About Us

Are you a committed yoga practitioner and want to evolve? Are you constantly seeking knowledge and want to thrive? Do you want to live your passion for yoga because you are convinced that yoga is a powerful tool to better understand body and mind? You’ve come to the right place.

Established in 1998 within the humble confines of Karunakara’s rented house, Omkara Yoga Mandir has been a sanctuary for yoga enthusiasts ever since. Our journey began with a collective commitment to the practice of yoga asanas and help healing people through Supportive Yoga, focusing not just on physical balance but also on the profound connection between body and spirit through dedicated sadhana.

As the medical community acknowledges the therapeutic benefits of yoga, it becomes clear that this ancient practice is not merely a trend but a timeless tool for promoting health and healing. So, breathe, stretch, and embrace the regularity of yoga in your life—unlocking its full potential to enrich your physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual vitality. Your journey to a more vibrant and balanced self begins with each intentional breath and every mindful movement.

Mission Statement

At Omkara Yoga Mandir, we embrace the guiding principle of ‘Sarve Santhu Niramayah.’ Our mission is to empower every individual to reap the comprehensive benefits of yoga, fostering well-being and liberation from ailments through the transformative practice of yoga. We are committed to providing authentic teachings, creating a nurturing environment, and fostering a sense of community that supports the journey to self-discovery and healing.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a beacon of wellness in Puttur, Karnataka, and beyond, promoting the timeless wisdom of yoga as a means to cultivate physical, mental, and spiritual harmony. We strive to be a trusted center where individuals can embark on a transformative journey, unlocking their full potential and leading a balanced and fulfilling life.

Join us at Omkar Yoga Mandir, where every breath is an opportunity to reconnect with your inner self and embark on a path to lasting well-being. Embrace the power of yoga, embrace the journey of self-discovery and healing.


Yogaacharya Karunakara’s journey into yoga began at the age of 11 when he was introduced to Suryanamaskar. Inspired by films and circuses, he, along with friends, delved into the practice of yogasanas. In 1978, a pivotal moment arrived when the esteemed Ajith Kumar emphasized the need for yoga teachers. Responding to the call, Karunakara joined a yoga training class in Mangalore under Ajith Kumar’s guidance. Thus, Karunakara embarked on his journey as a yoga trainer.

In 1984, he got an opportunity to train directly under B. K. S. Iyengar. Following a yoga session, B.K.S. Iyengar granted an opportunity to witness a medical class, where he not only demonstrated yoga with equipment but also provided yoga therapy to patients. Witnessing the profound benefits, Karunakara embraced the practice with equipment, realizing its full potential. Subsequently, he embarked on teaching yoga practice and therapy, seamlessly integrating the yoga system with equipment for enhanced comfort in performing challenging asanas while maximizing their benefits for the body. Since then, he has travelled across the country to train yoga enthusiasts as well as treat innumerable patients successfully through Yoga Therapy.