Michael was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He has studied yoga with many prominent teachers in the Krishnamacharya lineages, focusing on Iyengar and Ashtanga. He is authorized to teach Ashtanga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India and currently studies with Richard Freeman.
Michael spent time in monasteries in Asia and America studying meditation, which form the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment Michael conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizes the internal practice of yoga in his teaching. He teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com
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Vera was born in Ghana and grew up in Aargau. When she was 5 years old she began a long-year career as a figure skater, while receiving her diploma in business and trade. After 3 years touring the world with the Ice Revue "Holiday on Ice", Vera left the ice skating rink to begin training in dance. She worked as a dancer for 5 years in Switzerland and in Paris.
Spurred by her inclination towards spirituality and philosophy, Vera started yoga in 2000. The positive effects of her daily practice on her body, mind and entire life encouraged her to enroll in the International Yoga Teacher Training at AIRYOGA. She finished the training in Autumn 2007 with great success.
Vera's teaching is flowing, strong and dynamic, and she creates an atmosphere which encourages the discovery of one's own potential for creative energy, strength and wisdom. Vera teaches in German and English.
Frank started growing in the Swiss Alps, then Zurich, New York and San Francisco. He lived in Vancouver, Canada, for 10 years. Ditching university for a learning by doing approach to life, Frank worked as a photographer in the film industry, made furniture, painted theater sets, translated for the web and practiced and taught Yoga along the way. He received his Yoga teacher training from Ifat Erez in Canada and at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India. He is looking forward to show you the amazing journey of Yoga. His daily practice reflects in his classes which he leads with a strong sense for detail, individual safety and fun. For those who take his classes, it is a quiet lesson in self-exploration, opening up body and soul to the accept and work through the practice, which mirrors the challenges of life. Frank is teaching in German and English. He lives in the country side, at times with his two kids.
Elisa was raised in a Swiss-Italian family in Berne. Swiss precision and Italian liveliness are fused into her being and into her teaching style. Ever since her early training in different dance styles, Elisa has always been fascinated with the body and movement itself. After graduating from university, Elisa left Switzerland to continue her studies in New York City. Here she discovered Vinyasa yoga and its healing potential when practiced with right alignment and mindfulness.
In Summer 2009, Elisa graduated from her 200-hour teacher training at OM Yoga Center, New York. In spring 2010 Elisa was certified to teach Mind Body DancerTM Yoga. She is currently completing her 300-hour advanced teacher training at AIRYOGA Zurich.
Her focus remains to share the healing faculties of yoga on a physical, mental and emotional level.
Elisa has been living and teaching in Zurich since 2009. Her classes are in German and English.
Stephen is a senior international yoga teacher. He leads Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Immersions across Asia and Europe. His teaching is deeply rooted in the traditional Yoga practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation. His philosophical background is influenced by studies in the Classical systems of Yoga Philosophy as well as Tibetan Buddhism and Tantra, enriching and informing his personal approach.
Stephen presents Yoga in its’ classical form, directly from lineage. In his teaching, he encourages a synthesis of physical effort (asana, cleansing kriyas, pranayama, etc.), with the study of sanskrit, chanting, meditation and devotion. Integrating these deep practices into the daily spectrum of one’s life is a central theme of his work. Stephen studies directly with O.P. Tiwari of Kaivalyadham, India and continues to evolve his knowledge in the fields of pranayama, therapy, healing, and Ayurveda. This lineage is one of the few living sources of authentic pranayama available. He has completed Advanced Pranayama Studies with Tiwari and continues to dedicate his personal practice and work to promoting health and transformation through this method of yoga. He has also undertaken a 3-year study of Yoga Philosophy with the scholar and author, Georg Feuerstein.
The asana component of stephen’s teaching is used as a way to purify and stabilize the system, and to re-integrate the mind/body/spirit complex. Through the asana, the joy of the body and breath are re-discovered and a gateway into the deeper realms of the practice is revealed. His asana studies form a major part of his teaching and have been influenced by the alignment principals of Iyengar, and the transformational elements of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system.
