True Yoga is founded by Colin Dunsmuir who provides a top quality and highly experienced teacher training courses for yoga teachers and yoga therapists and also teaches private one-to-one yoga lessons. Colin provides a knowledgable and deep education into all aspects of yoga. His research and clinical expertise help train teachers to be experienced Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists. He runs in-depth courses for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapy Training, Post Graduate Yoga Therapy Training, alongside specialised workshops and one-to-one private consultations, all in the classical viniyoga tradition of Professor T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar.
As means of complimentary therapy, the philosophical schools of Yoga and Ayurveda are given a real life application in the western therapeutic context to target the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health and disease. Trainings meet the highest standards set by the British Wheel of Yoga, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the British Council of Yoga Therapy, as well as other international regulatory bodies.
Alongside business consultancy, trainings and private consultations, True Yoga publishes and promotes awareness of yoga and yoga therapy through the independent publishing house Desa Publishing and the BWY London Yoga Festival.
Aims of true yoga:
1. To communicate, uphold and pass on the viniyoga teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, T.K.V. Desikachar and T.K. Sribhashyam in all parts of society.
2. To train students to the highest standards set by U.K. regulating bodies such as the British Wheel of Yoga and the British Council of Yoga Therapy, and other international regulatory bodies if required.
3. To facilitate and recommend trainees join and participate with other yoga organisations.
4. To establish and maintain relationships with reputable yoga teachers and organisations.
5. To support, encourage and facilitate education, research and clinical expertise in yoga and yoga therapy.
6. To publish and promote awareness of yoga and yoga therapy.
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Professor T. Krishnamacharya
If there is one name that can be considered pretty much synonymous with contemporary yoga, it is T Krishnamacharya who is well known the world over as the yoga guru of legendary masters such as Indra Devi, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar. Among most contemporary styles of yoga, several trace their roots back to this legend, whose teachings remain the inspiration for thousands of yoga practitioners around the world. Be it fitness, healing or a spiritual quest, T Krishnamacharya is among the few legendary yoga gurus who managed to give every seeker of yoga and yoga therapy exactly what they sought. With a proven ability to stop his heartbeat, being a teacher to none less than the King of Mysore, a ram-rod straight posture even as he neared a hundred years of age, a devoted bhakta who stood by his faith and yet encouraged others to seek and find their own anchor…in every way T Krishnamacharya was a remarkable man. He was an acclaimed master of asana, pranayama and dhyanam techniques, a seeker of knowledge, a prolific writer and orator, one of the pioneers of adapting yoga techniques for therapy, and an adept in Vedic chanting. The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram was established in 1976, by T Krishnamacharya’s son and long-time student TKV Desikachar to carry forth the invaluable teachings of T Krishnamacharya.
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Son and student of T Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar is known for his inimitable ability of demystifying yoga philosophy and for his pioneering work in the area of wellness and yoga therapy. As a diagnostician and yoga therapist, TKV Desikachar’s skills were legendary and all his students will stand testimony to his mastery as healer and spiritual guide. His no-nonsense teaching style continues to resonate in the minds of his students and to him goes the credit of creating the representational stick figures that are so widely used by students and teachers of yoga the world over. Known for his generosity of teaching and sharing, TKV Desikachar’s landmark book, “The Heart of Yoga,” till today remains a bestseller and even a comprehensive reference book for yoga enthusiasts.
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