How I Teach
I strive to make Kundalini Yoga an accessible, fun, and transformative experience. I share these teachings with a lot of enthusiasm in a non-dogmatic way.
My classes aim to help you connect to these qualities:
Spiritual & Fun
Strong & Tender
Witnessing & Immersed
Surrendering & Inquisitive
Here’s the philosophy that guides me when I teach, interact with students, and when I practice on my own. I jokingly call this my Kundalini Punk Manifesto…
I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga. I see it as a wonderful transformative exploration of movement of the body, the mind, and the heart. Practicing together makes this even more magical.
I teach what I relate to. What I practice and have experienced. What I can transmit with enthusiasm and authenticity with my own words.
I set aside what I don’t relate to for now, and I’m ready to reassess that at some point later.
I aim to demystify teachers and teachings. I support students in being empowered and connecting to their inner teacher and inner truth.
Teachings are for ever evolving human creations. They are not pure and they are not immutable.
Teacher are tools to be used by the students. They are not all knowing and they are not perfect.
I’m open to other traditions and teachers, but I don’t mix everything up.
I keep my ego and agenda in check and I am mindful of what I bring to the practice.
I believe that asking questions is absolutely crucial: why? how? what if?… And it is ok to sometimes not have any answers.
I strive to question power structures: teacher-student relationship, mystifications, shady scientific explanations, highly normative and restrictive views of the world.
I treat all of my students equally and do not push any roles or expectations onto them. I acknowledge that every student is different, in their body, their mind, and their own practice.
I embrace the experience of otherness as a means of awakening and liberation.
I create a space where every student can hopefully feel safe and supported.
I stay aware of the blurry and tricky line between genuine interest and cultural appropriation.
I remind my students to stay curious, playful, and kind. I invite them to practice with dedication, to practice with care, to practice self-care.
My classes are open to everybody regardless of their perceived level, flexibility or strength.
I welcome feedback from my students and my peers as opportunities for growth.
My practice is mindful, spiritual, loving, energetic, and fun.
Last update: 01.03.2020