India: Yoga Sudhakaraa Classical Commentary on Yogasutra-s of Patanjali by Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram

| 11-05, 2010

Chennai – Tamil Nadu | 14 November, 2010

Yogacarya T.K.V. Desikachar, the founder of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) will give an intensive one-day Yoga seminar on the Yoga Sudhakaraa, a classical commentary on Yogasutra-s of Patanjali.

The Yogsutra-s of Patanjali is the most fundamental text on Yoga philosophy and also probably the first one dedicated solely to this discipline. 195 pithy statements (sutra-s) of sage Patanjali convey core concepts of Yoga. Hence it is widely regarded as an essential text that every Yoga teacher or Yoga teacher trainer must be familiar with. Numerous are the commentaries and expositions on this text. This shows the great importance attributed to it. Among some of the most intriguing commentaries on this masterpiece is one titled Yogasudhakara (The ambrosia of Yoga) – an 18th century Sanskrit commentary, written by the yogin Sadasivabrahmendra who belonged to the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Though he remained a silent monk for most of his life, his works of knowledge speak volumes of his genius. His commentary on the Yogasutra-s, through the Yogasudhakara clearly indicates his mastery over yogic concepts, and his eloquence in sharing it with his disciples. This commentary backed by his spiritual vision and supported by quotations from various other yogic texts stands out among the host of other commentaries on Yogasutra-s.

KYM Research department is working on a literary analysis of this beautiful commentary, so that contemporary students of Yoga will have access to this precious teaching. In the meantime the department is keen to share with the general public, the unique value of this commentary, especially as it would apply to contemporary times. This seminar will present some of the key highlights of Sadasiva’s teachings, which are unique and timeless. The faculty of the seminar will include Yogacarya TKV Desikachar, Dr. Kausthub Desikachar and Dr. M Jayaraman. This one day event will include theoretical presentations, discussions and meditative practices and will appeal to every modern day Yoga enthusiast, who is interested in the philosophical depths of Yoga.

The Faculty

Son and Student of the Grand Master of Yoga, T. Krishnamacharya, Yogacarya T.K.V. Desikachar is the founder of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) as well as the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation. Renowned internationally as the one who has brought Yoga Therapy and Yoga Philosophy to the forefront among modern day practitioners, is the author of numerous books and articles on Yoga. He was recently offered the title of “Yoga Cikitsa Visarada”, meaning “Yoga Therapy Expert”.

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the son of T.K.V. Desikachar, and is the cofounder of Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation. He serves as an adviser to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as Patron of the British Wheel of Yoga, and Chief Strategic Consultant of the Krishanamacharya Yoga Mandiram.

Dr. M. Jayaraman is the assistant director of the KYM Research Department. A doctorate of Sanskrit, he is in charge of the all the literary research in the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.

Date: 14 November, 2010
Hours: 9:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, 31 Fourth Cross Street, 600028, Rama Krishna Nagar, Mandaveli, Chennai, India
Value: Rs. 2000 Normal Price – Group booking of 5 or more participants will be eligible for a 10% discount. Cost includes welcome kit, vegetarian lunch and snacks.

More information:
Email: registration@kym.orgT: +91.44.24937998 – Web:

See also other events by: Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram


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