TKV Desikachar and Kate Holcombe

Healing Yoga

Join Michael Lerner in a conversation with TKV Desikachar and his senior student Kate Holcombe about his teaching healing yoga method, based on T Krishnamacharya’s fundamental principle that yoga must always be adapted to an individual’s changing needs in order to derive the maximum therapeutic and personal benefit.

Healing Yoga


TKV Desikachar

TKV Desikachar is the son and foremost student of the legendary yoga master T Krishnamacharya—teacher of Patthabi Jois, BKS Iyengar, and Indra Devi. Find out more on his website.

For more than 45 years, TKV Desikachar has devoted himself to teaching yoga and making it relevant to people from all walks of life and with all kinds of abilities. In addition to the three decades of yoga training he received from his father, TKV Desikachar holds a degree in structural engineering. He is one of the world’s foremost teachers of yoga and a renowned authority on the therapeutic use of yoga.

Kate Holcombe

Kate is a senior student of Mr. Desikachar and founder of the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.