Atha Yoga Anushasanam
now is the right time
now is the right time
Experience a joyful, personal practise for strength, peace and enlightening up. Stay on the mat! and/or challenge yourself to improve your health and physical fitness, your relationships, and your mood. Yoga is now.
The best gift you can ever give yourself is time to unwind, unplug, and focus on your yoga practise. Retreats are a time to reconnect with yourself, deepen your practice and understanding in yoga, meet amazing new yoginis and/ or spend time with old friends, and recharge for your daily life. My retreat locations have included exotic beaches, eco-resorts, and renovated farmhouses. We cook together, meditate, laugh, sweat and rejuvenate.
I also offer an apprenticeship programme for Berlin-based teachers. My program includes:
personalised instruction and assignments
lesson planning and theming instruction
feedback on teaching style and delivery
in class private adjustments
inclusion in group workshops on sequencing, assistance and modifying for multi level groups
one on one coaching sessions based on your questions
love, encouragement and support
I came to yoga almost 20 years ago, when I was told I needed to have metal plates inserted in my spine after a serious accident. I said "um...no" and sought out other healing...eventually I was told by an accupunturist to practice sun salutations every day in order to recover, and here I am decades later, still practicing every day, living mostly pain-free, and alive with the realization that transformation is possible for us all.
I'm a silly, creative, international yogini. I was born in California and have lived in Canada, Mexico, Portugal and now make my home in Berlin, where I met my wife. As a lifelong athlete and former hip-hop teacher and choreographer, I've always been passionate about movement, music, and art: and so I integrate these elements into my teaching. I have been teaching for over 10 years and have over 1000 hours of certified training. I have studied in Indian Ashrams, practised ashtanga in Mysore for a few months, and taken countless workshops with famous international teachers and many modest ones the whole world over.
Although I love me an advanced, sweaty asana practise, its the rich philosophy and meditation traditions that really keep me walking on, studying, and talking about the yogic path.
I share my guru Anna Laurita's vision, when she says that the success of practice can be measured by the peace we feel every day in our lives, and our ability to share that with others.
But Arjuna! you have to fight! and I am so committed to equality, feminism, environmentalism, and sharing all the techniques I have learned on this path to liberation.