John Forde

John has been a dedicated student of Ashtanga Yoga for the last 8 years and has made the trip to Mysore to practice with Guruji and Sharath on a regular basis since 2007. He is honoured to be authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore.

On his first visit to Mysore Guruji had just fallen ill and, although he still taught a number of classes, Sharath was beginning to take over from his grandfather. For this reason, while Guruji has always acted as inspiration, Sharath has always been John’s primary teacher.

John also studies Sanskrit, Vedic chanting and Yoga Philosophy with Laksmish Bhat in Mysore and has been a student of Dr M.A. Jayashree and Prof M.A. Narasimhan of the Ananta Research Foundation.

John is dedicated to passing on what he has learned in Mysore without modification. He wishes to honour his teacher Sharath and the memory of Guruji by helping to pass on Ashtanga Yoga in its purest form.

Sharath at Guruji’s 93rd birthday