jason joy yoga festival oslo

I’m Laruga Glaser.

—Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.

Since a young age, Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual philosophy which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in early 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. It wasnʼt until she stumbled upon Ashtanga Yoga when she fully immersed herself into a devoted practice a few years later in 1998.

Since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies with her teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois, of Mysore India. An advanced level practitioner and student of yoga, as well as, a Level 2 Authorized Teacher from KPJAYI of Mysore, India, Laruga entered into teaching after many years of sustained practice and brings with her over 20 years total experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara.

Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual; facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to step into the center of their own being, and experience their inherent potential.

Currently Laruga heads the Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally.

Larugas Festival Classes

Ashtanga led Primary Series

Saturday 8-9:30
Led Primary series is traditionally counted (in Sanskrit) in a rhythmic fashion to invoke a sense of
flow and concentration as we breathe and move in a unified manner. This will be a Full Led Primary
Series class from start to finish in celebration and honor of the immeasurable lineage of Ashtanga
yoga. Time will also be taken afterward for discussion and Q&A.

Ashtanga Backbending with Ease

Sunday 11-12:30
The paradox of backbending is that we must be firm and soft at the same time, uniting the energy
of strength and surrender. Learn the basic components of backbending with integrity to the natural
flow of the body. In addition, learn to understand the concept of active release. When actively
releasing, we experience the use of grounding mechanisms to establish the downward flow of
energy while fully utilizing the breath to then be able to expand and deepen. In this workshop
learn the foundational techniques that allow the body to find its depth and strength while at the
same time letting go. For all levels.

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