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Andrey Lappa began studying yoga at the age of 14 while living behind the Iron Curtain. Originally from Ukraine, Andrey has been practicing yoga for well over 30 years, and teaching professional since 1988. He emerged from the post-Soviet Era as one of the most accomplished and influential yoga teachers of his generation and was the first student to have emerged from the post-Soviet area of the world to study with BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Andrey's yoga practices have also led him to study with many teachers and masters who prefer to remain out of secular life. It is from his vast experience of travels and yoga studies spanning India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia and other Eastern Republics that Andrey developed the system called Universal Yoga®. He has taken the essential rules and principles of authentic, ancient yogic science and skillfully woven them together with a system of internal techniques, complemented by unusual asanas and vinyasas specifically aimed to target the spiritual development of the individual.
Andrey is a recognized Lama (teacher) in the Karma Kagyu lineage, a Vajrayana practitioner, the president of the Kiev Yoga Federation, the author of Yoga: Tradition of Unification, and the author of many posters, DVDs and software programs designed to transmit the yogic concepts of control, balance, creativity, karmic freedom and ultimate liberation for al practitioners of this ancient science.