Stephen embodies the spirit of joy, respect and deep gratitude for those who have influenced him over the years, including, Sri.K. Patthabi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, Richard Freeman, Aadil Palkhivala, Paul Dallaghan and Patrick Creelman. Stephen teaches in English.
You will find more information on Stephen Thomas under stephenthomasyoga.com
Susanna worked in the health and travel business, before she discovered Astanga Vinyasa Yoga in Fuerteventura in 1997. She proceeded to take a two months intensive teacher training with Nancy Gilgoff in Maui. In the period of 1999 to 2005, Susanna was teaching yoga with Bruno Dietziker in Zurich. She continued her studies with Lino Miele, Luisa Sears, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Stephen Thomas, and Katchie Ananda and by attending various workshops and teacher trainings.
In 2007 Susanna completed her three-year training in yoga therapy with Remo Rittiner in Zurich. This was then followed by some additional training with Doug Keller.
Yoga therapy is a holistic approach, integrating body, breath and mind to recover a state of equilibrium. Its emphasis lies on personal and individual assistance for persons with chronic pain or ailments (such as back, shoulder or neck pain, asthma and the like). It is with great care that Susanna includes her therapeutic approach into all of her classes.
Since 2007, Susanna has been a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and of the Swiss Yoga Association Health Insurance. She teaches her classes in German; her private lessons also in English.
In 1996 Michael was introduced to the tradition of Yoga in Pushkar, India, by Yogi Shyamlal. Over the years he was inspired by many different styles of yoga and various teachers. Teachers such as Doug Keller, Mansoor, Katchie Ananda and John Friend have been particularly important inspirations on his path. Michael leads workshops in Switzerland and abroad, also in cooperation with his wife Lina (yogaloft.ch
). Moreover, he teaches alignment, teaching methodology, and meditation in the 200-hour teacher training program at AIRYOGA Zurich for many years.
Michael teaches from the heart and with body and soul. He combines the universal principles of alignment with his long experience as a zen-student of the Lassall-Glassman zen lineage. The unveiling of the soul of yoga, which makes every practice eventually blossom, is what distinguishes Michael's passion. Yoga is able to guide us to the source, to our inner strength and beauty, as a starting point to express ourselves. Every asana thus becomes an artistic expression of the heart and combines precision, balance and deep emotion.
Besides teaching every one of his classes with payable passion, Michael successfully works as a product and exhibition designer (2ndwest.ch
) and is the father of two children. He teaches his classes in German and English.
For more information please also check out www.michaelthurnherr.ch
After completing his studies in Environmental Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Adrian lived for one year in Vancouver, Canada. It was there he was first introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Vipassana Meditation in 2002. In the following years Adrian's Yoga practice consisted in the regular practice of the Primary Series. Due to deep experiences with Vipassana meditation and with teacher plants, spirituality and self-transformation began to take a more important role in Adrian’s life. This led him to travel to India, where he spent one year teaching Tibetan monks chemistry and biology, practicing asana on the roof of the Buddhist monastery, and diving deeper into eastern spiritual teachings. Currently his main focus is with Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Adrian completed his Yoga teacher training with Remo Rittiner in Zurich.
Adrian’s classes follow the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, and are tailored to the student's needs. Dynamic Vinyasa Flow yoga, as well as gentle Ayur Yoga, fit perfectly well into his teaching repertoire. He is using elements like chanting, Yoga-Nidra or simple visualisations in his classes. With his scientific background he understands well to build bridges between the old yogic wisdom and our modern worldview. Adrian teaches in German and English. He lives with his wife and son in Zurich.
For more information about Adrian's Yoga please see www.oshadi-yoga.ch
Nina is a mother of tree children, she has been trained as a kindergarten teacher and a grafic designer. She was an gymnast and later pursued jazz and african dance and eventually yoga. Nina completed several workshops and teacher trainings. From John Scott, Leela Miller, Danny Paradise, Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Petri Räisänen, Rolf Naujokat, Michael Hamilton, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswamyshe and in Zurich with Matt Crigliano and Brett Porzio she learned Ashtanga Yoga. Her stay in Mysore confirmed here love for ashtanga. Nina aquired her yoga teacher diploma with Ana Forrest in the US. She has been trained in Baby&Me classes with Jyothi Larson and also received a certification in Prenatal. Nina teaches her classes in German, English and French.
