my name is Adam and I am the
founder of The Yoga Studio, and one of the teachers.
is an Anusara-Inspired teacher and RYT 500 and teaches at venues in
the United States, Asia and Europe. In addition, Sara is co-director
of a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training course in Chiang
Mai witih her partner, Jonas Westring.
writes: Sawadi ka! My name is Loren, and I am excited to be a new addition
to the Yoga Studio staff in Chiang Mai where I have lived for over 2
years. My passion for yoga led me to want to deepen my practice, so
I took the 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training in Bali under the
auspices of Yoga Arts of Australia. There I studied with several great
teachers, most especially pranayama and meditation with Emil Wendel
whose wisdom and teachings gave me a greater appreciation of the ultimate
manajetua of mind, breath, and body.
When not on the mat, I can be found grooving with my band, the Funkin' Donuts, around Chiang Mai.
Jonas Westring, PT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed physiotherapist in his native Sweden and in the USA who began his yoga studies in 1981 at the Scandinavian Yoga & Meditation School (branch of Bihar school of Yoga). Currently a teacher of the Anusara Yoga system, Jonas has studied closely with John Friend since 1999. Other main influences include Ashtanga-viniyasa, Viniyoga, Kripalu and Iyengar yoga. A former core faculty member for Integrative Yoga Therapy and other training programs, Jonas now teaches at venues worldwide. With one foot rooted in the timeless teachings of yoga and the other in clinical environments, his teaching transmits the essence of yoga through clarity, precision, mindfulness and joy. For more information, visit www.shantaya.org
?My spiritual journey started in 1989 when I first met the Dalai Lama and for a period of 6 years I had the privilege to study Buddhist philosophy and be taught meditation by renowned Tibetan Lamas in Dharamsala, India.
I came back to Yoga in 1999 through an intensive private teacher training in Varanasi , India, which inspired me to a regular daily practice. This was deepened by spending several months in the Sivananda Yoga ashrams at Neyyar Dam, Kerala, and Uttarkashi , where I undertook a second teacher training. I have also had extended periods of study and practice with highly experienced Iyengar teachers (both in Switzerland and in India) which opened me to a new dimension and understanding of Yoga for which I am very grateful.
My training in Thai massage in 1999 in Chiang Mai and the regular practice of it are very valuable and supportive skills in my teaching of yoga, providing a subtle sensitivity and understanding of each student's unique anatomy .
The Yoga I teach and am developing is a synthesis of Sivananda and Iyengar techniques. It allows the student to maintain a meditative and relaxed spirit while focusing on precision and alignment.
Yoga is my passion and I hope I will have the chance to share it with you.?
Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying Sanskrit and Indian Dharma on the Subcontinent, as well as Chinese Philosophy and Taoism in East Asia.
Emil advocates and teaches Hatha-Kundalini Yoga, a method of merging asanas, pranayama and dhyana to develop and deepen a yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience. The techniques used in his workshops are greatly inspired by his main teacher, friend and spiritual guide, Clive Sheridan.
The many years of residency in Nepal and India have allowed Emil an exceptional insight into the depth of Indian civilization and its underlying philosophical current. Apart from being conversant with some of the modern Asian languages, he has been involved with Sanskrit studies for more than 15 years. One of his major teachers was the late Professor Saraswati Prasad Ghimire. The affiliation with him and other pandits covered research in Hindu and Buddhist literature, philosophy and ritual, in their original context.
Emil?s pranayama and his instructions in kriya-yoga are essentially following the tradition and methodology of the Bihar School of Yoga, distilled through years of self-practice and experimentation.
The study of a variety of ashram traditions and treasured time with sadhus and living Buddhist masters have brought a strong appreciation of the subjects of mantras and mudras, as well as other methods of pratyahara (sense-withdrawal) and dharana (concentration), the ancient yogic tools which may, over time, bring about that delightful state of true meditation (dhyana).
An asana practice was developing along the way: his first teachers were Live Arts (Iyengar), Danny Paradise and Rolf Naujokat (Ashtanga), Clive Sheridan (Hatha-Kundalini), and Louisa Sear (Vinyasas).
He is presently conducting courses for teacher training programs of Yoga Arts of Australia and Purple Valley of India in pranayama, guided meditation and yoga philosophy, the latter a series of lectures encompassing the known history, the different disciplines and traditions, and the personalities and masters of Yoga.
When not in Nepal and India practicing, teaching,
and researching, Emil is conducting his own workshops and retreats in
Europe, as well as in Bali, Singapore, Australia and Japan.
Wade Imre Morissette
has been practicing and teaching yoga for 12 years. In India, Wade studied
the styles of Ashtanga?Vinyasa under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore.
At the Osho ashram in Pune, Wade studied zazen, active, movement and
sound meditations. He has completed an Iyengar teacher training at the
Omkarananda Ganga Sadan in Rishikesh and is currently studying with
T.K.V Desikachar in the teachings of Krishnamacharya or commonly known
in the west as Viniyoga. He also studies Vedic Chanting yearly at the
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Other formal trainings include a completion
of the Classical Ashtanga teacher training at the Mount Madonna Centre,
California under Baba Hari Das. He has also studied in the Anusara tradition
with John Friend across Canada.
Rama S. Khalsa is from the USA, and was raised from age 3 under the teachings of one of the great modern masters of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan. He practiced from a young age and spent his high school years in India studying and practicing Yoga and Meditation. He is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, a certified teacher of Ashtanga Yoga by David Swenson and is also certified to teach Bikram's Hot Yoga. His life time has been dedicated to the study and practice of spiritual development. He has been teaching throughout the USA for 20 years. For more info contact Rama at: email@example.com
Elsner has studied and practiced the eight limbs of
Astanga Yoga for 31 years. He has trained with world-class teachers
in India and throughout the world. His emphasis in his personal practice
for the past 10 years has been Astanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Sri
Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. He has taught extensively in India,
the USA and Europe for 21 years. He makes his home in Delray Beach,