Mavie Yoga – that is me

Mavie Yoga = mavie = my life = Yoga. A simple way to introduce myself.

I practice Ashtanga Yoga – my own practice changed a lot over the years. Since I teach I got even more understanding about this Universal Yoga system – from that I changed also my style of teaching over the years.

I am a dedicated student of Asana Alignments and there are many books about how a proper Asana should look like. It is very usefull to know everything about the Asanas the Vinyasa System but beside of that there are much more a teacher has to know.

I have to say that my main focus is on the Breath and how to bring the attention inwards.

„Find the point of stillness in your body, than healing will come automatically and spontaneously“

The breath brings you to the stillpoint – I think there is no other way. If you cannot focus on your breath you will not find the Essence of the Yoga Practice. A deep way to breath makes your mind calm, is your mind calm and silent your muscles can relax and a relaxation of your muscles and your nerve system has a positive effect of your whole body awareness. A proper breathing technique can release emotions and blocks from your body   – everything that makes you stiff at the end and gives you a feeling of heaviness and stiffness.

My teaching is influenced by my own Yoga practice, my knowledge about the Ashtanga Vinyasa System, the part the breath has in the Yoga practice and the holistic knowledge I got and still get through my Cranial Sacral Work with the ability to sense peoples energy body.

„Adjusting people is never about to bring a body in a better or deeper position it is about giving the person a save feeling in an environment where the whole human system (body – mind) can release what comes up and is ready to leave. A soft touch from a person a teacher in a gently and warm way can heal parts of the body mind system very quickly“.


For me the most important thing in my life as a Yoga practitioner is to have a daily practice, which can also be sometimes only sitting in silence and observing the breath, and to know to have a teacher who act exactly in that way I described. Such a person can guide you through your life and also through a led class J . The real challenge is to find such a teacher who fits.

The every day challenge of an Ashtangi!

Following the path consequently – that is what I am doing. No matter whether I am alone or in company, how I feel, how  the circumstances are I am surrounded with. What I have learned is that daily yoga practice is necessary for me to understand life and myself better. Sometimes life gives us additional but unexpected issues. This happened to me a week ago. It was very much interesting to observe all the intensive feelings which came up. When I am in pain I only want to escape from this torture at once. I was asking for help, I wanted that somebody stops this nightmare. The quicker I realized that I am the only one who can do healing work for myself and since I started, the better I felt. Not only because pain slowly was gone, I felt better, cause I realized that I was doing successful healing work for my body too. I am used to do healing work with other people as I am a practitioner in Cranio Sacrale treatments. Faith and trust in myself and in my abilities came back and at the same time I felt that my sensations have become much more sensitive than before . During this week I did not stop practicing. I did and I do what I can do and in a completely focused and deep connected way with my inner world and the sound of the breath. Only today I was a bit irritated by a little Gecko which wanted to share my mat with me. But tomorrow is another try and another day… and I guess it will be again a bit better than the day before. I think I got the lesson of this chapter and I can follow the path with full attention but not knowing what comes next.