Elodie Eiffener

I had tried yoga several times in my life, but for a long time I never really grew fond of it. Until I realised a few years ago that there is more to yoga than just physical exercise.
The yogic philosophy opened up the way not only to yoga asana, but also to mindfulness, spirituality, Buddhism, to ancient wisdoms and teachings.
My curiosity about this philosophy and seeming remedies to our modern fast-paced society, led me to do my Yoga Teacher Training besides my PhD in public health. I love teaching, whether it is at the university or in the yoga studio.

I found comfort in Jivamukti yoga, a rather small community when compared to other yogic styles. I admire the holistic perspective that Jivamukti yoga brings to the mat; uniting chanting, meditation, scriptures and music, alongside dynamic yoga asana classes.
Since recently I also love to incorporate some yin yoga classes in my personal practice. My classes are generally more dynamic, and depending on the day, the mood and the students, with maybe longer warm-ups and cool-downs.

I am originally from Luxembourg and speak German fluently, but I usually teach in English, as this is how I learnt it and where I feel comfortable in. Personally, I prefer to practice yoga in the studio compared to at home by myself, as I feel that this is where everything comes together: the atmosphere, the community, the assists, the smells, the teacher, the music, the asanas, the personal interaction with like-minded people and the feeling of cosiness.

“When I practice, I am a philosopher. When I teach, I am a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist.” BKS Iyengar

My classes at HAIRU