ASHTANGA SPIRIT MUNICH
Yoga is a way of life and a journey of self-transformation to discover your true Self. In Ashtanga Spirit Munich Ashtanga yoga is taught by teachers authorized and taught by R. Sharath Jois in KPJAYI in Mysore, India.
Yoga comes from India, where it is considered as old as human civilization. Yoga is conscious breathing, movement, ability to pause, paying attention to giving and receiving. Yoga can be a philosophy for one, meditation for another, posture or breathing exercises for a third. Yoga has long been known for its various goals, the most important of which are health and well-being through balance in life. The key to progress in yoga, regardless of approach, is continuous regular practice and philosophical study along with personal reflection. Without dedicated practice and self-reflection, yoga cannot develop.
Ashtanga yoga is one of the many methods taught in the contemporary world. Ashtanga yoga in its living tradition of parampara was defined by and brought to west Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois. It is now continued and honored by his son Manju Pattabhi Jois, his daughter Saraswati, his grandson R. Sharath Jois as well as every Ashtanga teacher and practitioner today.
Founder of Ashtanga Spirit Munich
I often think back to the days when I was running Mysore Munich school of ashtanga yoga. It was more than just a mysore class, it became a whole community that were bound by the love for self study. We were all very close and spent much time sharing our laughter in neighborhood coffee shops and spent much time out in the beautiful Bavarian outdoors together.
We all shared the same dream that one day we would open an independent traditional ashtanga shala. It fills my heart with so much joy to see this community now known as Ashtanga Spirit Munich achieving this dream and flying with it further than our dreams back then could even imagine. Namaste Asta Caplan. Munich deserves to have an amazing teacher such as yourself.
Level 2 Authorized Asthanga Yoga Teacher, ASM co-ordinator
Asta ventured into Astanga Yoga practice as a balancing element while still studying in the Finnish National Ballet School in 1998. She’s been practicing regularly since 2001 and after leaving her career as a professional ballet dancer studied and practiced with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Jois, Eddie Stern, Tim Miller, Mark and Joanne Darby, Rolf Naujokat and Lino Miele. Asta received level 2 authorization to teach in 2012. She has completed teacher training with Sharath in Mysore 2014. In 2015 she attended a 3rd Series teacher training with Tim Miller in California. In 2017 she completed a teacher’s course with David Swenson.
In Germany Asta has been teaching in the traditional Mysore-style since 2015, first in Berlin and since 2017 in Munich.
Authorized Asthanga Yoga Teacher
Dan discovered Ashtanga Yoga while living in Tokyo, and started a regular practice in 2001 under Ken Harakuma and Basia Lipska. He has visited Mysore, India yearly since 2002 to study under Pattabhi Jois and Sharath, and received their authorization to teach in February 2009. In 2006, Dan was asked by his teacher, Ken Harakuma, to start a daily morning Mysore class at the Kudanshita shala of the International Yoga Center in Tokyo; the class started with only 2 students, but grew steadily to over 40 students. Dan was a featured teacher at the Yoga Fest in Yokohama, Japan in 2007 and 2008, where he led sold-out classes of over 150 students.