What Our Graduates Say



Heike Czerner - Regensburg

YTTC GRADUATE 2019 /2020



Practicing Hatha Yoga has been one of the most remarkable experiences I have ever had. It is a healing process for both the body and the mind. It opens your heart and it shifts your perspective of life.


My yoga path began 14 years ago when I met Anna and Jürgen just by coincidence - or perhaps it was my Karma!  I was fascinated by their way of teaching Hatha Yoga - very precise, very safe, very kind, very wise and always with a great focus on  finding joy.  As they have watched me grow and develop, I have also had the pleasure to watch them grow and develop as yoga teachers.  They have created their own personal style of teaching, with so much passion and deep knowledge, always keeping in mind the different abilities of the students.  It's no wonder that they have managed to build a yoga community where we can all share experiences and learn from each other.


The YTTC was a logical next step for me. It was an intense year of learning, focussing and letting go of old patterns, all while staying in the cosy and familiar residential setting at Seminarhaus Knaubenhof.­ I am grateful to Anna and Jürgen for being my teachers. I am grateful for their introduction to Saji, one of their own teachers in India - and I am grateful to experience this process of becoming a teacher, most of all - to have the opportunity to give something valuable back into this path. 



Ingrid Govan - Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2019 /2020



“Just 3 years back, if someone asked me about Yoga, my response would have been: “Yoga never, this is not for me!”. My perspectives on Yoga completely changed after meeting Anna and Jurgen - their way of teaching, sharing experiences, kindness and patience have taught me a lot of about Yoga, not just the asanas and the “physical” element but also about Yoga as a way of life. 


I was so impacted by Anna and Jurgen that I wanted to deepen my knowledge and understanding of Yoga by enrolling into Yoga TTC, and I was pleasantly surprised by the 2 modules. The learning curve is steep and the modules are intense but the experience is absolutely priceless. It’s one of the things one can never ever forget. 


Whether you would like to teach or deepen your knowledge about Yoga, this training is tailored so that all participants can benefit. I would strongly recommend this Yoga TTC to everyone…It’s totally worth it.”


Manuela Leinthaler - Ingolstadt

YTTC GRADUATE 2019 /2020



I met Anna and Jürgen in 2013 and from the very start, I was totally impressed by their teaching. I  soon became very motivated and wanted to become a yoga teacher as well. I really like the way Anna and Jürgen teach, very precise and with attention to safety. For this reason I decided to start the YTTC at their academy - the homework and regular practice in the year between the 2 modules was really important for deepening my understanding and for my personal development. I have always loved Yoga but since my Teacher Training,  I now have the feeling that I’m living Yoga. 


I can only recommend the retreats, courses and YTTC they offer.  They are both such great people with a lot of great experience. Thank you so much for this wonderful and perfect  YTTC Anna and Jürgen! 






YTTC GRADUATE 2019 /2020



I met Anna and Jürgen 6 years ago. When their yoga training helped me to overcome quite some health issues, I noticed what a magic healing power yoga has. So I became interested in learning more and I signed up for the Yoga Teacher Training Course.


And this was probably one of the best decisions of my life. I especially appreciate that Anna and Jürgen focus on safety and health benefits in their yoga practice rather than a nice show effect. Their teaching is full of deep knowledge and expertise, passion, patience and kindness. I can highly recommend it.



Svitlana Filimoshkina & Ievgen Nedoviesov, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2019 /2020



'We have been practicing yoga with Anna and Jürgen for four years and have been inspired by their teaching approach as a couple so that they are able to dedicate much  more time to each and every student and make the practice safe and beneficial.

The YTTC became the next step in our yoga path and was an amazing journey for us both. It gave us a great understanding of the Yoga philosophy, teaching methods, safe practices and alignment. Since the course extends over one year it gave us an opportunity to focus on the details and having constant support from the teachers within this year, we were able to deepen our personal practice.

We highly recommend this training for anyone who would love to get a better understanding of Hatha Yoga for their personal purpose or anyone who considers teaching Yoga.'




Joachim Offergeld, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2019 /2020



'Before I started the yoga teacher training it was all about postures, flexibility and strength. The course with Anna and Jürgen taught me so much more including yoga philosophy and applied anatomy and pysiology of the body. I learned everything I needed to break down each yoga asana and how to keep the body safe during the yoga practice.


The 200 hour yoga teacher training is very well structured, profound and deepened my understanding after each session. The course is intense, challenging and brings a lot of fun with the other students. I can’t thank Anna and Jürgen enough for sharing their experiences and wisdom with us.'


 Eugene O'Connor, London, UK

YTTC GRADUATE 2018 /2019




"I was at the end of a 6 month career break, travelling the globe when I had the good fortune to meet Anna and Juergen in Sri Lanka two years ago. Their approach to yoga, and passion for a practice that celebrated alignment and foundations reignited my own. I had been considering teacher training for a number of years and knew that when I met them, they were the people to guide me on my next step.


