At the age of 18 he started to practice yoga and when his first teacher asked him if he wanted to become a yoga teacher he said yes without any thought. He created a teachers training specially for him.
The first classes he taught were in 1976.
In the early 80ties he met two brilliant teachers named N.E. Sjoman and H.V. Dattatreya.
They were independent, not related to any yoga organization. Those teachers, from the Mysore tradition, became a turning point in his development.
Sjoman studied Sanskrit in Puna, the city where B.K.S. Iyengar lived. He did his PHD on the Yoga Sutras and followed classes with Iyengar on a daily base over a period of 5 years.