Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Lviv
We are glad to announce that Ashtanga yoga shala (studio) teaching yoga in the tradition of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois has opened its doors in Lviv.
Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Guruji Shri K. Pattabhi Jois is a holistic and structured system that doesn’t tolerate any unauthorized deviations from the fundamental principles set by its founder.
To become a teacher of traditional Ashtanga yoga one has to complete rigorous training in Mysore (India). The authorization to teach is granted only to those who have undergone training in Mysore during a certain period of time.
As of today, Elena Naassan is the first and only authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher in Ukraine (for details please visit the official website of Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute).
If you wish to start your practice of Ashtanga yoga, our shala can be the first step in your journey to Mysore. The prerequisite for participation in Mysore training under the guidance of Sharath Jois (the grandson and the disciple of Shri K.Pattabhi Jois) is having at least 2-3 months of practice with an authorized teacher.
In our shala we strictly follow the Ashtanga yoga tradition that was passed over from Krishnamacharya to Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and then from K. Pattabhi Jois then to Sharath Jois. We also kindly ask all the instructors who teach other yoga styles to respect the guidelines of the KPJAY Institute and refrain from including the Ashtanga yoga method into their classes without prior authorization by the Institute.
Lastly, we want to make an official statement that Lviv Ashtanga yoga shala is not a religious organization. We teach our students the yoga practice that has been tested over centuries and that brings improvement to the body and the mind, but it is by no means a religious doctrine.
With warm regards,
Lviv Ashtanga Yoga Shala team