The Lineage

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The basis of any lineage is the relationship between teacher and student. It forms the links in the chain of instruction that has been passed down for thousands of years. In order for yoga to be taught effectively and authentically, it should come from within parampara.

Ashtanga Yoga Houston is dedicated to imparting ashtanga yoga in its purest traditional form. We endeavor to share what we have learned from our teachers in India and strongly encourage our students to travel to Mysore to experience firsthand what it is like to practice with the source.

To learn more about this practice, our teachers, and the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India, please visit