Claudia grew up in Switzerland. She started practicing Hatha Yoga in 2000. After moving to New York, she enrolled in YogaWorks certified 500-hour Teacher Training program and completed it as a certified yoga instructor (Yoga Alliance RYT500). Claudia further studied in New York and San Francisco with ISHTA Yoga founder Alan Finger, Mark Whitwell, Bridget Shields, and with Restorative Senior Teacher Sara Tirner. After 3 years in the US Claudia moved back to Switzerland in 2008.
To Claudia yoga means both statics and dynamics, which are energetically in balance. In her classes she focuses on proper alignment to guarantee both safety and freedom. Her aim as a teacher is to allow the students to find their breath and consequently become present in each asana and in the moment. Claudia teaches in German and English.
André grew up, worked and lived in The Netherlands before settling in Switzerland in 2001. He is a certified Yoga and Meditation teacher having studied Dru Yoga, Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and Rod Stryker’s Parayoga intensely for the last 15 years. He leads Yoga and Meditation teacher trainings, retreats and workshops in various countries and continents, while continuing his studies with Dru and with Rod Stryker.
He infuses his classes with a variety of yogic practices and principles originating in Hatha, Tantra and Bhakti Yoga. Focussing on balancing the Prana Vayus, enhancing awareness of the Koshas, and working with the Gunas, he helps his students to discover a liberating sense of profound stillness within. André teaches in English.
For more information please visit www.andrehartwich.com
Salome Noah grew up in Basel. Her first encounter with Hatha Yoga was during a longer stay in hospital when she was twelve years old. In the following years and while working as an actress in Zurich, New York, and various cities and theaters in Germany her Yoga practice went through many changes of intensity.
In 2005 Salome met John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga in Berlin, her second home – and finally the Yoga she had been longing for ever since.
From 2006 through 2008 she completed the Anusara® Yoga teacher training with Lalleshvari and Vilas Turske at City Yoga Berlin. After 17 years „on the road“ Salome lives now in Basel again.
To express our hearts and our soul in an Asana through the elegance of the universal principles of alignment is an infinite source of inspiration and joy for her – and a wondrous way to connect with our Self and our higher source.
Salome teaches in German and English.
Renée was born in North Carolina, USA and grew up in Switzerland. She completed her commercial education first and then a school for fashion design, both in Zurich. Renée’s passion for yoga began in 1997 as member of a fitness and dance studio in Zurich. Since that time yoga has accompanied her life.
Renée completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Zurich in 2005 and subsequently a continuing education in the B.K.S. Iyengar style of yoga in Bern. Since 2007 she has been attending the 4-year long Yoga Teacher Training at the Academy for Hatha Yoga with Doris Echlin in Lucerne. Additionally, she regularly attends workshops with internationally known yoga instructors both domestically and abroad.
For Renée yoga means art expressed through the body, cultivation of the body and mind, and joy of movement. She teaches her classes in German and English.
Kimi completed a four-year dance training at the Zurich Dance Theater School with a subsequent specialization of Musical Studies at the Musical Academy in Hamburg. In the meantime she has been performing on stage as a career dancer for more than 13 years and was engaged in large-scale productions and national theaters in Germany and Switzerland.
Nine years ago Kimi came across yoga while searching for a supplement to her daily dance training. She quickly realized that yoga takes place not only on the mat, but also challenges and aids the entire body and mind. Through regular practice she found a balance to her fast-paced career.
In 2007 Kimi successfully completed the Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training at AIRYOGA in Zurich. She became acquainted with different styles of yoga by attending workshops in Switzerland and Germany. Kimi teaches in a dynamic style, which embraces aspects of Vinyasa Yoga. She combines yogic wisdom and teachings for health and bodily well being with elements of dance in her classes. Kimi teaches in German.
During one of her journeys to the Far East in 1999, Tanja discovered and learned to appreciate Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Yoga has led her to find answers to the many questions she has encountered in her personal life journey – answers that lay hidden deep within herself.
