Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series DVD with Ken Harakuma
- Produced by: Livememe Inc.
- Format: NTSC
- Region: All regions
- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: Japanese, English
- Number of Discs: 1
- DVD Release Date: 2013
- Run Time: 73 minutes
Ken Harakuma is the director of Ashtanga Yoga Japan and co-founder of the International Yoga Center Japan. A surfer since high school, he has a black belt in Shorinji Kempo martial arts, has journeyed to the North Pole and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. His path led to health-related training: practicing Tai Chi, Thai massage, therapeutic and chiropractic sports massage; and Reiki Master certification.
He has been practicing yoga for many years and has studied continuously with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore. Ken is the first Japanese teacher authorized by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois to teach the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. He is presently practicing the Advanced Series.
He supervised the translation (into Japanese) of Surya Namaskar and Yoga Mala by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and wrote "The Spirit of Ashtanga Yoga" (in Japanese). He also invited R. Sharath Jois to teach workshops in Tokyo in 2005 and 2007.