Ashtanga Lineage

„Parampara“ is the Sanskrit word for an Indian system where knowledge is passed down through successive generations from teacher to student.

It is passed down in an uninterrupted manner, a continuous flow.

The student’s part is to practice diligently and to dedicate his or her self to learning the teachings.

The teacher’s role is to teach the tradition exactly as she learns it in a continues process from her teacher.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) was the founder of Ashtanga yoga. Upon Guruji’s passing in 2009, his grandson, Sharath Jois, took up direction of the KPJAYI. 

Teachers of the Ashtanga lineage go to India to study with Sharath for many years.

A list of teachers worldwide who dedicate themselves to parampara you can find here.

It is Guruji’s and Sharath’s instruction that practitioners must study for many years at the Shi K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore before teaching this practice.

Mysore Vienna honors Guruji’s and Sharath’s request and does not support nore host any form of Ashtanga Yoga teacher trainings.