WHAT IS UNIVERSAL YOGA?
Universal Yoga is a multi-faceted yoga-based system and science with the goal of spiritual growth and liberation. To achieve this goal, Universal Yoga employs traditional yogic methods and techniques, from the rich philosophical heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Tantra, and modern science. The system is suitable for any practitioner seeking to become conscious of and liberated from their behaviors and individual patterns. This individual evolution is then used to influence change in the surrounding environment. The goal of this micro and macro change is to inspire all beings towards karmic liberation–enlightenment. Universal Yoga is complex, but at the same time very simple.
WHO IS DORJE ANDREY LAPPA?
“Yoga is strength, balance, and unification.” This is the essence of what Dorje* Andrey Lappa, a Ukrainian Yoga Master and a self-realized Vajrayana Buddhist, has explained yoga to be. A world-renowned teacher, who has dedicated his life’s work to teaching yoga philosophy and techniques, Dorje Lappa has spent most of his life in India and Nepal training with B.K.S. Iyengar, Patthabi Jois, Desikachar, Bhagavan Sri Rajnish, and also Himalayan yogis. Dorje Lappa is trained in Kalarypayat (an ancient Indian martial art), Bharata Natyam (an ancient style of Indian dance), Zyong-Shin and Viet-Vo-Dao (ancient Vietnamese martial arts), and in Karate. Currently, Dorje Lappa lives in Nepal and teaches mostly throughout Asia. Dorje Andrey Lappa’s disciple, Raj Patra is the co-founder of Hot Yoga for Life.
(*Dorje is a Vajrayana Buddhism title of respect and accomplishment towards enlightenment.)