Workshop: Insight into Intermediate Series
Intermediate Series, otherwise known as nādī śhodana, meaning nervous system cleansing, builds upon the culmination of energy and purification within the practitioner built from the foundation of Primary Series. With deeper backbends and forward bends as well as arm balances, the Intermediate series integrates the use of opposing forces to garner greater unity and strength, both mental and physical, opening the internal light of awareness within each individual.
Since a young age Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual thought which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. It was not until she stumbled upon Ashtanga yoga when she began the journey fully immersing herself into a devoted practice a few years later in 1998. Since then, she has con- tinued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies of Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and who she considers her principle teacher, 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 years of sustained practice and brings with her a combined total over 25 years experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating trans- parency 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 de- velops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential.
Currently Laruga directs the Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally.