The yoga we offer our students is based on the profound teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya, one of the most influential yogis of the past century. During the one hundred years of his life, he inspired thousands of practitioners worldwide. Prominent teachers such as B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Indra Devi, and A.G. Mohan were all taught by this great master, and the lineage of his teachings continues to be passed on through one of his closest students for many years, his own son, T.K.V. Desikachar. All of the teachers at Yoga Sanga have studied for years, and honor this tradition and its teachings by adhering to the principles of the lineage, including that yoga must be appropriate to each individual student.
With teachings rooted in the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali, Sri Krishnamacharya’s central principle was "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the other." He taught that yoga should always be adapted to the needs, circumstances and goals of each student; never should the student be forced to change to fit the yoga. This commitment to individualize the practice to fit each student, and refusal to standardize the teaching methodology is based on the deepest respect for the individual. At Yoga Sanga, the teachers respect and adhere to this philosophy and teach in a way that makes every class adaptable to the individuals who are present.
On September 16, 2017, our founder Tiffany C. Conner died at her home, surrounded by love. Her light could no longer be contained. Of course there are moments when we miss the extraordinary woman who was our beloved friend, teacher, and so much more beyond words. But we feel and hear her daily and eternally in our hearts and in our sanga, which she so lovingly and generously led us in creating. She continues to lead us in listening to ourselves and to the teacher within, and in nurturing a community that, we dearly hope and intend, brings greater love, support, strength, and clarity to us all.
Tiffany was a shining example of yoga in action. She practiced, she studied, she strove every day to learn and work and live her yoga. She held knowledge, experience, and clarity, and of these and more she gave freely. She came, more often than most of us, from love. We strive to continue her work, and our own.
Sri gurubhyo namah
Sanga is a Sanskrt word meaning connection. We are grateful for the tools we have received that have led us, individually and as a group, to greater connection...with each other, with our community of engaged and committed students and colleagues, and most importantly, to ourselves. We are committed to passing on what we have learned and to facilitating a connection for our students to any tools that may help them find greater joy, contentment and conncection for themselves.