Krishnamacharya Lineage

KrishnamacharyaMaggie has been studying Yoga Therapy, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and Vedic Chanting in the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage (TKV Desikachar-centred) with her Yoga teachers DV Sridhar, Radha Sridhar, and Viji Vasu at Yoga Raksanam in Chennai, India since 2001 after 6 years of studying Pattabhi Jois's Astanga Vinyasa Yoga from Mysore, India. In 2003, she started studying with senior Iyengar-based teachers including Gioia Irwin, Lindsay Whalen, and more recently Elise Browning Miller. She continues to refine her knowledge of alignment, props and restorative poses, incorporating this knowledge into her TKV Desikachar-centred approach to Yoga Therapy.

What Maggie's 20 years of Yoga studies have in common is that they all originate from the great yogi Sri T Krishnamacharya and his students Pattabhi Jois (Astanga Yoga), Iyengar (Iyengar Yoga), and Desikachar (Krishnamacharya Yoga). TKV Desikarchar, his son, studied with his father the longest and has preserved the full range of his work at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.

Her desire to also understand the Ayurvedic medicine origins of Sri T Krishnamacharya's Yoga Therapy, led her to study with Dr. B. Ganesh of Chennai, India, at Ayu Wellness Clinic in Chennai, India.

Maggie Reagh in Chennai India

Maggie is grateful to all her teachers for what she has learnt and continues to learn for her own healing path and that of her students. She is very grateful to Sri T Krishnamacharya for the great sacrifices he made to bring this knowledge to non-brahmins, women, and westerners. Without his courage and determination to break the social norms of his day, none of us would be enjoying the gift of Yoga in our lives.

See more on the history of Sri T. Krishnamacharya at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirumalai_Krishnamacharya http://www.yogajournal.com/wisdom/465