Greg Nardi - Personal Biography
Greg founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, a resource which strives to explore the traditions that give rise to modern yoga methods; to maintain the Ashtanga yoga system as taught by Pattabhi Jois; and to make these traditions and methods intelligible to the Western practitioner. Along with an online community, Greg travels internationally to offer workshops on Ashtanga yoga practice and theory.
Greg has most recently settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to open a home shala with his husband Juan Carlos Galan. He is also part of the staff at John Scott Yoga helping to mentor and support aspiring teachers.
Greg perpetually studies and practices yoga, Eastern philosophy and Sanskrit mantra chanting. His influences include his numerous trips to Mysore, India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath, and Saraswathi, as well as Jayashree and Narasimha. Greg also participates in Georg Feuerstein's Traditional Yoga Studies course and instruction with the American Sanskrit Institute.
In 2009, at the age of 93, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois passed away leaving behind a legacy that has touched countless lives around the world. Greg is committed to honoring his teacher by sharing the Ashtanga method with every interested, inspired student he meets.
His view on yoga respects the ancient teachings which have been passed down unbroken through the centuries, and which give the practices the power to transform our consciousness. Greg's style of teaching assists students in finding the approach to the practice that is most beneficial for them.