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.
  • David Keil Interview 2016 (0) August 20, 2016 Its that time of year again when David Keil visits Purple Valley in Goa and I get to babble anatomy with someone who really knows his stuff. David is author of the brilliant book Functional Anatomy of Yoga and teaches around the world. In this interview we talk about the emerging interest in fascia, injuries, ...
  • Mark Robberds Interview 2015 (0) March 6, 2015 It’s great fun to interview Mark Robberds because he is so chilled and as much as surfer dude as he is an Ashtangi. We get to talk about his twin passions and how he works on his strength, lessons he has learnt himself from other teachers as well as techniques he incorporates into his practice. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Themed Interview with Mark Darby: Forwardfolding (0) April 19, 2016 So this season I decided to do some interviews themed around different aspects of the practice. The format is a chat about the subject and then a demo /workshop. In this interview I get to talk to Darby and I chose forwardfolding not only because a good few students struggle at least initially with these ...
  • Raw Food: Ben and Sayuri Interview (0) July 17, 2014 Many people have asked me to post more about nutrition on the site, so I recently managed to arrange an interview with popular raw food chefs Ben Richards and Sayuri Tanaka. Not only do they run raw food trainings but they also are involved with joint raw food & yoga retreats as well as have ...
  • Melanie Cooper Interview (2) April 12, 2014 While in Goa this winter I had the chance to interview Melanie Cooper. Melanie is an Ashtanga and Yin Teacher and has recently had a book published called Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana. She has been teaching for sixteen years and training other teachers for the last eight years. Presently she runs a mysore program at ...
  • Interview with Yin Yoga Teacher Magdalena Mecweld (0) May 16, 2015 I met this lovely lady recently at Purple Valley where she had come to practice Ashtanga. I am all for mixing styles and finding what suits your body so when I found out that Magdalena was a famous Yin teacher and bestselling author I was very keen to interview her. She is so relaxed and ...
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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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