Roman Yurynts

Roman Yurynts

My first encounter with Ashtanga yoga was approximately in 2013 when I first watched the video of the Led-class by Pattabhi Jois and tried to repeat the sequence immediately after… Of course, I failed miserably in my attempts… But this first experience sparked my interest in Ashtanga yoga and I made up my mind to learn more…

Unfortunately, there was no Astanga yoga teacher in Lviv at that time, so I signed up for another yoga style (Yoga23) at a local yoga studio…

In spring of 2015 when I heard about Elena Naassan (an authorised Ashtanga yoga teacher) giving a series of workshops in Lviv, I signed up immediately … and since then I’ve been attending her classes on a regular basis…

In December 2016 I went to Mysore, India where I practiced for one month under the guidance of Sharath Jois.  

What attracts me to Ashtanga yoga?

First, Ashtanga yoga is a traditional yoga method offering the tools for personal development on all levels (not only physical), where asanas are only one of the 8 limbs (the other 7 limbs are: yama, niyama, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dyana, samadhi).
 
Second, Ashtanga is a well-structured system which is taught in the same way all over the world. So if you travel to another city or abroad and come to a local Ashtanga yoga studio, you’ll find yourself pretty much ‘at home’ there…
 
Thirdly, those positive sensations in the body and mind that appear after the practice is something worth coming for time and time again…