Andrew Eppler has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for over 3 decades.
Andrew is the director of Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Norman Oklahoma and he is the producer and director on Mysore Yoga Traditions film.
Yoga has been a life long journey for Andrew. He has grown up with the practice and witnessed its evolution into world culture first hand.
Andrew has spent many years studying the philosophy of the Nathamuni Sampradaya tradition that Sri Krishnamacharya belonged to. With the help and support of senior Sanskrit professors in Mysore and also the support of the Royal Family of Mysore who began the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition in Mysore, Andrew has developed an approach to teaching physical postures that fits the modern paradigm.
While staying grounded in traditional ideas about philosophy and the sequences of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Andrew believes that there is inevitable evolution in yoga practice and uses a "global fusion" of techniques. He is constantly researching different methods, comparing techniques from yoga communities around the world as he travels, and refining them to create the best approach possible in his own teaching.
Andrew sees yoga as an evolutionary process and strives to help each yoga student fall in love with the practice of yoga in a way that allows them to practice for their whole life and create their own evolving, healing practice that can be both a solitary practice and shared with other practitioners in a gracious, respectful way.