Listen in as Yogini Shasta Townsend host of Possibility 101 chats with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, son of TKV Desikachar and grandson of the grand master.
Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, son and student of TKV Desikachar, began studying yoga when he was nine years old. After completing his dual masters degree, he committed himself to becoming a full-time student and teacher of yoga. He has authored a few books on yoga including the most recent publication, The Yoga of the Yogi, a biography on his grandfather,the great Yogi, T. Krishnamacharya. He has recently concluded his doctoral studies from the University of Madras, where his topic of reasearch was “Effect of Individualized Yoga Training on Quality of Life.”
Kausthub is the cofounder of the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and the Chief Strategic Consultant to the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), where he is also a Senior Teacher and Yoga Therapy Consultant. He is also a patron of the British Wheel of Yoga, and an advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Kausthub lives in India with his wife and daughter.
A celebrated transformational leader and a leading pioneer in embodied spirituality and Yoga, Shasta has inspired hundreds of people through her breakthrough methods for awakening and empowering your inner voice and divine power. Director, founder and senior teacher with Balanced Life Yoga, she delivers public talks, seminars and trainings on evolution and empowerment. She draws on a wide variety of techniques including Yoga, Shamanism, meditation, energy healing, coaching and the Law of Attraction. She is especially appreciated for her passionate way of allowing individuals to make sense of their world and embodied, holistic means to become the change they wish to see.
As early as in her teenage years, Shasta embarked on her journey as a spiritual explorer which led her to India, where she studied yoga, meditation and energy healing. She has studied with many remarkable mentors and she has undergone thousands of hour’s intense practice of meditation and spiritual studies. Shasta has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field through her own practice as well as through extensive training in Yoga, group dynamics, meditation and spiritual counseling.