Laruga Glaser
Laruga Glaser

Ashtanga Master & Spiritual Teacher

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 to fully immerse herself into a devoted practice a few years later in 1998. Since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies with her teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now 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 20 years experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency 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 develops in each individual, facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to realize their inherent potential.

Currently Laruga directs the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally. Connect with her directly at Laruga Yoga, read her blog at Peace Love Yoga, and watch her videos on her YouTube channel.

How does doing yoga make you feel?

Practicing yoga makes me feel centered and more connected to my higher self.

How long have you been doing yoga?

I’ve been practicing yoga for a total of 20 years. 18 of those years have been in the Ashtanga yoga style.

Why did you start doing yoga?

I began doing yoga because of my curiosity about the nature of the practice and its healing benefits for both the body and mind.

What is your favorite type of Yoga? Which type are you best at?

Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India.

What don’t you like about yoga (if anything)?

Nothing

What do you love about yoga?

Everything

How often do you do yoga?

The goal is to practice yoga everyday, all the time, but in terms of my asana (physical posture) practice, I practice 6 days a week.

Do you eat before or after yoga? What do you usually eat?

I eat after yoga because it is important to have an empty stomach when practicing yoga.