Since a young age Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual philosophy which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in 1996. It wasnʼt until she stumbled upon Ashtanga Yoga when she fully immersed herself into a devoted daily practice a few years later in 1998.
Since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies with her teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois, of Mysore, India. An advanced level practitioner and Level 2 Authorized Teacher from KPJAYI of Mysore, India, Laruga entered into teaching after many years of sustained practice.
In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara.