Sounds right to you?
To realize this was my personal game changer.
I have tried many other forms of movement and awareness training. After all these years, I can now say in good conscience that NOTHING I ever tried is as holistic, profitable, symmetrical, challenging, nurturing and at the same time as mindful and timeless as a personal practice.
However, yoga is not only about the "physical" body.
It is so much more than physical practice or sports – breath, meditation and philosophy are a fixed part of a practice.
Nevertheless, as already written in the Sutras, the full potential unfolds from the physical to the subtle (inner work). With back pain, shortening and tension in your body, it is quite difficult to concentrate on subtle breathing, to meditate with a calm mind and to develope a relaxed sense of body- and self-awareness.
Therefore, a healthy physical personalized practice is just as key to level up in your practice as more subtle techniques.
Which yoga-style do I teach?
Every style has it´s advantages, purpose and a certain chemistry – just as every teacher.
To give you a better overview on my style, I tried to sum up some statements and feedbacks about my classes:
- No matter if in a studio or a corporate class – You will feel a difference right after the first class.
- I don´t offer “drop-in” classes without progress. My courses are always designed to build up
- I am very precise about posture, alignment and movement to grant a healthy practice
- Breath, meditation and final relaxation is just as important as the physical (asana) aspects
- If you are an Ashtanga Yogi: In my experience, “practice and all is coming” doesn´t always make sense. For me, learning the technique of advanced postures and transitions like handstands or strong backbends made more sense through the western lense of acrobatics and gymnastics – which requires extra/another training than doing the same series all over and over again. That´s why I also offer “non-yoga” exercises in my 1-1 classes.