About Mark Whitwell
Mark travelled to India for the first time in 1970 and met known and unknown saints and sages in the search for useful teachings. In 1973, he started what a lifelong study and friendship would be with the ‘father of modern Yoga’ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) and his son, T.K.V. Desikachar (1938-2016), from Chennai, India. Mark witnessed their great friendship and collaboration with J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) and U.G. Krishnamurti (1918-2007), and dedicated his life to furthering the resulting communication in his own form in modern times.
Mark is committed to clarifying the essence of the teachings of Krishnamacharya so they are relevant and accessible to everyday people while retaining their potency, and to deconstructing disempowering hierarchies. He is also the founder of a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing peace practices to troubled regions, and facilitates gatherings of friends around the world, helping people to connect with their breath and “stop looking, start living.”
He is editor of and contributor to Desikachar’s classic ‘The Heart of Yoga’, and is the author of the books ‘Yoga of Heart’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘God and Sex, now we got both’.
‘You are already truth.
You are already divinity.
Exactly as you are’