One of Chennai’s most well-known yoga landmarks is Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). Established by TKV Desikachar in 1976 as a non-profit Public Charitable Trust, KYM is among the premier centers of yoga and yoga therapy in India. KYM is recognized by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) as one of the lead yoga institutes in India. KYM also has the SIRO (Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) recognition awarded by the Department for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, Further, KYM is recognized by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. KYM is also one of the few yoga centers to possess the ISO 9001:2015 certification. Be it for general wellness, Yoga Therapy or Yoga Teacher Training Programs, or Vedic chanting, the KYM is well known for its holistic health promotive approach. KYM functions out of two locations in Chennai, Mandaveli, and Kilpauk.