Alignment Based Hatha Yoga is a style of Hatha Yoga that focuses on the correct alignment of the body in the yoga postures. The late Guruji B. K. S. Iyengar was a pioneer of this style, which is now known worldwide as Iyengar Yoga.
Hatha Yoga describes the third and fourth step in Raja Yoga (one of the four main schools of Yoga). It is a preparatory phase that prepares the body for meditation through asana (body postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) as well as correct nutrition and attitude towards life. It aims to balance the dualistically oriented body and mind - in the knowledge that these polarities are a natural part of life and constantly in motion.
We focus on the correct technique of the yoga postures, drawing on our extensive knowledge of the human anatomy. We place great importance on the safety of our students and thus also use yoga props that help in the practice of demanding classical yoga poses and prevent injuries.
We stay longer in the individual yoga exercises and therefore work directly on our fascia system. This results in the much-cited and researched positive effects of yoga postures.
By integrating the breath and the mind during the class, we train not only the physical, but also the mental and emotional body.
Working in manageable groups allows us to keep an eye on all participants and correct them individually during the class.
During the regular yoga classes we also connect with our heart energy, as we were taught by the Indian Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Father Joe Pereira. This leads to our students feeling a kind of inner peace in the classroom and gradually allowing this feeling to flow into their outer life. In our workshops and yoga holidays we also give space to the topics pranayama, meditation, energetics and energy healing.
In our training course for aspiring yoga teachers you will be thoroughly introduced to our Alignment Based Asana technique and human anatomy and will be methodically trained to teach precisely and safely. This is the quintessence for yoga teachers: If you can demonstrate the yoga postures well, you are not necessarily a good yoga teacher - the teaching technique and the methodology make the difference. Further focus topics are pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy and lifestyle as well as energetics.