My first formal teacher of yoga is Raghavendra Shenoy, a well-known Iyengar Yoga teacher in Basavanagudi. He used to teach as part of the Rashtrotthana Kendra and then taught independently in his Niraamaya Yoga Kuteeram. Raghavendra Shenoy represented simplicity and discipline and inspired the same in me. I felt his dedication to yoga and spreading yoga and its light was extraordinarily high. I appreciated the fact that he always managed to start classes on time and maintained his class in a clean and friendly manner. Also, I liked the fact that he made his classes enjoyable with his trademark humor filled with wisdom.