Venkatesh and Hema are a husband and wife team who run the Atmavikasa Centre of Yogic Sciences in Mysore. They describe their yoga as “Traditional Hatha Yoga with the inspiration of the perfection of Iyengar and the intensity of Ashtanga”. At the age of thirteen, Venkatesh was attending yoga competitions (and winning them) and by the age of sixteen teaching others. His ability to see an asana and immediately replicate it perfectly shows his impeccable body awareness. Hema, his wife, is the backbone of the center and runs her own therapeutic yoga programme and the philosophy section. Β The two make an excellent team as you will see in this video. Enjoy!

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7 replies on “Atmavikasa Centre of Yogic Sciences, Mysore

  1. I studied with Venkatesh in 2009 and it was an enriching experience to my longterm study of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. I appreciate lineage based teachings which the Atma vikasa school relays well. The space is lovely and located in the heart of Lakshmipuram which is a beautiful part of Mysore. Go, practice, and as Venkatesh says watch your breathings…


    1. I know you….
      I met Erin in Mysore studying with Venkatesh and Hema in 2009.
      It was my first experience of traditional practice and I have taken that experience with me as I continue to practice now in the Ashtanga tradition.
      Venkatesh is of few words but my time with him gave me an introduction to the more internal part of the practice and his backbending class especially showed me how limiting my own mind can be.
      I only stayed for 2 months, but I do dream of visiting again… watching the video was a trip… I didn’t realize how special those 2 months were until watching now.
      He’s the real deal!


  2. Just saw you video
    i studied with you in 2005, i had 3 children since then and took another 200 hour with Patrick Creelman
    I teach in Hong Kong at The Yoga Room
    and love my work so much
    Thank you both for starting my yoga journey
    I just want to say THANK YOU namaste


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