Towards wellness, wholeness & wisdom

YogaVahini is a vibrant and growing community of Yoga practitioners, students, teachers, and therapists. At YogaVahini, we are all co-learners. The student and teacher facilitate each other’s learning and growth. We strive to provide an environment such that our personal learning flows into daily life seamlessly, manifesting as coherent and harmonised action.


Saraswathi began her journey in the path of yoga and healing 30 years ago. She studied and trained under Sri TKV Desikachar for over 17 years in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya that is strongly founded in the teachings of Patanjali and specializes in adapting yoga to the unique needs and abilities of each individual. She holds two Masters Degrees (in Nutrition and Psychology) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga. She has served as a yoga teacher, consultant, trainer and therapist for close to two decades at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai and has also been actively involved in yoga research bringing the much-needed scientific perspective to yoga therapy.

In 2010, Saraswathi, along with her husband Sundar, founded YogaVahini, dedicated to Specialised Yoga Training, Therapy & Research with centres in Chennai and Hyderabad and runs regular training programs for lay practitioners, teachers and therapists. Her dream is to bring personalised yoga therapy into mainstream health care in India and is seriously working towards that mission. Saraswathi Vasudevan currently serves on the voluntary Board of Directors of Yoga Alliance, which provides strategic direction that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals across the world.

Sundar completed his Post-graduate Diploma in yoga studies at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) and studied with Sri TKV Desikachar and other teachers in the same tradition. He was associated with the KYM since 1992 while pursuing a full-time profession as an archivist in a Research library in Chennai. He has keen interest in yoga, Indian philosophy and traditional chanting.