My name is Christine, and I have been teaching Yoga for most of my life – that is for almost 40 years, and I am still very happy, and very thankful for this. Mostly I teach Yin and Yang Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra as well as various forms of Meditation. My approach is coloured by Advaita Vedanta, Raja Yoga, and various forms of mindfulness meditation. I have also become an expert in Women’s Yoga as very often we, as women, need a different approach into Being that honors our cycles and rhythms. I have specialized in Yoga Teacher’s Trainings on a one to one basis, and, among others, I also coach Yoga Teachers on their path. I have published several books on Yoga and Meditatin, and various Audio CDs. If you can read German, you are welcome to view my book section in the German part of my Website. Currently I am working on an English version of my Yoga Nidra CD. Let us all re-connect to the Silence within. Again and again. And live from the Wisdom of our Heart.
I am happy to spend part of the winter in India and/or South East Asia – book writing, meditating, finding deeper into the Space of Who I Am. I cannot tell you how greatful I am to have this chance. If you like to meet me on the way, please do connect – you can always book me for a Yoga Retreat or Individual Yoga Sessions when I am around.
I am happy to meet you.
From heart to Heart
I am happy to say that I cannot imagine a life without Yoga.
For me, there is only one Yoga, and the various approaches are the pathways into That.
For me, yoga is a way of living, on and off the mat or the cushion. I have been on the path of yoga and meditation for almost 40 years now, and I am happy to have met many wonderful teachers on the way. My heartfelt gratitude goes to all of them, a few I would love to mention: Adelheid Ohlig (Women’s (Luna) Yoga), Elisabeth Haich (Hatha and Raja Yoga), Mantak Chia (Tao Yoga), Sarah Powers (Yin Yoga), Gauri Devi (Hatha Yoga), Ajahn Buddhadasa (Meditation), Gangaji & Eli as well as Ramana (Advaita)…
I am happy to have written a few books on the yoga topics I teach, and I hope they will be translated into English soon. I am happy to have the luxury of traveling to India and South East Asia during winter, and I would be happy to meet you there.
For me, yoga is about re-connecting with our inner Source, to the vibrant Silence within.
For this I use the methods of Yin Yoga (long-held yoga poses, preparing for Meditation and stimulating Meridian Energy), Yoga Nidra (conscious relaxation which goes also as a form of tantric meditation), Raj Yoga (soul consciousness), Hatha and Yin Yang Yoga (preparing body and mind for Awareness). I also like to teach Women’s Yoga Retreats to awake the Shakti Power and Goddess within. Women’s Yoga (as I teach it) includes techniques to enhance fertility and relieving menopause symptoms.
By using physical awareness, we can understand that we are so much more than our physical body and our think-feeling mind. No matter, what methods are used: Yoga is always about re-connecting with the vibrant, open space that we carry within and that we are, and by getting in touch with our deepest longing, we can find the path in our life that we are made for, and through the filter of our personality, shine as the light that we are.
Due to the rhythms of our lives, we women need, in many ways, another approach into Yoga that honours our cycles. I am talking of our menstrual cycles as well as of menopause and beyond. We need a space to rest that allows us to be held, from within, to feel and experience ourselves as the Goddess that we are. My Yoga Retreats for Women create that Space, from outside into inside, and the other way round.
Another issue is to invite a new soul into our womb – the kind of yoga I teach can help women to conceive…
… and know that you are always Home. Your body can travel to the most hidden corner of the Earth, your words may travel through sound waves, paper and techniques, but YOU cannot go anywhere: YOU are always HOME, YOU ARE ALWAYS HERE AND NOW. OM SHANTI.
Yin Yoga, Yang Yoga and Yoga Nidra
In our lives yang energy seems to be dominant – taking a certain action to reach a goal. Whereas in the yin aproach we yield and relax into life – into a state of being – as it is. Both qualities are so necessary, and here we find a wise fusion of traditional Yoga and Chinese Medicine.
By fascial stretches we harmonize the Meridian System, keep our bodies flexible and young, and have one of the best ways to prepare for Meditation (using Yin Yoga). My approach includes elements of Gentle Yoga and Isometric Muscle Work to balance the long-held stretches.
In Yang Yoga I include ways of strengthening the muscles that at the same time work on the Meridian System.
Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a conscious relaxation technique as well as a tantric meditation, and it is a wonderful way to become aware of the different layers (koshas) that veil our sacred, shining core. It can help us to meet and greet everything that comes into our thoughts and into our lives, as a pointer, as a signal, that is taking us Home, into our Sacred Ground of Being.