R. Saraswathi Jois visit Oslo 20-25 of June. We can now proudly announce the place of the event: The Norwegian Opera & Ballet. The dance studio to the national ballet. The Saturday talk the 25th. will be held at Puro Yoga in Bygdøy Allé 16.

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Over the years a large number of our teachers and students, together with thousands of yogis from around the world, have traveled to Mysore in India to study ashtanga yoga with Sharat and Saraswathi, and to experience the practice at Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in the spirit of the beloved Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. We are now truly delighted to offer this unique opportunity to practice ashtanga yoga with Saraswathi during her first visit to Norway.

The work shop will be a 6 days program consisting of daily led classes (full primary series) as well as pranayama and chanting sessions. Saraswathi will also offer the participants an opportunity to participate in an open discussion, in Mysore often referred to as a Talk, in which students can ask questions in an open forum. The Program Time:

Mon – Fri (20-24th.) from 7 a.m to 9 a.m Place: Den Norske Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway.

The Talk will be held at Puro Yoga, Bygdøy Allé 16 on Saturday the 25th at 12.00-14.00.

Participation fee: NOK 2700, the whole week including the Talk. NOK 450, the Talk only.

Biography: Born in 1941 to Savitramma and yoga master, K. Pattabhi Jois, Saraswathi played with yoga postures at an early age. At 10 she began her formal study of ashtanga yoga under the guidance of her father, and eventually became the first woman admitted to the Sanskrit College in Mysore, where she studied Sanskrit works and yoga. At the age of 22 Saraswathi’s mother became ill and Saraswathi took on all household responsibilities along with caring for her mother, father, and younger brothers. Leaving aside her asana practice, Saraswathi grew strong in other areas of yoga. In 1967, she married M.S. Rangaswamy and had two children, daughter Shammi in 1969 and son Sharath in 1971. Saraswathi assisted her father at his Lakshmipuram yoga shala from 1971 until 1975. She then began teaching yoga to local Indian women on her own at the Balaji Temple in V.V. Mohalla. At the time, yoga teachers were treated no differently than the cleaners and sweepers of the temple grounds and she was paid only twenty fives rupees a month. In 1984, she began teaching yoga to both men and women together in her own house in Gokulam. When her father moved his Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute from Lakshmipuram to Gokulam in 2002, Saraswathi returned to teaching with her father. Today, she is a constant presence at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.