K Pattabhi Jois

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Birthday
26, 1915
Birthplace
India
Death Date
May 18, 2009 (93)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1915
Birthplace
India
Death Date
May 18, 2009 (93)

About

Yoga instructor from India known for being a main proponent of prominent style of yoga known as Ashtanga Vinyasa. He served as a teacher at Sanskrit College of Maharaja from 1937 to 1973.

Before Fame

He attended a seminar by yoga practitioner T. Krishnamacharya at age twelve and became a student of his the next day.

Trivia

He opened the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in he and his wife's home in 1948.

Family Life

His father was a priest and astrologer.

Associated With

He had a number of famous pupils, including pop superstar Madonna.

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