Course Program

Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Chanting

The actual schedule for the Mysore classes and the Pranayama class can be found here (please note that you can start your practice within a window of time).

Once per month, I also offer led classes in Ashtanga Yoga (prior experience required, firm starting time) and on Sunday mornings meditation and chanting classes (suitable also for beginners). A few times per year, I offer introductory weekends on Pranayama (open for everybody) and refresher courses for Pranayama (prior knowledge required).

You can find an overview of upcoming workshops here, including events for family constellation work and for chakra constellations.


Mysore-Style
Tu, Th, Fr 9 - 10.30 a.m.
Mo, Tu, We, Th
6.15 - 7.45 p.m.
Su 7.45 - 10 a.m.
Start and end times are flexible within the ranges shown here.
(all Mysore classes also suitable for beginners)

Led classes
1x/month Th  6.15 p.m.,
next dates
February 13th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 14th
1x/month Fr 9 a.m.
next dates
February 14th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 15th
(knowledge of at least the standing sequence required, please register at the latest on the prior day, min. no. of participants 2, otherwise Mysore style)

Pranayama class
Tu, 5.30 - 6 p.m.
only upon preregistration, not suitable for beginners

next Pranayama refresher
March 29th, 10.45 a.m. - 12.15 a.m.
only upon preregistration, not suitable for beginners

Sunday morning guided Meditation
7 - 7.40 a.m.
beginners welcome

Workshops

Yoga
2019
February 8th and 9th
Sanskrit, Mantras and more, an introductory workshop
(bi-lingual, if required)

March 27th - 29th
Pranayama weekend for beginners and experienced practitioners
bi-lingual with English if needed

March 27th, 10.45 a.m. - 12.15 a.m.
Pranayama - deepen and refresh your Pranayama practice
bi-lingual with English if needed

May 17th, 2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Introduction to meditation

October 30th - November 2nd
Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Greg Nardi
Preregistration as of now (morning or evening Mysore?), schedule and firm registration at the latest by May

Sanskrit study circle (basic knowledge of the alphabet required)
in the morning: February 7th, 14th, 21st, 10.45 - around 11.45 a.m.
in the evening: upon request

Yoga Philosophy study circle, once per month (mainly in German, bi-lingual with English if needed)
February 23rd, March 22nd, May 3rd, June 6th, 10.45 until 12.15 a.m.

Evenings for family constellation work
(in German, 6.30 p.m. - about 10 p.m., in my rooms, if not indicated otherwise)


February 21st 2020
May 15th (in Eppstein-Bremthal)
June 19th 2020
August 28th 2020
December 4th 2020 (in Eppstein-Bremthal)

Constellation work with the chakras
(in German, 2.30 p.m. - about 6.30 p.m.)
March 14th 2020
October 24th 2020

Teachers

On site
Matthias Schmidt

Already as a teenager, Matthias was interested in yoga, mainly in its spiritual aspects. He started meditation at the age of 16. In his 30ies, he practiced Hatha Yoga for several years, and in his 40ies Kundalini Yoga.

He discovered his love for Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2008. Since 2010, he has a daily practice. His main regular teachers were Elena Ries, Olivia Martinez, Lucia Andrade and Gibran Gonzalez from the Private Yoga Institute in Frankfurt. Matthias regularly attends workshops, for instance with Petri Räisänen, Kino MacGregor und Tim Feldmann, John Scott and David Garrigues.

In 2010, Matthias completed the foundation yoga teacher training with Paul Dallaghan (Samahita Yoga Thailand). In addition to Ashtanga specific teacher trainings with Manju Jois, David Swenson and John Scott as well as Kino and Tim, Matthias’ personal teaching style benefitted in particular from assisting Olivia and Gibran.

Matthias considers Greg Nardi as his most influential teacher, both for his own practice and for his teaching.

Visiting teachers
Greg Nardi

Greg Nardi, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, has spent years of dedicated practice under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In 2003, he was given authorization to teach from Pattabhi Jois, and in 2009, he completed a level 2 authorization course from Sharath Jois.  He is currently learning the advanced series under Sharath’s guidance at the KPJAYI. Greg has also been co-founder of Miami Lifecenter. Since 2016, together with his husband, he is runnning a yoga shala in Fort Lauderdale, USA.

Greg perpetually studies and practices Yoga, Eastern philosophy and Sanskrit mantra chanting. For instance, he teaches with John Scott and David Keil in John Scott’s teacher trainings. He participated in Georg Feuerstein’s Traditional Yoga Studies course and has studied with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute.

Greg strives to explore the traditions that give rise to modern Yoga methods, to maintain the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system as taught by Patthabi Jois and Sharath Jois, and to make these traditions and methods intelligible to the Western practitioner.

News

You can find the schedule here. And directions here.

Due to the nature of the Mysore classes, you can start the classes at anytime (with the exception of the led classes). I would be grateful for prior notice, though, by phone or by mail. One trial class is 12 €, the 3 trial classes are 30 € and 4 weeks unlimited participation in the Mysore classes cost 50 €.

Deviations from the usual schedule
Classes will start again on February 5th. Self practice in the shala is possible upon preregistration.

The next led classes will take place on Thursday, February 13th, at 6.15 p.m. and on Friday, February 14th, at 9 a.m.. Please preregister until the morning of the day before (in case of less than 2 registrations, there will be a class in Mysore style instead). Participants should know the standing sequence. The following led classes will take place on March 5h in the evening and March 6th in the morning.

Pranayama
The Pranayama classes take place each Tuesday from 5.30 to 6 p.m. (only upon prior registration, not suitable for beginners). There will be no Pranayama class on January 28th and on February 4th.

The next Pranayama refresher is scheduled for March 29th from 10.45 until 12.15 a.m. (only upon prior registration, not suitable for beginners).

The next weekend workshop for Pranayama will take place from March 27th to 29th.

Constellation work
The constellation work is usually done in German.

The next evening of constellation work will take place on February 21st, from 6.30 p.m. until about 10 p.m..

The next afternoon dedicated to Chakra constellation work will take place on March 14th from 2.30 p.m. until about 6 p.m..