V. Nanammal

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V. Nanammal

Born: 24 February 1920

Died: 26 October 2019

  • She was India’s oldest yoga teacher.
  • She trained one million students over 45 years and taught one hundred students daily.
  • Six hundred of her students have become yoga instructors around the world.
  • Her work was honoured with India’s National Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2016 and the country’s fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2018.
  • She started practising yoga when she was 8 years old.
  • According to Nanammal, her father knew martial arts and had taught her Yoga.
  • She continued practising yoga throughout her life.
  • In the year 1972 she established “Ozone Yoga centre” in Coimbatore.
  • She and her family, follow the traditions passed over to the next generations.
  • The centre taught their traditional style of yoga, which focuses more on Pranayama (Breath-control).
  •  The ‘Ozone Yoga school’ was established by her and since then, Nanammal and her family have taught yoga to over 100,000 people.

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