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All the teachers at Astanga Yoga Switzerland are highly qualified and experienced. Each has a current, dedicated Astanga practice, has been practicing daily for many years and has been authorised by Sharath Jois, the current lineage holder of Astanga yoga in Mysore, India.

I started practicing Yoga when I was eighteen as I couldn’t touch my toes. I began with a few local classes until 2013 when I was fortunate enough to meet Victor, my meditation teacher. In 2015 I began studying with Rodrigo Rivas authorized teacher from K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and I have been returning most years ever since to continue my studies with him.

In 2016 with no doubts I decided to go to Mysore, before knowing I was going to get accepted in the main Shala, just to know soon that I would be accepted in it. That is where I got deeply moved to learn and share this method and continuing studying every day.

That same year I meet Christian in the small changing room at the second floor where Philosophy classes where imparted by Lakshmisha. I asked him for help with my homework. Since then we never got apart.

I moved to Switzerland in 2021 and live with Christian.

I have been Authorized to teach Astanga since 2022.

My other interests are running in Landscaping architecture, yoga philosophy, nature  and currently helping others with online marketing.



Arvind Pare has been teaching classes in Yoga Philosophy in Gokulam, Mysore since 2013. His evening sessions on Bhagavad-Gita and weekly talks on yoga-related topics are very popular among students. Prior to this, he lived for 15 years in ashrams learning Vedanta from his teacher Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Arvind has masters degree in Engineering and Business Administration from USA where he spent 12 years. His effective use of language and adherence to traditional methods of teaching allows him to communicate most complex concepts to his students, who range from beginners to yoga teachers.