Yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite”—to know oneself as ONE with all that is.
Yoga is our natural state of being, but we are ignorant of this truth. We need to rediscover and understand our deep connection to the universe.
The true nature of yoga is your connection to the universe!
Yoga is Breath. Breath is Rhythm. Rhythm is Nature. Nature is the Universe. Universe in constant Motion. Motion is Rhythm.
Yoga is Rhythm.
A way to find your inner rhythm aligned with nature is awakening your Self-Awareness. Yoga is a path to Self-Awareness.
The eight-limbed path of Yoga: Yamas, Nyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi - are vehicles to overcome "avidya", the ignorance that distorts our perception of the Self and others.
For many of us the most accessible Yoga path is the physical Asana practice on the mat.
Exploring our own living body, mind and soul is a very direct way to honor our own life.
That way we remember to honor all living beings on this planet and develop compassion.
This is why I practice and teach Yoga: to share my love, respect and compassion for nature and all living creatures in this universe.
Each person has their own rhythm and their own way of practicing Yoga.
Just like we have all different bodies, different hair colors, different eyes, different talents. You have to find your own approach towards Yoga.
This is what I believe and this is how I teach. You explore your body, mind and soul at your own pace. I am here to make suggestions and guide you through a safe asana practice. I value each individual and their journey.
It is vital that you feel safe and comfortable in my class. The sense of community is very important to me. We are all friends and there is no competition, neither among practitioners, nor within ourselves.
A Yoga class is a safe space, where you can fully dedicate your attention towards kindness and towards the health of your body, mind and soul. Deep healing can derive from the movement and breathe if you allow it.
Most of my classes are taught with music. Music is a great inspiration and can lift our spirits.
I also highly value silence. There are moments of meditation and deep inner listening. We also practice breath awareness, Pranayama.
The essential theme of my teaching is Rhythm. That is why I teach the Jivamukti Yoga method, which is a Vinyasa based asana practice where breath and movement are linked together in a natural rhythm.
Yoga is above all a path to Self-Realisation.
Practicing yoga asana as a method to attain this, means exploring the true, practical, physical meaning of the term asana as “our relationship to the Earth”—that is, to other humans, animals, plants, things, the planet itself and all of manifestation.
What could be more physical than what we eat, where we live, and who we live with?
How do it teach Yoga? I appreciate the natural flow life. When I teach the Yoga asanas I fully trust the rhythm of our breath. This allows each one of us to move as one with nature.
If you have a mat, please bring it along. Alternatively there are yoga mats and other props at the studio.
Do I have to bring my own mat to class?
Where do you teach?
I teach in several locations in the Zürich area. Go to „All classes“ or „live calendar“ to see exactly when and where.
I am a beginner. Is there a class for me?
Yes. I offer basic classes (see „live calendar“ for a live schedule) You can also email me to set up a private class where we can go over the basics together so you can join a group class feeling more at ease.
What is Vinyasa?
Vinyasa literally means: order (vi) place (nyasa). It could be translated as: „ordered sequence placed in a special way“ It means that we link breath and movement together in a natural way. Each movement is initiated by either an in- or exhale.
What does Surya Namaskar / Sun salutation mean? Why do we always practice it in the beginning ?
It is a prayer to the sun, the universe and all earthly beings. It connects us to the eternal continuity of life.
surya namaskar is always practiced as vinyasa. It represents the movement of the sun from rising to setting, form dusk to dawn.