Mysore is the International capital of 'Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga'. Mysore has produced great teachers like Sri T Krishnamacharya. K Pattabi Jois, B N S Iyengar, Desikachary and BKS Iyengar are the followers of Sri T Krishnamacharya. These teachers were the first generation of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practitioners known in the last century. Chidananda was initiated into yoga by his father Sri S V VENKATESHAIAH who himself is an accomplished yoga teacher. Sri Chidananda has been practicing yoga from last 20 years under the guidance of his father Sri S V VENKATESHAIAH and Shankar Narayan Jois and Guru BNS Iyengar who is a disciple of Sri T Krishnamacharya. He began his practice at the age of 8 and has competed in state and national level programmes been awarded various prices for it. He also has been facilitated twice as 'Best Sports Man' of the year for his yoga practice discipline, by the Mysore State Independence Committee. He Completed his Graduation in Bachelor of Science (B Sc) through Mysore University. He began his teaching career in yoga at 16. His experience and deep understanding about postures has lead many students to practice proper asana and learn right posture without any physical injury.