30 years yoga experience
Orit has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. She has studied Iyengar Yoga in Puna and trained in the Eighties with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore. She studied and taught with Dona Holleman for 12 years. Together they wrote "Dancing the Body of Light",
a comprehensive text on yoga.
Practicing from inside
In searching for a way of moving the body as one un-fragmented unit she gradually discarded the overuse of anatomical terms, which tend to view the body from the outside. Listening from inside, she found that adhering to the skeletal line and using the vital principles, allows for a simple and precise asana practice. This, she feels, frees us to celebrate the pure joy of moving and being.
Philosophy, pranayama and vayus
Orit graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a degree in Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy. She was the first to translate the Patanjali yoga sutras from Sanskrit into Hebrew, which were published in 1992. Orit believes that the research and study of yogic texts is important for the development of yoga in our times. Researching old pranayama texts, she deepened her understanding of the ancient techniques of vayu practice.
Vijñāna Yoga School
In 2002, together with a group of experienced teachers, she founded the Vijñāna Yoga School. Since 1996 she has been training yoga teachers in Israel and giving international retreats.
She lives currently in Jerusalem with her two daughters.