Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009), was a great yogi who has passed his knowledge about Ashtanga yoga to students from all over the world. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was a student from the age of 12 years (1927-1945) of Sri T. Krishnamanacharya famous yoga master of South India and through him he learned the techniques of Vinyasa.
With his master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois has studied and known Yoga Kurunta, which together have deciphered and analyzed. This ancient manuscript in Sanskrit, contained all the asanas and Ashtanga yoga series and probably is dated back to 2000. C.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, as well as working to the daily practice of asanas, yoga has studied in depth in the original Sanskrit texts, as in: Pradeepika Hatha Yoga, Patanjali Yogadarshana and others.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga yoga taught in the traditional way, like that in the ancient manuscript.
In 1948 he founded the ‘”Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute” in Mysore with the aim of spreading the practice, the experience and the curative value of yoga as it is described in the ancient manuscripts.