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The Shala

Mysore Krishnamacharr Yoga Foundation  has been Sri BNS Iyengar's primary place to teach for the last 10 years. Mysore Krishnamacharr Yoga Foundation  is under the management of Kanchen Mala. The Foundation  is dedicated to teaching all aspects of yoga, including Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Philosophy, Chanting, Ayurveda, and Teacher Training. We provide certification for all of our courses including Teacher Training.

Located in central Mysore, we offer a clean, private space in which to practice Yoga. Students are required to register for a minimum of one month. Multiple subjects may be taken during this period to create a complete and "in-depth" yoga experience. Asana is taught in the morning and various other subjects are taught through the day. We offer accommodations nearby for those who prefer to have a short walk to classes.




Sri BNS Iyengar has practiced Yoga for over 70 years. He was a young man during the early days of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore, and studied directly with Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is the oldest living teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and the last link to that early peer group and cultural paradigm. For yoga students who are interested in learning traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga he has a lot to offer. Guruji is a Sanskrit scholar. (Guruji means “Teacher Sir” and is a title given to senior teachers in Indian culture, especially Yoga teachers.)  He has a vast knowledge of Sanskrit and the ancient scriptures connected with Yoga. Guruji is gifted in his ability to convey an authentic and traditional view of yoga to his students and teaches with chanting, amazing stories and a mischievous grin. Studying under his guidance offers an opportunity to learn Asana, as well as Pranayama, Mudra, Philosophy and other subjects that are part of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga but not commonly taught to foreign students. By studying with Sri BNS Iyengar foreign students can experience the cultural background that the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga evolved from, and go deeply into all aspects of Yoga.