Laruga Glaser Interview

Laruga-Glaser

Laruga Glaser is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher whose practice at times seems to defy gravity. If you watch a video of Laruga in action (such as the brilliant one by Alessandro Sigismondi: The Impossible ) it is obvious that her small frame is immensely strong but what impresses me even more is the fluidity and femininity of her practice. I am in the lucky position to be able to practice with many wonderful teachers as they come to teach at Purple Valley in Goa, and I would go as far to say she would be up the top of my favorite experiences.

In this interview I get to ask Laruga about how she works on these qualities of her practice, her own battle with periods of severely low energy, adjusting and much more.

And here is the workshop on jump throughs and jump backs mentioned on the video. You can also find it and many others in the area Asana Essentials Workshops and Transitions.

If you would like to find out more about Laruga check out her website larugayoga.com

Here are some of the other Interviews that I have posted so far. Lots more to come! Check out the Interview page for the full list.
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  • Glenn Ceresoli Interview (0) February 11, 2014 While at the beautiful Satsanga Yoga Retreat in Goa India I was lucky to arrange a rare interview with senior Iyengar teacher Glenn Ceresoli. Glenn has been practicing and teaching for over 30 years and although based in Sydney Australia he spends a good amount of his time traveling around the world holding intensives, retreats ...
  • Gregor Maehle Interview (12) August 16, 2013 Gregor Maehle Interview Part 1 Gregor Maehle Interview Part 2 Gregor Maehle Interview Part 3 Gregor started his Yogic practices 30 years ago. In the mid-80’s he commenced yearly travels to India where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters and traditional Indian sadhus and ascetics. Amongst others he studied 14 months with K. Pattabhi Jois in ...
  • Alexander Medin Interview (Back In The Ring 2) (0) February 7, 2015 Alexander Medin is now into the second year of his ‘Back In The Ring’ project, which aims to help people suffering from drug addiction (mostly heroin) to stay clean through the use of Ashtanga Yoga and the selfless helping of others. The mission statement is: Strength, clarity and transformation through helping others. Alexander brought this years ...
  • Michael Gannon Interview (0) July 25, 2014 In this interview with Michael I got to ask him about how he started his journey into yoga, and especially his rather unorthodox approach to teaching and his own practice. Using music! (yes you read right). And of course much more! Here are some of the other Interviews that I have posted so far. Lots more ...
  • Maty Ezraty Interview (0) May 30, 2015 It was a great pleasure to do this interview with Maty. She is so full of enthusiasm and compassion it shines through everything she says. I remember the group at Purple Valley being so excited to be practicing with her and I think you will get a feel of why when you listen to this. You ...
  • Louisa Sear Interview (1) September 23, 2014 It was great to be able to catch up with Louisa Sear at her new retreat center, ‘The Shala Bali’. Louisa started running yoga teacher trainings over 20 years ago, back in the day when they lasted 9 months. One of the things we talk about in this interview is the key facets that have ...
  • David Robson Interview (0) April 15, 2014 David Robson has one of the world’s largest Ashtanga mysore programs outside of Mysore itself. He is part of the new vanguard of teachers that have studied only under Sharath Jois. A level 2 authorised teacher he describes himself as traditional in style. David is one of the most passionate and entertaining teachers that I ...
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4 Responses

  1. Lucy says:

    Really fabulous interview thank you. Also the video on jump back and through such a huge huge help, as someone who can’t get to workshops due to distance and family commitments I can’t tell you how valuable videos like these are!

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