Universal Yoga is a multi-faceted system of techniques used intelligently for the purpose of furthering ones spiritual growth. The system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas or layers of being, that include the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind and karmic layers.
The purpose of this system is to provide balance between the layers... within each layer... and between the practitioner and the outside world.
Andrey Lappa integrated yogic philosophy and physical asana with monastic techniques and codified them into a logical system that can be used by anyone living in the secular world.
It is a life-transforming system that brings about physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity.
Lead Teacher - Andrey Lappa
Andrey Lappa started studying yoga at the age of 14 in Ukraine, which at the time was part of the old Soviet Union. Later in life Lappa travelled to the Far East and visited India 42 times, exploring the country extensively.
During his travels, he developed his skills with world famous teachers B.K.S. Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois, as well as learning from some less well known but unusual teachers and Sadhus.
Now Andrey is a follower of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Buddhism and a disciple of the venerable Choje Lama Phuntsok.
After devoting a lifetime of exploration to the most esoteric and challenging practices of yoga in Hindu ashrams and Buddhist monasteries, Andrey developed the powerful and effective Universal Yoga. It is a systematic approach to spiritual evolution based on the key principles of classical yoga, creativity in practice and personal spiritual freedom.
Andrey is the keeper of Shiva Nata™ (Dance of Shiva), a system of conscious control and liberation.