Mark Whitwell is the founder of The Heart of Yoga Foundation, a non-profit committed to Yoga education around the world. Mark has taught Yoga for many decades throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Oceania, adapting the principles of the Great Tradition to the needs of people from many cultures and countries. He is interested in developing an authentic Yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, "the teacher of the teachers," and his son T.K.V. Desikachar. After first meeting these two great teachers in 1973, Mark realized the importance of their scholarship and committed his life to furthering the communication, that there is a right Yoga for every person, no matter who the person is. His teachings clarify the profound relevance of ancient wisdom to modern times, and aim to deconstruct disempowering hierarchies and help people to “stop looking, start living.” Mark was the editor of and contributor to T.K.V. Desikachar’s book, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, and is the author of Yoga of Heart, The Promise, and the Hridayayogasutra.