Sava has been traveling to Mysore, India to study traditional method at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), where his teacher, Sharath Jois, continues the yoga lineage after his grandfather, K. Pathabhi Jois and shares knowledge of traditional Ashtanga yoga method with his students. In Mysore, India, he also studied anatomy, Ayurvedic massage and Sanskrit to deepen his teaching of asana practice. After years of diligent and relentless yoga practice, research, and self-study, Sharath Jois blessed Sava to teach. He is now an authorized KPJAYI teacher who can pass Ashtanga Yoga tradition on to his students. This is known as Parampara, knowledge that is passed in succession from teacher to student. This Sanskrit word denotes the principle of transmitting knowledge in its most valuable form, knowledge based on direct and practical experience. It is the foundation of any lineage: the teacher and student form links in the chain of instruction that has been passed down for thousands of years.
Sava’s teaching style is confident and firm, yet gentle and compassionate. He understands the needs, limitations, and strengths of each student and works with them individually to guide them through the practice and helps adapt to it in their own unique way. Sava provides clear verbal instruction for each movement of the practice and applies physical adjustments that help students get into the proper alignment of the posture. Sava’s knowledge of Ashtanga yoga is based on his personal daily practice; he is well aware of all the challenges one may face on and off the mat. He believes in an incredible potential instilled in every human soul and accomplishments that can be achieved through devotion, discipline, persistence, veracity, temperance and mindfulness.