Maha Shanti Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered School (RYS200). With more than 17 years teaching experience each, we are both Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT 500) and registered as Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). Fully certified in Hatha Yoga, our teacher training experience has been based on the traditional Indian gurukulam system of education, living in an ashram setting while studying under the tutelage of the master teacher.
Our Yoga journey together began in 2004 after meeting at our initial Yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Kerala, India. Since then, our journey together has taken us through an ongoing journey of self practice, training and the regular teaching of classes, workshops, Yoga retreats around the world and Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
We firmly believe that we are all eternally students on this path of Yoga and as such, ongoing training and development are a nessessity for continuing to both deepen and broaden our knowledge.
As part of this continued journey of learning, we have completed two additional teacher training courses in the field of Yoga Therapy, our first being in 2004 at Yoga Vidya Dham, a university and research institute in Nashik affiliated with the University of Pune in India and our second in 2012 with the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation in Kerala, India. In 2011, we also completed an intensive Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation.
Additionally, we continue to broaden our knowledge of Yoga through the study of specialist areas through workshops and trainings with highly experienced Yoga teachers from around the world. At the same time, we continuously learn from our own direct experience gained over many years from teaching people with different needs from widely diverse backgrounds.
YOGA TRADITION AND VALUES
Our yoga tradition follows the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga from its traditional roots in India. Combining an integrated approach to personal and spiritual development with health, our teaching is based on traditional vedantic, tantric and yogic teachings in conjunction with the understanding of contemporary science of physical and mental well being.
Our focus is on sharing a yoga practice that is both safe and effective, drawing from a deeper understanding of applied anatomy and physiology gained from our training and experience in complementary disciplines such as Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy and also from our many years of direct teaching experience.
At the heart of our practice and teaching is the journey of living consciously to connect with our bodies, minds and emotions, to consciously connect with nature and the world around us, and connecting consciously with one another as a community - a world Yoga family.
Since 2004, we have been team teaching group classes in Yoga Studios and Fitness Studios in Munich, teaching regular incompany classes in large international organisations such as Allianz Insurance and BMW and providing private personalised yoga classes and yoga lifestyle consultations on a one-to-one basis.
We also regularly offer half-day Intensive and themed Yoga Workshops in Munich, host a variety of Yoga Retreats and holidays in destinations around the world and offer Yoga Alliance Registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses in India and in Germany.