Tanja attended a yoga teacher training program in 2004 at Centered Yoga in Asia, where she received certification as a yoga instructor recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Additionally she attended the pregnancy yoga teacher course at Birthlight UK. At the end of 2008 Tanja was blessed with the experience of having a child. She is constantly reminded how much strength, self/-trust and the necessary physical and mental relaxation that Yoga gives.
To deepen her own practice on the mat, Tanja regularly attends retreats, and training with internationally recognized teachers, among them Sri K. Pattabhi Jois † 2009, Sharath Rangaswamy, Paul Dallaghan, Gabriella Pascoli and Lino Miele. She deepens her spiritual practice through the challenges of everyday life and especially thru stays in the ashram in northern India. Tanja teaches in German and English.
Fabian, even as a child, loved movement. After first training as a landscaper and after his education to become a social worker, he studied dance for three years at the SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). After graduation, he stayed on as a teacher. In 2003, his passion for dancing eventually brought Fabian to yoga. From the get-go, he was stoked. As he ventured back to Switzerland, Fabian began to get deeper and deeper into yoga. In Stephen Thomas he found the teacher who introduced him to yoga philosophy as well as to the traditional practices of asana, pranayama and meditation.
Fabians Hatha yoga classes are influenced by different movement languages from contemporary dance. He pays great attention to the best possible anatomical alignment for the body, adapting it to the individual abilities of the practitioner. His classes are also meant to be a journey through the inner body – so practitioners can get to know their own body, can silence their ongoing thoughts and can awaken all the cells within the body. Another focus is set onto the heart – for one, to be more attentive towards one’s own emotional universe, but also, to cultivate happiness and love towards oneself and others.
Fabian teaches in German and English.
Gisela originates from Puerto Rico and grew up in the United States. She started learning Hatha Yoga in 1995. In 1999 she began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga intensively and discovered that this particular practice nourished her body, mind and soul.
Gisela completed the Teacher Training with Paul Dallaghan at Centered Yoga in Thailand in 2003. In 2005 she traveled to Mysore, India to spend two months training with the Guru of the lineage, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy. Gisela has also trained with many renowned teachers including Bruno Dietziker, David Swenson, Doug Keller, Richard Freeman, Paul Dallaghan, Louisa Sear and Michael Gannon.
Since becoming a mother in 2007 Gisela has been living yoga in a very different way than she did before. She has learned to appreciate the wisdom of yoga's philosophical teachings by applying them in dealing with the joys and challenges of parenting. Every day her two children remind her that life is in the here and now and teach her appreciation and acceptance of what is.
In October 2009 Gisela was awarded the Birthlight Perinatal Yoga Diploma and is a qualified teacher of pre and post-natal yoga. Gisela teaches her classes in English.
Valérie is a trained language teacher and journalist. She attended her first yoga classes more than 20 years ago with Indian master Selvarajan Yesudian in Zurich. As co-founder of AIRYOGA, Valérie has been fortunate to experience many different yoga traditions and to learn from wonderful, world-renowned yoga teachers since 2003.
In 2008, Valérie successfully completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training; in 2013 the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training course at AIRYOGA. She is also certified to teach Yoga Nidra and offers private sessions in this method of deep relaxation and meditation.
Yoga balances and supplements Valérie's work and family life, and supplies her with inspiration and energy for everyday tasks. In her teaching she aims to share the deep enrichment her life has gained through yoga.
Valérie teaches flowing Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, bringing the body, mind and soul into harmony. She leads her classes in German or English.
Raised in an open minded family, Stefanie was introduced to movement as therapy by her mother, a yoga teacher and dance therapist, long before she could walk. Fascinated by the effects of yoga, dance and other sports she later choose a profession that would open up new understandings of the body and its complex functions.
Driven by the need to take care of the precious body and health, Stefanie directed her intentions towards health prevention already during her training as a Swiss licensed Physiotherapist. Her in depth Yoga studies started in 2006 in Switzerland in Vinyasa Yoga and continued in Canada, Vancouver with the supportive guidance of Chris Chavez, Dr. David Simon, John Friend, Christine Preis Clark und Todd Inouye and more from the traditions of BKS Iyengar, Hatha and Anusara Yoga.
Stefanie is the co-author of „Rückenschule“, a book published in 2008 and sold with great success since then.
