Vinyasa Krama Yoga Summer Institute

Vinyasa Krama Yoga Summer Institute

"I found for the first time a complete view of Yoga. In this experience you can discover the nature of your mind, the whole of asana - not just the limited view of the West. It is the first time I felt close to Yoga."

 —Roxana Letechipia Jolly, Former Student

Referred to as the father of modern Yoga and credited with the revival of Hatha Yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, Ayurvedic healer and scholar, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential teachers of the 20th Century. Some of his students include many of today’s most renowned Yoga teachers: B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar, Pattabhi Jois, and Srivatsa Ramaswami, Krishnamacharya’s longest-standing student outside his own family. At LMU, Srivatsa Ramaswami presents his master’s teachings at the Vinyasa Krama Yoga Summer Institute.


July 28-August 6, 2017

The Bhagavat Gita in the Teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya

  • Program + Registration

    The Institute is open to the public, and meets on the main (Westchester) campus of Loyola Marymount University. Registration for this program will open in March.

    The Bhagavat Gita in the Teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya
    Schedule: Daily, July 28-August 6, 8:30-11:30a and 1-3p
    Registration: Registration is open online, click here

    Sri Krishnamacharya was a versatile teacher. In addition to yogasanas he taught vedic chanting several texts like the Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sutras, and of course the Bhagavat Gita. He truly lived up to his given name Krishnamacharya, meaning Krishna the teacher/preceptor. His teaching of the Gita had a unique depth and flavor as he was a practicing yogi, not just an academician. In this program the Bhagavat Gita (The Teachings of the Lord) will be gone through completely verse by verse chapter by chapter. It deals with the entire range of human experience and endeavors and the Lord’s guidance to everyone to go through life fruitfully and reach the ultimate spiritual state of Yoga. This program is especially designed for Yoga Students. Bhagavat Gita even as it is known as a text of Vedanta it is also known as Yoga Satra, or a Yoga text. This is a 60-hour course.

    Core Vinyasa Krama Yoga
    Schedule: Daily, July 28-August 6, 6-8p
    Registration: Registration is open online, click here

    This 20-hour Core Vinyasakrama course offers the principal vinyasas normally taught in a longer (60-hour) course above. The 20-hr course may be useful as a review and reinforcement for those who have already done the 60-hr course, while at the same time offering to those who are new to Vinyasakrama a detailed introduction.

  • Housing + Accomodations

    There are a variety of local hotels and temporary housing available for Extension students, faculty, and guests at LMU Preferred Rates (campus housing is available only for undergradate and graduate students).

    Arrangements are made directly with the property. There are a variety of housing options depending on your length of stay and desired amenities. Both hotel room and apartment style accommodations are available. LMU Extension is not responsible for room, board and transportation needs of students and guests. The information below is listed for your convenience. Actual packages and rates are determined by the individual housing properties and are subject to change. Please confirm with them directly.

    Local Options

    Oakwood Marina Del Rey
    4111 South Via Marina
    Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

    Oakwood Play Del Oro
    8601 Lincoln Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Other Local Hotels >>

    Inclusion on this list does not imply the University's recommendation. LMU Preferred Rates are subject to change and availability.