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  • Writer's pictureSalla Vedder


Updated: Jul 4

The founder of It's Yoga system & the creator of The Rocket practice Larry Schultz was known as the Yogaman. After studying with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for seven years, he was the first to liberate the hierarchy of the Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences as taught by the master.

Larry was lovingly also called as the "bad man of Ashtanga" by K. Pattabhi Jois

"Pattabhi Jois had predicted for him, “all is coming in 25 years.” Pattabhi believed there were 3 kinds of students. One, all is coming in 7 years – very good student, practices daily and is advanced. Second, medium student, all is coming in 12 years. And then he looked at Larry, and said, “That man is bad man. All is coming for him in 25 years.” Larry took it as a blessing, he said he knew if he kept practicing, he would receive all that was coming his way in 25 years. What he wanted was love and health. We met in his 25th year of practice." - Marie Russel

The story of The Rocket is just inspiring and wonderful as the practice itself!

Larry’s intention behind creating the Rocket routines was to renew energy and revitalise the body and the Being. In Larry’s words, “The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.” The Rocket is known for its ‘freedom with alignment’. All Rocket routines provide the practitioner with the opportunity to let their creativity flow while remaining true to the core sequence that reflects the Ashtanga heritage.

Back in the early days of 1990's

Larry was on tour with the rock band the Grateful Dead as a yoga teacher.  In an attempt to offer the rock stars a yoga practice that was healing, yet playful and entertaining, Larry created what would become The Rocket routines. It was Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead that announced that the yoga routines they were practicing,  should call “The Rocket”. Upon being questioned by Larry as to why, Bob Weir replied, “because it gets you there faster!” - "That's all I needed to know" said Larry later and the living legacy was born in those very moments.

"We modify because we love Ashtanga so much" - Larry Schultz 

It's about THE JOURNEY

It's a healing journey and it teaches us to "Relax and breathe and go with the flow" with our everyday lives. We honor everything we have learned and will continue to learn as we keep on sharing the LOVE of the practice.

With much gratitude,


Inbodhi - A Yoga Circle is a collective of Yoga practitioners & trainers in different locations in Europe. Following the teachings of Larry "Rocketman" Schultz, we offer classes, workshops and Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as in Yin and Restorative Yoga. We are also dedicated practitioners and group leaders of Breathwork and Yoga Off the mat Coaching. Inbodhi is a feeling of commUNITY - both locally and internationally - and we can't wait to welcome you to join our events & training circles!

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