Kausthub Desikachar has created a false mythology around the padukas (sandals) of Krishnamacharya that manipulates yoga and Hinduism for his profit.
KHYF and SKY used the padukas of Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar’s name to project a clean image following Kausthub Desikachar’s reported sexual misconduct. Should the field support yoga teachers using their powerful family name to shield themselves from their abusive conduct?
If Kausthub Desikachar has secret and special teachings from Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, where are they? Beware the yoga guru who claims secret knowledge and his “specialness” as his selling point.
A disturbing thread of power, myth making, silencing, and sex can be seen in Kausthub Desikachar’s publications, statements, and actions over many years and it continues now. If this is not checked, victims will not get justice and more vulnerable women will be hurt.
Kausthub Desikachar appears to think he is entitled to Krishnamacharya and Desikachar’s yoga as his birthright, claiming himself superior to teachers with decades more of practice and teaching.