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
June 6th, August 8th, September 5th
1x/month Fr 9 a.m.
next dates
June 7th, August 9th, September 6th
(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
June 9th, 2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Introduction into the Kanda meditation
(bi-lingual, if required)

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
Mantras, Sanskrit and more, an introductory workshop
details will be posted soon

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, 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)

June 07th
September 9th (in Eppstein-Bremthal)
November 15th (instead of 22nd)

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

Meditation

The word meditation (from the Latin meditatio = "to think, contemplate, ponder"), refers to a wide variety of exercises for the mind. Partially they are thousands of years old and an integral part of Eastern or Western religious practices, partially they are modern methods outside of any religious context.

Generally spoken, the goal of meditation is to achieve a state of consciousness different from the usual state of mind, in which a special form of mindfulness and a deep relaxation are brought about simultaneously. In order to be effective, meditation requires a regular practice.
 
From a scientific point of view, many studies undertaken in the field of meditation have suffered from bad study design or a small sample size, therefor unable to really prove effects of regular meditation (especially the studies on transcendental meditation); however, there are numerous studies which suggest that through meditation, it is possible to

-    lower high blood pressure and pulse rate
-    positively influence diseases of the heart and the circulatory system
-    reduce stress and sleep disorders
-    improve the subjectively perceived quality of life as a whole.

I myself started meditation at a young age. Meditation has helped me cope with stress and during major changes in my life. For me personally, meditation is an essential source of inner strength as well as a path to more self-awareness.
 
The meditation techniques that I teach in order to cope better with stress in daily life are specifically breath-focused meditations and mantra mediation.

Within the energy work and the coaching that I offer, I teach certain exercises that result in better centering, grounding and protection.
 
In my experience, it is necessary to learn meditation from an experienced and qualified teacher. For a better analytical understanding of the background and the mechanisms of meditation, I recommend the following book, which currently unfortunately can only be found second hand (and in German) Rupert Lay: Meditationstechniken für Manager.

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 will be no classes from May 22nd until 26th. Self practice in the shala is possible upon pre-registration during these times.

The classes on May 30th take place as follows: 7 - 7.40 a.m. meditation, 7.45 - 10 a.m. Mysore class (latest start at 9 a.m., please finish by 10.30 a.m.). There will be no class in the evening. Self practice in the shala is possible upon pre-registration during these times.

The next led classes will take place on Thursday, June 6th, at 6.15 p.m. and on Friday, June 7th, 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 August 8th in the evening and 9th in the morning.

The classes on June 10th (Pentecoast Monday) and 20th (Corpus Christi) will take place as follows: 7 - 7.40 a.m. meditation, 7.45 - 10 a.m. Mysore class (latest start at 9 a.m., please finish by 10.30 a.m.). There will be no class in the evening. Self practice in the shala will be possible upon pre-registration during these times.

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 June 7th, from 6.30 p.m. until about 10 p.m..

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