"You can't cross the sea merely
by standing and staring at the water.”
My love to Yoga started almost 10 years ago when a new Yoga studio opened in my neighborhood. Curiosity led me to check it out and soon after I was hooked to Ashtanga Yoga, an addition to my other hobbies like sailing, diving and hiking mountains. But Yoga has become more, it is the philosophy of my life. A path that teaches me to live in the present, to feel inner peace and to approach every day´s challenges with serenity.
I practice Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Yoga, a dynamic and powerful form that focuses on the alignment of movement and breath. Ashtanga is an old
Indian Yoga system that Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois brought to the western world.
For years I studied the asanas and also the philosophical backgrounds and the breathing techniques. I am grateful to have worked with famous and knowledgable Yoga teachers as Mark&Joanne Darby, Nancy Gilgoff, Richard Freeman, David Swenson und Dr. Ronald Steiner. I finished my first teacher training programme with the son of the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois. Inspired by the depth and beauty of this method I completed a Yoga-Alliance 200h teacher training with Paul Dallaghan in 2010 (www.yoga-thailand.com). Ever since I teach Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Yoga on a regular base. As a yoga teacher I will always stay a student as well. Continuing education is an important part of my Yoga path.
In my teaching I focus on the connection between movement and breath. During class we try to move from one pose to the next in flowing manner, our breath gives us the rhythm. This practice is physically challenging and sweat should be a welcome part of it. A regular Yoga practice strengthens the body, you gain more flexibility. The conscíous breathing calms the mind, you become more serene and improve the capability to deal with stress.
It doesn´t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student, if you are healthy or have health issues. I modify the practice and the asanas due to your personal needs. Your well-being is my inspiration.
In addition to the asana class I offer an introduction into Pranayama, a yogic breathing system which I studied with Paul Dallaghan and his wise Indian teacher Sri O.P. Tiwari. Pranayama is a very powerful breathing technique that affects the autonomous nervous system and also helps to calm the mind.
2007 Ashtanga Yoga at Andreas Loh
2009 Teacher Training at Manju Jois
2010 Yoga-Alliance certified teacher training at Paul Dallaghan
2011 workshop with Nancy Gilgoff
2011 Pranayama workshop with Sri O.P. Tiwari
2011 Teacher Training at David Swenson
2011 "anatomy of movement"-Workshop at Dr. Ronald Steiner
2012 workshop at Richard Freeman
2012 workshop at Kino McGregor
2012 "hip and pelvis - flexibility and stability"-workshop at Dr. Ronald Steiner
2013 Pranayama workshop with Sri O.P. Tiwari