Schultz gained notoriety in yoga for creating the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga sequences that are today considered to be a key piece to the foundation of Power Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Rocket Yoga sequences include the basic Rocket I, Rocket II, Rocket III, and their creative variations. Schultz developed the Rocket Vinyasa series after years of study under Pattabhi Jois in the more ridgid form of Ashtanga Yoga Primary and Second Series asana. Due to his personal practice and the changing bodies of his western students, Schultz began to modify the traditional postures and asana to make the practice more accesible to the western body. Through his personal relationship with the Grateful Dead as their yoga insturctor he began to develop the practice that Bob Weir first called "The Rocket!".
"There is nothing more satisfying to me as a teacher than to watch the glow with which people arise from Savasana. Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities."
Larry Schultz was a special teacher for many students serving as an icon that clashed against the classical organized system. A teacher who could inspire dreams into reality. As a pide piper for the rebel yoga student of the west, Larry gave us personal practice that we could take home and call our own. His practice was created and given for all to use, experience, and share. The full history is yet to unfold as many students who knew who are seeking out ways to experience the effects of his teachings again. Students who have never meet him are curious about why they are attracted to this style so much. We hope to shed more light on this great teacher and friend of many.
Soon our website will include a blog section to archive all past writings that are about Larry or many of his writings will be placed there for the public to view. If you would like to share, add, edit and information on this site please contact us. Namaste