self reflection are transformational. Apart from being a yoga teacher he is also a respected Bharatnatyam teacher and an artist. I was introduced to KYM and Desikachar Sir teaching through Navtej Sir. His tecahing style, his commitment and his sincerity helped me to deepen my yoga practice and also inspired me as a yoga teacher. It was an honour to have him as my mentor during my KYM studies, my practice as well as teaching style was completely transformed after studying with him.