About The Teacher

Karthik Chaithanya is the disciple of His Holiness Sri Jayendra Puri Swami. His guru sent him for to Pune, to get trained from the renowned Yogacharya and Hatha Yogi, BKS Iyengar.

Upon return, he found the Sri Jayasaraswathi Yoga Institute (SJYI), a dedicated centre for yoga. The institute was inaugurated by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Si Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji and Padma Vibhushan Dr. B K S Iyengar in December 2011.  SJYI is one of the few fully equipped Iyengar Yoga centers in India.

Sri Karthik Chaitanya had been teaching Yoga for more than a decade and has proven himself as an accomplished master by training thousands of students. Trained directly by Dr. B K S Iyengar, Karthik is adept in Iyengar yoga and Hatha Yoga. He has dedicated his life to yoga and considers teaching it his life’s mission. He believes that yoga has the solution for every physical and mental pain we go through.

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