Aktualisiert: 14. Dez. 2021
“What kind of yoga do you teach?”, is a frequently asked question. It should be so easy for me to answer it as I've been teaching yoga for more than 10 years now, but depending on who I am talking to the answer is different. In essence, the intention behind the yoga I share stays more or less the same: help people find balance - in body, mind and spirit. To find the place of flow, self-love and discipline within ourselves. It’s a state of health that is never permanent.
In my yoga classes I use asana (yoga positions) and movement to reconnect body, mind and spirit. We move a lot! We develop strength, flexibility, mobility and an overall awareness for our body. Our bodies are strongly connected to our emotions, feelings and to our mind. When someone feels stuck in life it’s very likely that this person will also feel “stuck” or “locked” somewhere in the body. If someone feels stressed, the body tenses up. In yoga we can use our bodies to relax and “unlock”.
There are many yoga traditions and a lot of names: Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Anusara, Kundalini, Power yoga to name a few. I started with Iyengar yoga and then practiced Ashtanga for many years. Influences of both certainly still show in my yoga classes. But I neither teach nor practice either of them anymore. As I’ve written above, my teachings are guided by an intention. I use whatever I find suitable to help a student’s progress at the moment. Sometimes that can even be a nice set of kettlebells ;)