Shiva Shakti Yoga in English
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) & the European Yoga Union (EYU) as Yogalehrer BDY/EYU and also registered as Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500. 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.