Traditional Astanga

We follow the tradition of Śrī K. Pattabhi Jois from Mysore, India. Today it is Śrī R. Sharath Jois, the grandson of Guruji, who is the daily director of KPJAYI, the school in Mysore and our teacher. He is grown in a yoga-family and as a teenager his grandfather started to teach him the method. 

A complete system for peace in mind and body

Astanga is a complete system, which has been taught directly from the guru to his devotees over thousands of years. Today Sri R. Sharath Jois, the successor of his grandfather Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is the director of the main shala in Mysore, India. 

The physical practice unites breath and movement. Through the breath, postures and focal points we create the foundation for introspection and to find more peace in the moment.

The practice consists of a sequence of postures which is always the same. This makes it possible to internalize your attention giving flexibility and strength of mind and body


Sri R. Sharath Jois

Sharath Jois is the current lineage holder and the director of the KPJAYI. He has studied yoga under his grandfather, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Guruji or Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was the lineageholder before SharathJi. He studied yoga under Sri T. Krishnamacharya. He also became a professor in Advaita Vedanta and sanskrit.