Helga

Helga Baumgartner    

 

Looking back I would say may conscious way as a Yogini stared  aged 14, when I decided to stop eating meat and started practicing relaxation through self-hypnosis. I had always been fascinated by movement and sports, but more as a tool to exhaust my energies, as I could not sit still for one minute. I still remember coming home from my first Yoga class, aged 20, and how I surprisingly could sleep without a restless legs syndrom for the first time in years.That has been almost 15 years ago now, and it was the beginning of a never-ending love story and a very dedicated and investigative Yoga practise.

 

Years later, after my architecture  & urbanism diploma, I discovered Vinyasa & Ashtanga Yoga and completed a Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in Mandiram Barcelona (YA 200).

The 5 years in Barcelona were the most transformative for me, where I met important teachers who are now best friends, and ways of practicing Yoga that brought me even closer to what I had been looking for. I got to know Yin Yoga via my good friend & first Yin teacher Jose de Groot, and I started practicing Vipassana Meditation, both inseparable from my daily life ever since.

Since then I continued to study Yoga, Meditation and Vedanta intensively in Europe, the US and India.

When I left Barcelona to come back to Germany after 5 years, I found that Yin Yoga was totally undiscovered here! So I had to help myself and take my own first Yin Yoga TT with Paul & Suzee Grilley in California. I continued to teaching and studying with Paul & Suzee Grilley ever since, and I am happy to be completing the 5th level of Yin Yoga teacher training this summer of 2014 (YA 500) .

Whenever I could, I studied Yin Yoga with other well known teachers in the last 5 years, as so Sarah Powers, Biff Mitthoefer, Bernie Clarks, Josh Summers, Jose de Groot and Joe Barnett.

 

I am teaching Yang Yoga , what means dynamic Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga, which is physically, mentally and emotionally calming as well as revitalizing . This pair of opposites represents t