Sir Panduranga Patanjali Yoga Shikshana Kendra ® was established in the year 2005, under the guidance of Late. Sri Balaji Rao Thombre. From its very inception, authorities of SPPYSK® are working hard to empower people about Yoga in order to be present in a healthy physical, mental and spiritual society. Our Organization has conducted free yogasana classes, and several programs to spread the significance and awareness of yoga.
The Organization has conducted many inter-school level, state level, National level and international level yogasana competitions in order to create a platform for Yogasana practitioners to exemplify their achievement and passion towards Yogasana and have made this as a part of universal happiness. Our Organization has honored many legendary teachers for their precious contribution in the field of yoga like Sri K. Pattabi Jois, Sharath Jois, B.N.S. Iyengar and many more.
In the year 2012, the organization has formed another branch by the name Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Shala under the guidance of Sir Arya Sanath Rameshji, to promote the Teacher Training Course so that our trainees who blossom as teachers spread the fragrance of yoga around the world.
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Shala has met all the requirement of Yoga Alliance RYS of the United States of America for 200 hours and 300 hours credential and it is a Certified Registered Yoga School. Here we offer 200 hours and 300 hours resident Teacher Training Course in two different forms of Yoga that is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Yoga. After completing 200hours or 300 hours Teacher Training Course with us, students will be qualified to register as Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
RAMESH SHETTY – Founder and Lead Trainer
Ramesh was born in 1964 raised and educated in Mysore; he holds a Bachelor of Arts together with a diploma in Yoga & Nature cure from Karnataka University. Ramesh has been practicing Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for more than 28 years under the instruction of Sri BNS Iyengar and Balaji Rao Thombre.
He is a lifetime member of Mysore Yoga Association ®. Honored as Yoga Sire - Award in 2013 by Government of Karnataka. Honored also as Yoga Bushana in 2014 by Himalaya Yoga Foundation and Yoga Visharadab in 2015 by Mysore Yoga Association. He has successfully conducted several state level competitions by personally inviting of legends like B.N.S.Iyengar, K. PattabiJois as chief guests. Further to his most recent award of Yoga Bushana, Ramesh has been elected as joint secretary of Mysore Yoga Association in 2014. He remains a guest teacher at BNS Iyengar yoga institute together with a special selection of schools both locally and internationally.
He has been awarded both national and international yoga championships, some of his achievements include being prized at the International Yoga Festival in 2003 Pondicherry. Gained 2nd place in South zone Yoga Sports Championship 2002 - South India Yoga Federation®. Successfully passed the Yogasana Referee Examination conducted by Karnataka State Yoga Association ® in 2004. Became champion in Kho-Kho on 1984 and 1985 organized by Mysore University.
Ramesh has trained and created hundreds of able national and international yoga teachers in all parts of the globe who in turn are successfully teaching their students young and old. By nature Ramesh is a dedicated, patience, creative, and skilled teacher with an excellent sense of humor who is endowed with the rare gift of adopting his teaching method to the skill level of the individual pupil across the spectrum-beginners, intermediate and advanced alike this rare ability endears him to all of his the students and results in high student satisfaction. Students consistently rate him at the top in their feedback.
SHEETHAL DAMODHAR – Administrator and Trainer
Sheethal was born in 1995 raised and educated in Mysore. She started her Yoga journey in the teen age under Guru Sri Ramesh Shetty. From past few years she is teaching different subjects related to Yoga. By nature Sheethal is a dedicated, patience, creative, and skilled teacher with an excellent sense of humor who is endowed with the rare gift of adopting her teaching method to the skill level of the individual pupil across the spectrum beginners, intermediate and advanced alike this rare ability endears her to all of her the students and results in high student satisfaction.
My Experience with Mysore Asthanga Shala was deep and enriching. Ramesh Sir is rightly called "King of Adjustments" his adjustments are to the point and his USP. He has immense knowledge and skilled experience. As a teacher he is approachable and down to earth human. Sheethal Damodar, another teacher who is responsible for Yoga Theory and Sutras is young, bright with lot of knowledge and patience. I definitely improved my Asanas and my attitude towards Yoga during this time. Thank you once again for this beautiful experience.
Amazing experience with Guruji Rameshji, my practice has transformed completely with his guidance and support, Mysore Ashtanga yoga shala is best school by all aspects in Theory and physical practice.
Awesome, deep, enriching! An intense journey of awakening awareness of myself, my removable limits, the feeling of my body and the mental tricks. I made the right choice to choose this Yoga school, no minimum doubt. Enter into Indian rythm and you won't regret your choice. Thank you Guruji for you patience, your energy and your 'magic' adjustments that let me reach unthinkable postures. Thank you Sheethal, for your patience to my questions and your high knowledge you spread in your classes, I'll come back next year for more practice and knowledge. Be ready for deep spicy delicious food.
It's a very good school, Ramesh is fantastic in the adjustement and make you feel that everythng is possible. When you think it's impossible and you want to release the asana, he just smiles and you stay there. It's very good also because the shala is little, and the teacher have time for everybody. Sheetal (the teacher of philosophy and pranayama) is very sweet, patient and she has a very big knowledge. You can ask her almost everything about habits, mith, sutra ... and she will answer smiling. The food is very good, every day different and cooked whit love. The shala is very clean, every day a beatiful sweet lady came to clean it. The practice is very hard but you can see your body change day by day.
Just smiling :-)
My first stay in Mysore, India it couldn't have had been any better than that. From the very first moment I felt home, because of the lovely people who gave their heart and personality into the praxis and teaching. To point out the importancy that Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is not only about Asanas. To not use it as a commercial way make money out of it.You can feel and experience the honesty and happiness of Ramesh Guruji and SheethaI during their classes.I highly recommend this shala,the people for beeing,living and seeing the world from a Yogi view. Within this month I learned so much more about life, living and myself than ever before.Thank you so much!!! –
Ramesh ji has given me so much knowledge in the one month I have spent in his shala. His simple but dynamic teaching style enables any student to get into any asana with ease provided they put in the effort. His adjustments are just perfect. Would definitely recommend to everyone and I can’t wait to come back to learn from sir once again.