Krishna Kumar Krishnan Yogamunīśvaradāsa grew up in a yogic family from South India. At the age of 7, he was initiated into spirituality and haṭhayoga sādhana by his father, ācārya y.m.ī.d. Krishnan Ramasamy, who was a priest, astrologer and siddhayogi in a Tamil saiva siddhānta tradition. At the age of 25, he pursued his higher studies in Aerospace Engineering in Munich, Germany and worked as a scientific researcher in Madrid, Copenhagen and Berlin. His experience of Western lifestyles reinforced his belief in the importance of yoga and mindfulness training for a balanced, healthy and sustainable life in the modern world, and he began exploring applying yogic philosophy as a holistic approach to life. He combines the essence of siddhayoga knowledge from his father with kuṇḍalinīyoga, from yogācārya Paranjothi Subramaniam, with the addition of mindfulness, awareness and meditation techniques from Tibetan master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. He also studied for 4 years at Yoga Akademie Berlin under the guidance of yogācārya Ananda Leone and became a registered member of the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden Deutschland (BDY) and the European Yoga Union (EYU). His yoga path has brought him to the realisation that different yoga practices suit different people and he explores his own yoga practice with acceptance, curiosity and joy. He is known for his sense of humour and dynamic teaching style, and his ability to present the ancient wisdom of saiva siddhānta in a fresh and accessible way.
Śivaśakti yoga – en
Śivaśakti Yoga is an energetic approach to yoga that inspires the practitioner to experience the fullness of life in all its diversity, to create balance between stability & mobility, firmness & openness, peacefulness & joyousness. In the tantric tradition śiva and śakti represent the polarities of the divine in the universe, in nature and in us. In Shiva Shakti Yoga, these opposites embrace each other and merge consciously. The qualities of Shiva are centering, grounding, muscular and rational, meanwhile Shakti are expansive, growing, organic, intuitive. Every lesson has an integrated theme that fuses with dynamic vinyāsa sequences accompanied by clear alignment principles, different āsanas and prāṇāyāmas , including meditation and relaxation techniques as part of aṣṭāṅga-sādhana, the eight parts of systematic ancient yoga practice.
Pranava Yoga – en
Pranava Yoga is deeply rooted from the rishiculture ashtanga yoga and saiva siddhānta tantric tradition, which reconnects the human anatomy with the five bodies (pañca-kośas) and the psychic energy centers (cạkras) for total well-being. The practice will be a liberating, evolutionary and rhythmic flow that encompasses various breathing teachniques altogether with the practices to enhance the lung capacity called hathenas; the deepened AUM chanting and flowing movements with the awareness. Pranava Yoga is an energetically flowing yoga that aiming the direct experience of the prana, the life-energy itself.
Krishna is currently in Malysia and will come back teaching his classes in September 2022.