Yoga & Meditation in English

Hello and welcome to the English section of my website. This is a short summary of who I am and what I teach. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in English yoga and meditation classes or need some further information.

 

Inj? Exactly!

Inj * Yoga- und MeditationslehrerinInj has been my nickname for more than 20 years now, so please be free to call me by that, too!
You pronounce it just as the measuring unit inch.
The same person that gave me this nickname also introduced me to yoga – a coincidence? Anyways, this is how what belongs together comes together.

Having practiced relaxation and meditation techniques from early adolescence on and yoga since 2009, I completed my Hatha Yinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Shades of Yoga in Ubud (Bali) in 2015. They are accredited by the American Yoga Alliance, which guarantuees an internationally comparable standard. I attended the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in 2016, when I was pregnant myself, and the Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 together with my little son, both at Yogaria Triyoga Studio in Munich. By regularily participating in weekend workshops and seminars I keep refining my own practice and my teaching.

 

Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness meditation

Vinyasa is a dynamic yoga style where we flow from one yoga posture (asana) into the next, connecting movement and breath. The breath also indicates whether we are straining ourselves too little or too much. Vinyasa yoga can be both restorative and demanding, depending on the theme of the class and the level of participants.

„Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose non-judgementally in the present moment as if your life depended on it.“

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness meditation isn’t a meditation technique per se. Rather, everything that you do with your full attention in the here and the now constitutes a form of mindfulness meditation – you „only“ need to be fully present. In my classes, I teach formal exercises – like body scan or focusing on your breath – that will help you to witness your thoughts and emotions rather than being driven by them. In short, mindfulness meditation could be described as a „western translation“ of the buddhist-hindu meditation techniques. While it is free from religious or ideological references, this kind of meditation still unfolds its (also scientifically proven) beneficial effects.

 

Classes & private lessons

Currently I don’t teach any regular courses in English.

Private lessons can take many forms with regard to your individual topic, duration (starting from 45 minutes), place and the number of participants. Thus, please contact me for a specific offer. Meanwhile, here are some suggestions:

  • In an individual private lesson we can address any mental stress or physical complaint. Maybe you climb, run, dance or do another sport that poses a one-sided stress on the body – let’s find a balancing yoga sequence for you. Do you struggle with sitting regularily for meditation? We’ll look into your current approach and find something that fits your individual situation.
    Your first private lesson, where we assess your current state and needs, is free; then I’ll charge 60 € incl. travel cost (throughout Gießen).
  • Prenatal yoga: Treat yourself and your baby to a class designed specifically for happy and healthy mothers-to-be. We’ll have plenty of time to relax and connect to our babies, learn movements that ease the less pleasent side effects of pregnancy and restore your strength and inner balance. Plus: Get to meet other future moms!
  • Postnatal yoga: Time is even more precious with a little one. So save yourself the travel, get together with up to three other moms and we’ll practice in the convenience of your home. Your baby can playfully join into the exercises, play next to your mat or I’ll watch it for you – whatever suits the two of you best.

 
I offer yoga and meditation in many other smaller or bigger group settings, business yoga and classes for team events, birthday parties – you name it!