Srivats Ramaswami(76) was a student of the legendary yogi Sri T Krishnamacharya for over 30 years. He studied, hathayoga, vinyasakrama, chanting of several chapters of the yajurveda, yoga sutras, and Sanskrit philosophical texts like the upanishad vidyas from Taittiriya, Mandukya,Mundaka, Chandogya, Brihadaranyaka and others, yoga sutras, samkhya karika etc. He has published four books, Yoga for the three stages of life, Yoga Beneath the Surface (with David Hurwitz), Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga & Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga. Published more than 100 yoga related articles, released through “Sangeetha”about 30 cds on Sanskrit chants including yoga sutras, Surya Namaskara. Has uploaded about 60 videos on chants, vinyasakrama talks on YouTube. Has been teaching for the last 30 years—about 20 years at Kalakshetra in India and for about 10 years teaching a 200 hour Vinyasakrama Teacher Training Summer Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, apart from several shorter programs in Chicago, UK, Canada, Mexico, India and other places.