Since 2007, yoga has been my companion, my teacher. Modern dance and various physical expressions have fascinated me since early childhood. The joy of movement and an intense body awareness have remained until today. Breath and movement, body and soul, awareness and clarity. The healing effect of yoga has opened up a new level for me and shown me how I gain inner balance through mindfulness, concentration and serenity above all. I would like to pass this experience on to my students and show them how they can (re)access the strength that exists within them. The focus of my work is the body as a means of expression of all the things that happen to us, and our outer as well as inner attitude connected to this. How do I deal with myself? What is out of balance? How do I manage to restore balance through my own strength? How can I accept what is?
On my way I was allowed to get to know a wide variety of teachers. My encounter with Richard Hackenberg laid the foundation for my work, at whose Mahaprana Institute I completed my training as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. I have trained extensively in the areas of anatomy, asana technique (alignment), pranayama and psychology. A great inspiration for my work are the views and teachings of Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine and David Emerson, who link yoga and trauma in a wonderful, touching and healing way.
My classes at HAIRU
Sensing Yoga | Fascia Yoga
Tues 5:45pm – 7:15pm
Fri 9:30am – 11:00am
The class is aimed at yoga practitioners who have a sound basic knowledge and would like to dive deeper into the practice. The individual postures merge playfully, in some exercises you linger for a few breaths, become aware of the movement and go attentively into the next posture. In the mindful balance between too much and too little, between challenge and release, a balanced feeling of ease and grace emerges.
Through flowing movements, vibrations, stretches and intense sensing of the body, the fascia, our connective tissue, is especially addressed. Sensing Yoga offers space and time to feel. The practice is an invitation. The teacher inspires you (as you inspire him).
Mon 9:30am – 10:45am
Our bodies have a basic elastic tension through a myofascial network in which all muscles, organs and bones are held together. Everything inside us is wrapped in fascia. These extremely flexible fibers respond to tension and pressure. The way we address them in fascia yoga is therefore sensitive, moving, pulsating. We use the tensile and compressive forces in active stretching. This leads to the tensioning of the spine in its natural form.
A fascia practice is a blend of mobilization, energy reloading and stretching with the basic focus of activating and regenerating all our fascial chains. With fascia yoga, deep body sensation (called “sensory refinement”) is encouraged. Through mindful and focused movement and breathing, we feel every gentle impulse of our body and learn to perceive it with all its connections and needs.