Stefan blends hot Barkan Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa systems through the meditative inspiration of Vipassana. He has been teaching classes since 2013, but aspiring to yoga for life, and began practicing asana first in 2007.
Strong smooth moves are developed effortlessly with awareness in the pinnacle & phase of the breath.
Slow purposeful transitions at the point of inspiration and exhalation facilitate a deeply meditative state in his practice.
Looking at balance as a means to deeper concentration and understanding the wider conscious reactions.
Stefan will take your body into new ways of accessing asana with these approaches to respiration and deep anatomical emphasis.
Though he finds the spiritual aspect of yoga personally inviting, he believes you don't have to outwardly present any of this to have a deep experience, because we are all experiencing something close to divine which is the miracle of life. Therefore his classes focus on the asana, breath and mind, occasionally dashed with spiritual references as more instructional guidance than philosophic advice.
He introduces new poses through strategic sequencing, and there's always another variation perfect for your state. He can teach beginners and advanced students.
“gratitude over pride”
“contentment over satisfaction”
“love over desire”
"transformation is measured by direct experience of the inward journey"
"through practice we observe external changes
then with enthusiasm and sincerity
a deep shift in perspective"
"shift is always actually happening
with consistent practice
it is realised"
currently exPloring in the practice
"Right now I'm being inspired by minute details of breath & bandha control in the regularity of Ashtanga Vinyasa."
Yoga is essentially a form of stress reduction by building awareness. Even on a very slight scale, if we are not keeping aware we can be moving towards the sympathetic nervous system making our decisions for us.
It amazes me that ancient yogis and meditators were able to engineer the workings of the mind with their techniques. We are lucky to be able to have these in our lives and keep control of our wellbeing.
Science is uncovering amazing things about mindfulness practices reducing the ageing process, and even reengineering DNA! It's no wonder large corporations are now turing to wellness programs to benefit their employees.
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured