Iyengar Yoga Classes

in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar

 

“We are all beginners, it just takes some of us longer to realize it” - Chuck Miller

Ahu Karan Jespersen

 

I have a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from New York University and worked as an economist for a while. Afterwards, I also earned a Masters of Science degree in Social Anthropology from London School of Economics.

 

I teach Iyengar®yoga classes based on B.K.S. Iyengar’s work. I have earned Introductory II certification in Iyengar®yoga in 2017, trained by Jette Berring at B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center Copenhagen.

 

Previosuly, I taught Ashtanga Yoga for 10 years, which I was previously trained in and authorized. I began practicing yoga in 2004. While I was studying in London, I had a glimpse of teaching yoga for the first time while assisting my teacher Cary Perkins in Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga classes in 2006. The same year, I went to India and studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath. I continued going back to Mysore, India to study with R. Sharath regularly after my first trip for two to three months each time and has been Authorized to teach Ashtanga Yoga by R. Sharath in 2010 November.

 

Additionally, I have done three teacher trainings with internationally recognized teachers. In 2007, I completed 200-hour Teacher Training with Tias Little in Santa Fe, in 2009 completed Richard Freeman’s 200-hour Teacher’s Intensive in Boulder, Colorado and in 2011 completed 200-hour Teacher Intensive with Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty in Berlin. Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty became one of the main inspirations in my practice and teaching at that period and the main reason I developed an interest in Iyengar yoga.

During my first India trip, I also spent two and a half months at the Osho Mediation Resort in Pune, participating in various therapy groups and mediations. The following year, I also did the 3-month long “Work as Mediation” program at the Osho Meditation Resort.