As a mum of Noah and a 500hr Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Stefanie is gratefully teaching lessons with the intention of knowing one Self more deeply, awakening body awareness, honoring the body, health and the best we can be ultimately leading to happier, fulfilled lives. Her classes are focused, dynamic, strong in alignment, light and fun. Stefanie teaches workshops, retreats, classes and teacher training portions nationally and internationally, in german and english.
For more info please visit www.stefaniezimmermann.com
Chiara is born and raised in Zürich and studied architecture at the ETH there.
She has been practicing and studying Yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2006. Chiara is an authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.
Yearly she is traveling to India to practice with her Teacher R. Sharath Jois at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute - http://kpjayi.org/
- in Mysore.
She also had the unique opportunity to assist him in his daily classes. At the Sanskrit University she regularly further her studies in Yoga Philosophy, Chanting and Sanskrit.
On her path Chiara met eminent Yogis from the entire world who inspired her and taught her much. In 2006 she completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training in Zurich and in the following year the advanced teacher training in Iyengar Yoga. This wisdom flows into her Ashtanga Yoga teaching. Chiara leads her classes in english and german.
Several years ago, Claudia was introduced to the world of yoga in New Zealand. She realized how good she was feeling and sensed that this would be the beginning of a long journey. Back in Switzerland, Claudia began to study different yoga traditions and yoga philosophy more intensively. Vinyasa Flow came to be her preferred style and means of expression.
In 2007, Claudia completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training, in 2013 the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training, both at AIRYOGA in Zurich.
Claudia teaches in a flowing and creative way, accompanied by music. Her main teaching focuses are correct alignment, as well as combining breath and movement into a harmonious flow. It is not only a great pleasure, but also a privilege to Claudia to be able to pass on the wonderful benefits of yoga to others. She teaches her classes in German and English.
Ever since her youngest age Silvana has been fascinated by the play of movement. After training as a professional dancer, she started traveling the world; ever since traveling has been yet another source of inspiration. She kept returning to the Far East, where she first discovered yoga – an essential encounter and a deep experience.
In the years that followed, Silvana experimented with other movement methods. Pilates soon emerged as an ideal complement for yoga. In 2008, Silvana did her Pilates teacher training at Polstar in Basel. Additionally, she completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, certified by the European Yoga Alliance. She went more into depth as she studied Prana Flow with Twee Merrigan. In 2011, she completed her 250-hour Anusara Teacher Training with Chris Chavez. In order to grow and evolve, Silvana likes to take classes and workshops, mostly with Stephen Thomas.
Silvana teaches vigorously, with great passion and creativity. The correct dynamic execution of movement is very important to her. She teaches in German and English.
Please also check out www.flowingmovements.com
Nadja Grimm is a dressmaker by trade and for many years, she owned her own fashion label. Today she works as a certified Esalen- and Ayurveda Yoga-masseuse. She ended up following this path due to her passion for yoga, which she discovered in 2003. Ever since then Nadja has encountered many inspiring teachers (such as Clive Radda, Isabelle Widmer and Michael Hamilton) and she has evolved her own practice during many trainings and retreats. To deepen her Ashtanga practice, she traveled to the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, in 2009, where she was taught by R. Sharath, grandchild of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Nadja is Michael Hamilton’s assistant for the Ashtanga Mysore program at AIRYOGA and she also teaches her own classes. She is very grateful and feels deep respect for the preserved and passed-on knowledge, which she shares with great pleasure. To Nadja, Yoga means being mindful and present within your own life, accepting changes and learning to trust; it means developing your own personality and being kind to yourself and other beings as you follow that path. Nadja teaches in German and also in English, upon request.
Manuela worked fulltime as a psychiatric nurse before completing her first Yoga teacher training at Airyoga in her hometown of Zurich in 2008. In Yoga she found the tools and a platform for expressing the beauty of a spiritual life, which satisfied a lifelong desire. With her husband, Stephen Thomas, she has explored deeper and deeper into the yoga practices. In Asia she got in touch with the Buddhist teachings and was blessed with some deep unfolding experiences in meditation. Together with pranayama and the asanas, the sitting silence now builds the major part of her regular practice. She considers this base practices as one the most important for transforming one’s personality and enhancing the daily life quality.
