Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

“Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating, and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart,” says Mark Whitwell.

Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a lifelong relationship with the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, through his studies with B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Indra Devi, A.G. Mohan, and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya with his son Desikachar, Whitwell is committed to communicating timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity.

In 1996, Whitwell established The Heart of Yoga Association, a nonprofit foundation that provides yoga education around the world. He is author of The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy and Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection, and editor and contributor to T.K.V. Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice.

What People are Saying About Mark Whitwell

“[Whitwell teaches] yoga as it should be taught—with purity and straight from the heart.”
—Christy Turlington Burns, author of Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice

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