R. Alexander Medin has been teaching Yoga around the world for over 20 years.
2002, he became certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from Mysore, India.
Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) developed the style of Vinyasa Yoga known as
Ashtanga. Only 35 people worldwide have obtained the certification as
Ashtanga teachers by Pattabhi Jois, Alexander being one of them.
has a Master's Degree in Sanskrit and Indian religions and has spent
many years studying in India. He regularly writes about Yoga and many of
his articles have been published in leading, international journals
about Yoga. He translated the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita to
In 2015, Alexander took over what was then known as "Nøsen
Fjellstue", and started to transform it into Nøsen Yoga Mountain Lodge.
The building was, at the time, in ruins. Today, the lodge can host up to
100 guests, and combines a distinct mountain feel and Norwegian touch,
with a Yogic style and value-set.
Alexander is co-founder and co-owner of Puro Yoga in Oslo, as well as the founder of the Foundation "Yoga for Life".The foundation has launched and continues running projects, such as "Gangster Yoga" and "Back in the ring", helping people who have "fallen
out" of society and giving them the opportunity to build themselves up
again, through a solid Yoga practice, heightened sense of responsibility
and social work.
Aged 18, Alex became the Norwegian Boxing
Champion, but decided to opt for a career in Ballet, which he considered
far more challenging and exciting.