Manuela currently studies Ayurvedic Psychology at the Academy of Ayurveda in Germany with great joy.
Manuela naturally sees yoga as a holistic practice, which has the ability to heal people from the inside out. In her classes, she creates room to experience more than what our limited and often destructive mind and senses are constructing. In her belief, each individual has the ability - regardless of their background - to get on to this wonderful and rewarding path of exploring body, mind and spirit.
Manuela teaches in German and English.
Egon grew up in a small South Tyrolean mountain village in the Dolomite Alps (Northern Italy). Early on, he set out to explore nature and spent most of his youth on a snowboard and on mountain hikes. Due to a shoulder injury he got to know an holistic healing doctor in Australia, who drew Egon’s attention to the inner, spiritual world. After extended travels through South America, India and Nepal, Egon eventually decided to leave the family’s tourism business. He committed to a four-year education in order to become a certified Zen Shiatsu therapist and naturopath. It was at the same time, that Egon started practicing Yoga on a regular basis. In 2009, he completed his first Hatha yoga teacher training in India. On his yogic path, Egon has been much inspired by Anusara yoga. He is currently diving deeper into his Yin yoga and Pranayama practice. Devotional chanting - Bhakti yoga - is playing an increasingly important role in his life. Furthermore, Egon organizes and leads retreats, which combine yoga and outdoor experiences. Egon’s profound medical knowledge and the experience as a physical therapist shape and inform his style of teaching. His passion for music, especially the guitar, is authentically reflected and incorporated into his classes. Egon teaches in German and English. For more information please see www.castlunger.com
After the first yoga class she attended it was clear for Joana: this is it! In 2006 Joana traveled to South India to experience the teachings at their source. Initiated at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala and continuing her training with AIRYOGA Zurich, Joana acquired the Yoga Alliance teacher certification in Autumn 2008.
Her roots in a Swiss academic family along with her occupation caring for children taught her the importance of passing on gained knowledge. To teach is for Joana a gift and a privilege. She teaches in the Vinyasa yoga tradition. Her classes are grounded and a source of inspiration, full of warmth and serenity, with the aim to get to know oneself and find inner calm. Joana teaches in German.
Claire grew up in West Africa and discovered Yoga in 1984 during her studies in England.
She studied Sivananda Yoga in New York and Iyengar Yoga in England. During the 90's Claire was introduced to Astanga Vinyasa Yoga. This dynamic and athletic form of Yoga suited her personality, challenged her to the core and changed her life in so many positive ways. Claire considers it to have been a special privilege to be able to attend a week's seminar under the guidance of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2003. In 2005 Claire successfully completed an International Teacher Training with Glenn Ceresoli (Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher) and Lance Schuler (Inspya Yoga). Claire is currently attending the 300-hour International Teacher Training offered by AIRYOGA.
Claire continues to attend workshops and seminars both in Switzerland and abroad and has had the privilege of studying under the guidance of several international Yoga teachers such as Glenn Ceresoli, David Swenson, Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon and David Life and the various seminars offered by the Swiss Yoga Union.
Claire's teaching style is a powerful mix of Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar Yoga. She emphasises correct and safe alignment of the body and brings awareness to a healthy yoga practice that respects physical limitations.
As a member of the Swiss Yoga Union Claire is on the list of recognised Yoga teachers for the Health Insurances.
Claire teaches in English. Her Website is: www.clairedalloz.ch
Sandra is a trained infant educator and mother of two children. From 1998 through 2001 she completed her education as a Birth Preparator FFG and subsequently completed training as an Adult Educator SVEB II. She has also attended additional education in birth preparation, post-natal care, and pelvic floor.
Sandra has been practicing yoga on a regular basis for the past 5 years and has attended workshops with Clive Sheridan, Lance Schuler, and Ana Forrest. In 2005 she completed pre-natal yoga training with Cheryl Bernardi. Sandra is also a Chiball Level 1 Instructor.
Sandra loves to work with pregnant women. She presents her classes in a personal and individual fashion. In her classes Sandra strives to connect the women with their unborn child, to strengthen their self-confidence, and to teach them how to find peace in their bodies. Sandra teaches in German, and if necessary also in English.
