Universal Yoga® is a logical, multi-faceted system that can be used by anyone living in the modern world. Regardless of your level of practice, this system provides all the techniques for the attainment of high spiritual aspirations & excellent physical health.
Universal Yoga® was founded by Andrey Lappa, who is one of the most influential professional yoga masters of our time. As a Ukrainian living behind the iron curtain, his talents and accomplishments only became widely known during the post-Soviet era. Andrey has spent his entire life traveling and studying in the East. He began his primary Buddhist education and yoga studies at the age of 13. He visited and studied yoga in India for more than 40 times and Nepal for more than 30 times and he is constantly studying yoga in Himalayas for every year until the present. Andrey later developed his skills by studying extensively with world-renowned teachers Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, and many other lesser known, but highly knowledgeable, rigorous teachers. After devoting his life to exploring the most esoteric and spiritually challenging practices of yoga in Hindu and Buddhist lineages, Andrey developed the complete and powerful system of Universal Yoga®. Andrey is also the devoted keeper of the ancient less-known yogic system of Shiva Nata® (Dance of Shiva®). He has been practicing yoga himself for 40 years and teaching yoga locally and internationally for 35 years.
Andrey Lappa has produced 32 yoga DVD's, 5 yoga books, 10 yoga posters and 10 computer yoga training programmes for the in-depth study of the Universal Yoga and Shiva Nata. Andrey conducts teacher trainings in the US, Russia and Asia. When not traveling or teaching, Andrey lives in the Buddhist Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, under the guidance of Ven. Rimpoche Choje Lama Phuntsok.