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#100 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Luke Jordan

Luke Jordan is a Certified Teacher in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and holds a Masters in Indian Religions. He is a writer, story-teller, vedic-chanter, sanskritist and consummate student of yogic and spiritual culture.

Always feeling that there was something more to life, Luke first began formal study of Eastern mysticism in the 1990s while at University and plunged headlong into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga in the year 2000.

This began an on-going journey that would take him around the world seeking out experts, gurus and teachers in the field of Yoga and spirituality. Luke first made his way to Mysore, India in 2001 to study with Sri Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath and is one of a very small number of teachers worldwide to have been granted the honour of Certification within the Ashtanga tradition.

Drawn to the deeper philosophical dimensions of Yoga, Luke loves to share the inquiry that springs from the chants, myths and conceptual underpinnings which form Yoga’s wider tradition.

He now lives in Portugal where he is the founder of the Colares Yoga Club. Each year he gives the intensive Ashtanga Yoga Summer School.

In this episode Luke talks to Adam about:

  • Samkhya & yoga
  • Yoga as a form of experiential enquiry
  • Moving from gross level of experience to subtle levels of experience
  • Spiritual seeking
  • Tattvas
  • Karma
  • Purusha
  • Do we have freewill?

Connect with Luke:


Instagram: @lukejordanyoga