While she was studying to become an engineer, Marie used to live in different countries. She has always traveled the world with much pleasure. As cultures and people around her kept changing, she was longing for one constant, something that would give her the sensation of being home - no matter where she was in the world. She took her first yoga class in New York in 2008 and she was instantly hooked by the calm, the contentment, the feeling of homecoming that yoga triggered. After years spent in a profession where you are always under pressure to perform, Marie realized that she wants to have more time and life to spare for everything that awakens her positive energy and doesn’t deprive her of our energy. So in 2011 she successfully completed the 200-hour teacher training at AIRYOGA in Zurich.
It is Marie’s goal to pass on to her students what she has received from many wonderful yoga teachers. She teaches invigorating Vinyasa Yoga with a harmonious flow coupled with inspiration for how yoga can be integrated into every day life. Marie teaches in German and English.
In 1999 Alexa co-founded bodyART™ together with Robert Steinbacher and is in the bodyART™ instructors team since then. Since 2007 she heads the yoga training in the bodyART™ schools in Zurich and Munich.
Alexa is also a qualified Shiatsu and Esalen massage teacher and practitioner, offering treatments in her private practice in Zurich. She leads courses in Qi movement and teaches trainings and workshops at the European Institut of Esalen Massage (Fachschule in Massage und körperorientierten Therapien) in Zurich..
Alexa teaches Yoga, bodystability and movement courses to give the body sufficient structure and space to regain independence.
Alexa is a Yoga Alliance qualified Yoga teacher since 2005. She teaches in German and English.
Karin has lived on four different continents over the past two decades; today she lives with her family near Biel. Her Yoga began precisely when she was 'secretly' yearning for something 'new' in her life, when she realized she was no longer content with her usual worldly experiences, sensual pleasures and her material success. It was at this time she was introduced to yoga, quite suddenly and intensively and became aware of the incredible effects of Yoga.
Due to her different areas of training, Karin is registered or licensed with Yoga Alliance (RYT 500), Anusara Yoga Inc., Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Yoga Association of British Columbia and as professional member of Yoga Schweiz. Together with her guru, Nakul Kapur, Karin instructs Teacher Trainings on both the RYS 200 and RYS 500 levels in Biel/Bienne, with a strong focus on the branches of Raja Yoga.
Foremost, Karin is a student treading the path and celebrating the higher power and order. Her teachings root in that what she knows and experiences. She teaches in German and English.
For more information please also see www.yogassva.com
Zuzia took her first yoga class in 2005. Until that day, she had officially hated any kind of physical exercise. From yoga, she was hoping to obtain even more relaxation than she thought she already had. She turned out to be wrong. Ever since then, Zuzia has been practicing yoga intensively. The first few years were a real ordeal, but the physical, mental and emotional benefits she experienced were definitely worth the pain. In 2011, Zuzia graduated from the AIRYOGA 200h teacher training in Zurich. Since 2012, she has been continuing her studies at the Yogakademie (Doris Echlin/Lucerne). In her teaching, Zuzia is trying to get across what yoga means to her. Her classes are versatile, accessible for beginners and in touch with every day life. Zuzia can easily relate to the students that initially struggle with their yoga practice (blocks, belts and blankets are our best friends!). Zuzia teaches in German and English.
Restorative Yoga Workshop with Claudia Garati on Sunday, June 2, 2013
Discover the flow of your inner energy, immerse yourself and experience harmony and deep relaxation.
AIRYOGA teacher Claudia Garati
invites you in her workshop on Sunday, June 2, 2013
to dive deeply into your inner landscape in order to cultivate and harmonise body, mind and spirit.
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The Joy of Yoga: Learn the foundations of Yoga in four lessons - starting June 15, 2013
On four afternoons beginners to yoga are invited to parti-cipate in a progressive course introducing the foundations of yoga, including the history and philosophy of yoga, breathing techniques and breath control (Pranayama), bodily poses (Asana) and Meditation (Dhyana).The next "Joy of Yoga" course starts on Saturday, June 15, 2013 with Frank Schmid. More...