Tag: yoga

My roots. My kin. Me.

Chris and I are on vacation. It is not the usual 3-week Summer break we had been taking for many years in a row. It's a short stay in the far West of Germany, enjoying the hospitality of welcoming friends, the stillness in the forests with its many shades of…

Looking through new eyes

The journey of true discovery lies not in finding new lands but in looking through new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust I’ve been feeling newly inspired in my yoga teachings lately. It is not that I discovered something new in yoga land. Instead, I received the silent invitation to look with…

It’s all about HEALING. And WHOLENESS.

It's all about Healing. And Wholeness. Dedicated to Melanie Deshaies; in union of our bright and caring souls! We are in week 6 of the Covid-19 related shutdown. All our group classes have been taking place online and will for the next 4 weeks. There's a lot going on in…

What are you after?

I recently listened to a J. Brown Talks podcast episode wherein he interviews the teacher I've been studying with most often since I found yoga to be deeply meeting my needs and wants. Godfrey his teachings have changed over the years and even though sometimes things that he introduced his students to seemed a…

Freeing the Breath

"As for the proper inner breath, it is called the Embryonic Breath. Since it is naturally inside you, you do not have to seek outside for it." – Master Great Nothing of Sung-Shan in the famous Taoist Canon on Breathing Most people somehow connect breathing with yoga. Over the years that…

Windows to the Soul

I got introduced to Tantra 24 years ago when I’d just met my husband Chris. Honestly said, I don’t have a very detailed memory of what exactly we did in that workshop. I very well remember looking into his deep-blue eyes and enjoying that a lot. As it was a…

How Slowing Down Changed My Life

From A Cardio Nut to Low-Intensity Exerciser: How Slowing Down Changed My Life This blog post is a contribution by Anamaria Suciu. She has been attending yoga classes at Yogashala and the change she describes below definitely showed on the yoga mat!  Overall, I'm a big proponent of finding a…

Nurturing is cool!

I recently listened to a podcast published by J Brown wherein he interviews Alexandria Crow. Both are experienced yoga teachers. Amongst other subjects they talked about yoga practices that are inspired by ‘nurturing is cool!’, ‘beating yourself up is not cool!’, ‘being nice to yourself and doing good for yourself…

A fascinating, quiet world to explore

This blog post is a contribution by Marieke Vos. She has been attending classes at Yogashala for more than 5 years now and yoga obviously has become a part of her life. She shares this enthusiastically with her partner and they regularly enjoy partner yoga in a private class. Dear Marieke,…

Being spiritual

'Yoga makes you more spiritual'. As I’ve been active in the field of yoga for many years, I’ve heard the most different reasons why people want to practice yoga. ‘Becoming more flexible’ and ‘learning to relax’ are definitely high on the list. But there’s another one: yoga makes you more…