In 2006 I attended my first Ashtanga Yoga class. And I am happy to say from that point on, I haven’t stopped practicing.
I went on my first trip to Mysore, India, in 2008, practicing with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, There I delved even deeper into the practice, and fully committed myself to the method. Ever since, I’ve been back to India every year to continue my practice and study.
During my trip to Mysore, Dec 2010 – Jan 2011, I had the honor of receiving my Level 1 Authorization to teach. I’m also the first Swedish male based in Sweden to be Authorized by KPJAYI (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois or R. Sharath Jois).
When I returned to KPJAYI in Dec 2012, I was asked by Sharath to assist him in the Main Shala for the month of Jan 2013. This was an amazing experience. One that prepares you for any Mysore room in the world. Since the Main Shala during its peak time in Jan and Feb have 300-400 students of every level passing through from the early morning to midday.
In July and August of 2014 I partook in R. Sharath Jois’s Special Summer Course for authorized and certified teachers. This was a great experience for me. One that furthered and deepen my skills as a teacher, but also reminded even more of the importance to always be a student first.
At Yogayama I assist my teacher in Sweden, Laruga Glaser (Authorized Level 2) with her Mysore program. I also cover Laruga’s classes when I’m not traveling with her around the world to teach workshops and retreats.
It’s a great honor to help hold a space for students from all walks of life were they can explore who they are and grow as human beings with the help of this dynamic practice. I feel blessed to continue the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and I invite all who feel inspired by this practice to walk this path with me.
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