Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya “the teacher of the teachers,” notably BKS Iyengar, K Pattabhi Jois, A G Mohan, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Indra Devi and TKV Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya with his son Desikachar, Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity.
Yoga is the means by which ordinary people may absorb the nurturing and healing force of Life. This is yoga from the heart for the heart. It is made clear in TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice to which Mark contributed and edited. He also contributed to Desikachar’s Health Healing and Beyond. Mark’s own book is Yoga of Heart, The Healing Power of Intimate Connection, Lantern Books.
Mark lives in the USA and New Zealand. He travels throughout Europe, America, Asia and the South Pacific. In 1996 Mark established The Heart of Yoga Association a non-profit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. Having studied with many known and unknown yoga masters, Mark is most interested in revealing actual yoga and how each person effectively practices.