Siri Kruse, from Norway, was introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 2002, at the age of 20. The practice immediately felt like “being at home” and her dedication to the practice has grown ever since. She is deeply grateful to Prem and Radha Carlisi for being her true teachers of Ashtanga yoga as a practice for life and living.
Through their guidance and blessings she has opened her own shala, Akerselva Ashtanga, in Oslo. She offers Mysore style Ashtanga yoga as a daily morning practice, in line with the teaching program at AYBRC. Akerselva Ashtanga is an all-organic and specially designed shala, beautifully situated on the banks of the river Akerselva, at Grünerløkka- Sagene in central Oslo. Visit the webpage: www.akerselva-ashtanga.no.
Siri taught Ashtanga yoga in the Lofoten Islands of Norway from 2009-2012 and apprenticed with Prem and Radha at AYBRC from 2013-2014. She opened Akerselva Ashtanga in August 2014. In November-December 2015 she substituted at AYBRC while Prem and Radha were travelling. Siri has also had the pleasure of practicing with several other respected teachers of the Ashtanga yoga lineage, thereamongst Manju Jois.
In addition to teaching yoga, Siri works as a clinical psychologist, specializing in body-based psychodynamic psychotherapy, successfully integrating yogic practices to patient therapy when appropriate. She is also in a study-program of Ayurvedic lifestyle consulting, led by Dr. David Frawley, at the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Siri continues to feel blessed in how her deep and ongoing learning relationship with Prem and Radha allows her every day to access the practice and experience of yoga on a deeper level.