What is Viniyoga? 

“Vini” is a Sanskrit term, which loosely translated means “adaption”. Son of yoga legend Sri T. Krishnamacharya, T.K.V Desikachar studied with his father for almost 30 years. His approach, sometimes called Desikachar Yoga, sometimes called Viniyoga, is a type of yoga that combines yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation according to the needs of the individual, to fit their limits, and goals.

Because Viniyoga is adapted to its students, it is a recommended yoga style for beginners and advanced yogis alike. 

Go to Viniyoga if you want: 


Personalised practice 

Physical therapy 

Support props 

Physical yoga poses 

Flowing movement 

Breathing exercises 

Gentle exercise 

Senior yoga 

Emotionally restorative yoga 

Watch a Viniyoga intro 

Watch a Viniyoga class 

Who was Viniyoga founded by? 

Viniyoga was founded by T K V Desikachar. 

When was Viniyoga founded? 

Viniyoga was founded in 1960.

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is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.