Desikachar Interview from 1995

Mark Whitwell receiving a blessing from his teacher TKV Desikachar

Mark Whitwell receiving a blessing from his teacher TKV Desikachar

I recently found a box of old Yoga Journal magazines left outside one of the studios I teach at, and I couldn't help but bring most of them home. It's interesting to see how the magazine and the yoga world has changed since the 80s and 90s — and how much has stayed the same.

I was delighted to find an interview with TKV Desikachar written by my teacher Mark Whitwell in an issue from October 1995, featuring Ram Dass on the cover ("Be Old Now"!). It's a wonderful interview where Desikachar speaks at length about what it was like living and learning with his father, the legendary "teacher of the teachers" T. Krishnamacharya.

I've scanned the article and posted it here for those of you that might be interested. 

Enjoy!
Brian