Ashtanga yoga is an ancient method of yoga from the Yoga Korunta scripture, originally taught by Vama Rishi. Guru Bramachari passed on the method to Krishnamacharya who from 1927 taught Sri K Pattabhi Jois (also known as Guruji). Guruji further developed the discipline and in 1948 set up the Ashtanga Yoga research institute in Mysore India. Since Guruji’s death his grandson Sharath Jois and his daughter Saraswathi Jois are responsible for passing on the method to the world. This is what is called Parampara: the direct and unbroken transmission of knowledge from a teacher to his or her student.