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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.

MICHAEL SCHABORT

Founder of Ashtanga Spirit Munich
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Michael Schabort

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.

ASTA CAPLAN

Level 2 Authorized Asthanga Yoga Teacher
Ashtanga Spirit Munich - Asta Caplan
Asta Caplan

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.

DAN CAPLAN

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.

MIRA SATTELBERGER

Authorized Asthanga Yoga Teacher
Mira Sattelberger
Mira Sattelberger

JULIA SCHILDE

Authorized Asthanga Yoga Teacher
Julia Schilde

Julia was born in Munich and returned to her home town after she lived in London, Orlando and North California (Santa Cruz, San Jose).

She grew up dancing, and as an extra in the Opera house in Munich. She has been teaching Ballett, Modern Dance and Sports since 1998.

She found Ashtanga Yoga in Munich, did a Yoga Teacher Training in Orlando for over a year and has been assisting since 2013. Her travels brought her to Mauii, Nancy Gilghoffs Shala, did a Workshop with Tim Miller, practiced under Sharath on his Europe Tour in 2015 in Copenhagen. Other influences are John Scott and Tim Feldmann.