“Asana offers a purpose more than just physical. Asana offers a link of the mind to the physical. Asana introduces the concept of Dhyana as a practice. Asana seeks to minimise the Samskara or habitual patterns which dull the mind. In doing so it seeks to increase our sensitivity to ourselves, what is around us and its corresponding influences, and to what sustains us.” — TKV Desikachar

Rooted in the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, T.K.V. Desikachar and U.G. Krishnamurti, the Heart of Yoga association was formed to help communicate the principles of yoga practice to a wider audience. No one is restricted from yoga.

Anyone who wants to can enjoy a yoga that is right for them. The premise of this yoga is that there is a yoga appropriate for every person, regardless of age, health, body type or culture. In today’s brand-dominated world, Yoga also comes in many different flavors, names and brands.

The Heart of Yoga is dedicated to helping each student find their personal Yoga practice, your Yoga, beyond the commercial styles. It is important to do yoga that is right for You.

This is the Heart of Yoga.


Mark Whitwell spent many years studying the work of Krishnamacharya, the "teacher of the teachers" along with is son, Desikachar. But Mark isn't selling yet another brand of yoga. In this short film, Mark shows how to connect with your own breath, your intimate partner, and your life.