We’re pleased to offer this compilation DVD as an introduction to Andrey Lappa and his wealth of teachings. Andrey has created a 2-hour asana sequence specifically for this project, and after practicing with him you’ll understand why the Universal Yoga system is one of the most comprehensive and balanced approaches to yoga ever conceived. In addition to the special asana practice, Andrey will guide you through pranayamas, rasas and meditation.
The other half of this unique DVD is a compilation of lecture highlights taken from Andrey’s 10-day Level 1 Teacher Training program. We’ve sifted through the many hours of great material to find some choice lecture topics that will expand your knowledge of better-known yogic topics, and hopefully open your eyes to some completely new ones. The entire lecture set is quite remarkable, and we’ve tried to give you a good taste of the experience in this sampling.
Highlights from the DVD include:
- Universal Yoga as an all-encompassing system of yoga practices
- The universal scheme of Asanas and Vinyasas
- The universal scheme of Pranayamas
- Use of Bandhas, Mudras and Drishtis to improve concentration and circulation of energy
- Methods of controlling and purifying Maya Koshas, or shells of human experience
- Yamas and Niyamas: universal codes of conduct and self-purification through discipline
- The activation and control of Kundalini energy; opening consciousness toward Moksha
- Development and purposeful, appropriate use of Siddhis, or spiritual abilities
- Power of the Spirit
- 4 hours
- 1 DVD
- ALL regions
“Lappa has something provocative—and often original—to say about asana, prana and pranayama, mudra, chakras and kundalini, mantras, sense withdrawal (pratyahara) and meditation, internal cleansing exercises (kriyas), yogic powers (siddhis)…If you’re an aficionado with a hankering for an intellectual and emotional challenge, you’ll want to tune in.”
— Yoga Journal
“The DVD has a 2 hour sequence of asana work performed by Andrey with some original and quite advanced posture work. There are also simpler variations given for the more difficult asanas. The DVD also includes an introduction to the comprehensive theory behind Universal Yoga which is a very open and inclusive method.
— Spectrum Magazine, UK
About Andrey Lappa
Andrey Lappa is one of the most influential yoga masters of the post-Soviet countries. He has studied with teachers both famous and unknown, including BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and has practiced meditation in many monasteries and temples throughout the East. After many years of exploration into the most esoteric and challenging practices of yoga, Andrey developed the incomparably powerful and effective Universal Yoga, a comprehensive approach to spiritual evolution. Andrey is president of the Kiev Yoga Federation in the Ukraine.
Currently he conducts teacher training programs around the world and has re-introduced hatha yoga to the monks of his Tibetan Buddhist lineage in Nepal. He is the author of the book Yoga: Tradition of Unification.