Teachers

 

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Tom Austin

6 – 9am Sunday – Friday

In 2007 a friend invited me to my first Ashtanga yoga class with Rachel Howlett in Cornwall, England. I was taught Tristhāna (breathing, posture and looking point) and was encouraged to practice 6 days per week to get the most benefits from the practice. From that moment I was hooked.

Over the next few years I was introduced to John Scott, Denise Christian and Matthew Vollmer who I continue to study with. I also travelled to Mysore, India, to practice with Sharath, completed a teacher training with John and Lucy Scott and have learnt with many other teachers along the way.

Their guidance has helped me to better understand the responsibilities of a teacher, to get a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy and a greater knowledge of the body. It’s important to me to practice and pass on their teachings in a way that respects a lineage, so that the knowledge and experiences of yoga are maintained and passed on through the generations.

I feel that the daily practice continues to give me an internal strength, which has allowed me to provide a space for others to experience the practice. Practicing and teaching daily has been one of the greatest sources of learning as a teacher and a student, as every day continues to offer new opportunities for insight.

Tom teaches his classes in English.

 

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Katharina Fengler

7 – 9am Sunday – Friday

I attended my very first yoga class in Berlin in 2001. Despite having a strong attraction towards yoga and its philosophy, I only started pursuing this path later on. After I had tried different yoga methods I committed to the Ashtanga Mysore practice in 2013.

In 2015 I started teaching my first private students, bigger groups and also completed a teacher training in Bali. Since then I have been teaching students of all kinds of backgrounds whilst continuing my studies and practicing with many established teachers. After helping set up the Mysore shala in Berlin with Tom, I started assisting his classes.

It’s the consistent daily practice and the guidance of my experienced teachers that give me stability and a rooted understanding of the practice of yoga. Both allow me to be in a position where I can share my knowledge and help others.

Katharina teaches in English and German. Katharina also offers home visits for private classes in Berlin. For more information and booking please go to her website:

privateyogaberlin.com