Jorgen Christiansson

Los Angeles / Culver City, CA
United States

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Jörgen Christiansson, is certified by the Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore India and has had a lifelong relationship with Yoga. Since childhood Jörgen has had a strong interest in yoga and Vedic philosophy. He first started practicing Yoga (asana, kriya, pranayama, japam, meditation) in his native country Sweden. His mother introduced him to Trancendental Meditation at age 13 and later on he immersed himself in Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya lessons.

Jörgen has traveled extensively on the Indian subcontinent from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. For years he visited numerous ashrams, and studied with many yogis the various aspects of Yoga, including Pranayama in Varanasi, Bhakti Yoga with the Vaishnavas in Vrindavan. He also studied/practiced Sivananda and Bihar School style of Yoga. Early on he practiced Iyengar Yoga for many years. Jörgen met his teacher Pattabhi Jois in 1988, when he first visited Mysore. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, he teaches Ashtanga Yoga in the same traditional manner as was taught to him by his Guru. Jörgen has a unique ability to sense each student’s limits and abilities. With his positive and inspiring nature, he safely helps his students break through old patterns and fears. Besides correct alignment and Vinyasa, Jörgen emphasizes correct breathing and attitude in the practice.

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