Kamal Vilms has been studying and practicing yoga since1977, first in London with Dr. Martin Underwood, whose style of yoga derived from study in Madras with TKV Desikachar. (For those interested in yoga history, both Desikachar and Iyengar learned yoga from Desikachar’s father T Krishnamacharia, who is credited with rekindling interest in hatha yoga in India in the early twentieth century.) Kamal has attended workshops with Desikachar and continued yoga here and in India with various teachers. She completed a teachers’ program at the Santa Cruz Institute of Yoga in Bombay, India, earning a yoga teaching certificate. She now studies regularly at YogaSource in Palo Alto and teaches Yoga at the Adult School and to students and staff at Paly High School.