Why do we do what we do? The yoga immersion is deeply rooted in our lives and we continue discovering yoga like children do - with our own curiosity, lightheartedness and joy. We find beauty and unity in apparent opposites. Stability and ease, strength and smoothness, seriousness and childish joy. We share the same desires: finding our inner peace, meeting other beings with love and compassion and trying to be part of forming a world at peace.
Seeing yoga in a holistic way is important to us. Practising asanas, meditation and pranayama raises our awareness and thus transforms our perception which eventually leads us to complete self-acceptance and equanimity in life. We practise and teach our asanas with sensitivity to our body 'ahimsa' and with contentment 'santosa'. It is no game of showing off or being ambitious but about finding our way back to ourselves and to nature, to deeply perceive and experience the interconnectedness of all. Nowadays we are often disconnected or ignore what our bodies tell us. Our bodies are truly intelligent and we need to re-learn how to listen to our body by developing a delicate sensitivity for signals and signs of our body.
Ground, relax, breathe, play, experiment.. and find joy, openness and self-love! Yoga does not just take place on the mat. Often it is reduced to asanas, however yoga is tremendously more than that. It is a world view, an attitude and approach towards life. It is discovering and connecting with our true nature.
Ina is a sun seeking free spirit with a laughing heart who likes to play, relax and discover beauty in nature. Her yoga seed was planted more than 10 years ago. She was still half a child when her mom asked her to join a yoga class with her (thank you mom!). Roots grew but it was not until she was in a difficult personal life phase when she deeply immersed in yoga and found back to her nature. Today, she is certified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa based yoga teacher and is based in Berlin, Germany.
Ina’s classes emphasize connecting body, mind and spirit by breathing mindfully and slowing down consciously. She likes linking breath to movement for creating dynamic flowing as well as relaxing yoga practices. Her long year yoga immersion allows her to understand and pass on body sensitivity, flexibility sensations and appropriate alignment.
With her calm and soothing voice Ina encourages each one to connect to their inner self for cultivating tranquility and self confidence in one’s own practice. She teaches yoga as a healing transformational process experiencing the expansion of perception of each individual.
Pia is a certified yoga teacher, an architect, a thai masseuse, a world traveler, adventuress, and lover of life. Born in Germany she is living to travel the world and to share her loving kindness to all beings. As a yoga nomad you can find her teaching on different retreat centers in Spain and Sri Lanka or preparing her own retreats. She loves to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa or Flow classes to experienced yogis, but what she loves even more is introducing new people to the world of yoga in an accommodating and non-judgmental way so you will feel completely at ease even if you can´t even sit straight.
Her new passion as a student, teacher and therapist is the ancient healing art of Thai Yoga Massage, a massage that heals you on all levels through a combination of stretching, compressing, and a special quality of touch. deeply relaxing and truly healing :)