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. (Tu - 8.30 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
September 5th, October 10th, November 14th, December 19th
1x/month Fr 9 a.m.
next dates
September 6th, October 11th, November 15th, December 20th
(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 refreshers
August 18th, 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
August 18th, 10.45 a.m. - 12.15 a.m.
Pranayama - deepen and refresh your Pranayama practice

September 8th, 2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Introduction into the Kanda meditation
(bi-lingual, if required)

September 19th - 22nd, Ashtanga Yoga Intensive
Greg Nardi, Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide
Pre-registration already possible by eMail, firm registration as of May 1st

October 26th, 27th
Sanskrit, Mantras and more, an introductory workshop
(bi-lingual, if required)

November 22nd - 24th
Pranayama weekend for beginners and experienced practitioners
bi-lingual with English if needed

November 24th, 10.45 a.m. - 12.15 a.m.
Pranayama - deepen and refresh your Pranayama practice

November 24th, 2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Introduction into the Kanda meditation
(bi-lingual, if required)

Yoga Philosophy study circle, once per month (mainly in German, bi-lingual with English if needed)
June 9th, August 25th, September 15th, October 13th, November 17th, December 15th, 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)

September 9th (in Eppstein-Bremthal)
November 15th (instead of 22nd)
February 21st 2020
June 19th 2020

Constellation work with the chakras
(in German, 2.30 p.m. - about 6.30 p.m.)
October 19th (moved from November 2nd)
March 14th 2020

Literatur

Out of the vast offering of literature concerning the subject of yoga, I can recommend the following books:

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

R. Sharath Jois: Astanga Yoga Anusthasana
Sri K. Patthabi Jois: Yoga Mala
Kino MacGregor: The power of Ashtanga Yoga
Gregor Maehle: Ashtanga Yoga - Practice and Philosophy
Gregor Maehle: The Intermediate Series - Mythology, Anatomy and Practice
Lino Miele: Ashtanga Yoga
Petri Räisänen: Ashtanga Yoga
John Scott: The definitive step-by-step guide to Dynamic Yoga
David Swenson: Ashtanga Yoga - The Practice Manual

Yoga Philosophy

Edwin F. Bryant: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Richard Freeman: The mirror of Yoga
Sri Swami Satchidananda: The living Gita
Sri Swami Satchidananda: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Ken Wilber, Georg Feuerstein: The Yoga Tradition

Yoga Anatomy

Simon Borg-Olivier, Bianca Machliss: Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga
Ray Long: Anatomy for Vinyasa flow and standing poses
Ray Long: Anatomy for hip openers and forward bends
Ray Long: Anatomy for backbends and twists
Ray Long: Anatomy for arm balances and inversions

Historical background of Yoga

Geoffrey Samuel: The origins of Yoga and Tantra

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
There are no classes in the evening of August 29th and the morning of August 30th. On these days, self practice in the shala is possible upon pre-registration. The next led classes will take place on Thursday, September 5th, at 6.15 p.m. and on Friday, September 6th, 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 October 10th in the evening and October 11th in the morning.

Due to the workshop with Greg Nardi, there will be none of the usual classes from September 19th until 22nd. There will also be no possibility of self practice in the shala during the workshop.

As an exception, I shall be teaching morning Mysore class on Monday, September 23rd. As of the evening of Tuesday, September 24th, until Friday, October 4th, there will be no classes. Self practice in the shala will be possible upon pre-registration.

Pranayama
The Pranayama classes take place each Tuesday from 5.30 to 6 p.m. (only upon prior registration, not suitable for beginners).

The next Pranayama refresher is scheduled for August 18th 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 November 22nd to 24th.

Constellation work
The constellation work is usually done in German.

The next evening of constellation work will take place on September 6th in Eppstein Bremthal, from 6.30 p.m. until about 10 p.m., and the next one in my own rooms in Königstein on November 15th at the same time.

The next afternoon dedicated to Chakra constellation work will take place on October 19th from 2.30 p.m. until about 6 p.m..