The support, knowledge and kindness with which they carried out the training program allowed me to further my practice as a yogi and as a teacher (not to mention making some great friends along the way). I couldn’t recommend their yoga teaching training course highly enough and I look forward to continuing my yoga journey with them.' 




Katharina W, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2018 /2019




"After all the years I’ve been practicing Yoga with Anna and Jürgen, it was time to take the next step on my yoga path.  The YTTC is not only a course to learn how to teach yoga, it also gives you a deeper knowledge about where it comes from and what the meaning is behind it. To do the YTTC with Anna and Jürgen is something really special. You can feel their passion for teaching a new generation of yoga teachers and their deep knowledge about yoga.


The course gives you a profound knowledge of what yoga really is and what is important to know as a yoga teacher, how to give safe instructions and help students to get the most benefit out of their yoga practice.  I´m very grateful for the time with Anna and Jürgen as my teachers, for the opportunity to be guided by them on this yoga path and noot to mention al the friends I  have made along the way."




Wenjin Shu, Frankfurt

YTTC GRADUATE 2018 /2019




'The four-week Yoga Teacher Training Course in India with Anna and Jürgen was definitely a unique journey. Together with Saji and Shaji, the four very experienced teachers helped me to build a good foundation for teaching authentic Hatha Yoga.


Besides studying, I had the chance to stay at an ashram which is the birth place of Adi Shankara - one of the greatest Indian philosophers of all time, and also to experience the local life and culture in India. What I learned and experienced in the whole training was far more than I had expected. As Saji said at the graduation ceremony, “A certificate is only a memory”, and my lifelong Yoga journey has just begun.'




 Katja Hartmann, Hamburg

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017




'In 2016, I decided to take part in the Yoga Teacher Training with Maha Shanti Yoga. Anna and Juergen teach very authentic Hatha Yoga based on correct and healthy alignment.  They always keep the different personalities of their yoga students in mind and are a great help on the Yoga path.


Once you complete the YTTC, Anna and Jürgen offer the great opportunity to take part in the training again without payment of any tutorial fees. I came back to their second teacher training in 2018/2019 and felt I was able to get even deeper into yoga philosophy and really move forwards on the yoga path. It was especially helpful to look into anatomy and hands-on assists after having gained teaching experience. I am very grateful that I got the chance to come back to this truly spiritual place and to have been part of this wonderful group.




Marion Kocholl, Hamburg

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017



"The Yoga Teacher Training Course provided us with all the relevant information about responsible yoga teaching - but what made the training so special for me was, that Anna and Jürgen warmly shared their profound knowledge and supported us on our personal journey. 

Their course was a very good combination of classical Indian yoga philosophy combined with our western yoga lifestyle.' 




Lena Brandt, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017



The YTTC with Maha Shanti Yoga was such a wonderful, inspiring experience! I enjoyed every step of the way. The most lovely teachers provided us with so much of their in-depth knowledge and experiences. It was a very diverse YTTC with lots of great guest teachers from different fields. I also appreciated the fact that the YTTC extended over one year so it gave me enough time to deepen my knowledge and intensify my own practice. I can highly recommend this YTTC. It will be an enriching experience.


Moos Mergler, Netherlands

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017




'My journey on the yoga path was accelerated by this teacher training. While having fun with my fellow yogi students, I obtained insights into the details of all the practices of Hatha yoga and their underlying principles. I very much appreciated the way the two parts of the training were constructed and the time provided in between to experiment with the teachings of the first part, before applying them in the second part.'



Silke Mergler, Netherlands

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017




'This yoga teacher training was very inspiring and helped me to get a deeper understanding of hatha yoga and its benefits. It also awakend my curiosity to more carefully explore yoga and the effects it has on my own body, mind and emotions, and how I can let my students experience yoga in their very personal way.'



Maria Kummer, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017




'After that teacher training program with Anna and Jürgen I definitely feel ready to teach. They shared their extensive knowledge with the whole course and were teacher, friend and advisor. Thank you!'



Felicitas Keller, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017


'The experience of the YTTC was really beyond my expectations. Not only did Anna and Juergen create a lovely and familiar atmosphere, they also shared their immense and profound knowledge with us in a way that made it easy to learn.'




Kathrin Schmoll, Munich

YTTC GRADUATE 2016 /2017




'Maha Shanti Yoga are two connected souls that live Yoga in everyday life. I stick as close to them as possible since 2007. Being part of their YTTC for me clearly was a very special gift. They share their experience of the yogic path and they share all the deep knowledge they have accumulated along the way.


Graduating from this YTTC gives you a lot - you will be able to pass on Yoga on a very profound level and in a loving and fulfilling way. But first of all you will have a tool for yourself that guides you through the challenges and pleasures of life in a truely “allround” yogic way. My thanks to Anna and Juergen for their passionate and humorous guidance.'