Karthik was born and brought up in South of India, a place where yoga is still practiced most authentically without distortion. Though Karthik started his career as an artist, working for animation & movie visual effects, turned into a yoga teacher for the love of the subject, that is an ocean. He practiced under the guidance of 4 different teachers and different styles at different times. A firm believer that ‘Knowledge should come from different sources. If it came from the same source, it becomes stiff and stale’.
Karthik aims to focus on the health aspects of his students, understanding the limitations and possibilities and move towards the spiritual aspects of the yoga practice, preserving the values and essence of classical yoga without distortion from its purpose and incorporating these in every session. In a world where yoga is distorted so much from its purpose, he feels it is his responsibility as a teacher to teach the subject as it is, with a hope that truth will triumph.
He started his training by learning the integral style of yoga from his first teacher a long time ago for many years, eventually had an opportunity to practice Ashtanga yoga under the guidance of Sri Sharath Jois in Mysore & Sri. Ravi and Sri.Srimathi in Chennai, India. He practices not only the asana part of yoga but also pranayama and dharana. He is certified from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram, Madurai. Later at the beginning of 2018, he graduated with Advanced teacher training certification learning Vinyasa Krama taught by revered Sri. Srivatsa Ramaswami. He was a student of Sri. Krishnamacharya for over 30 years and is known for the purity of his teaching.
Currently, he teaches Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa Krama (as taught by Sri. Srivatsa Ramaswamy), and classical Hatha yoga and one on one therapy sessions focusing on alignment, breath, and dristi. Therapy sessions are taken on one on one basis.
Karthik quotes "the strength of a teacher is not in his teaching but the willingness to be a student." He loves to pass on the little knowledge that he had gained over the past 15 years in his journey in the path of yoga, continues to be a student at the same time. He has been teaching since 2010. He has shown an avid interest in Ayurveda, one of the ancient science of life. In his class, he integrates the two ancient knowledge into one. Necessary advice on diet, lifestyle, and proper exercise are given to individuals when necessary.
500 hrs TTC
CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA
Sivananda yoga Meenakshi Ashram,
100 hrs ATTC
Level 1, 2 & 3,