Susanna is the main teacher of the shala and has been teaching in Copenhagen since we opened in 2000. She is teaching the mysore classes and gives occasionally special classes with topics for the students to deepen their understanding of Ashtanga yoga.
Susanna started to practise in 1993 and already in 1995 she went to Mysore for the first time to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois coming back in 1996 .She has since 2003 returned to Mysore to Guruji and Sharath every year. In 2004 she received her authorisation to teach. In July 2009 she completed the first “Special Training Course” with Sharath in Mysore for already authorised teachers receiving Level 2 to teach the full intermediate series.
Guruji and his family came to Copenhagen in August 2006 where Susanna was hosting them and for Sharath and his workshops in August 2009 , September 2011 and next time in August 2013 with Astanga Yoga Copenhagen.
During her trips in Mysore she took several classes in chanting , YogaSutra, Bhagavad Ghita and the first encounter with Sanskrit with Lakshimish Bhatt, the family priest of the Jois family , who has also a degree in Sanskrit and introduces the indian tradition to the westerners at the KPJ shala. From 2009 she also has studied the Yogasutra, Bhagavad Ghita with Dr Jayashree and Prof. Narasimhan, great scholars living also in Mysore, deepening the philosophy behind the yoga and the beauty of chanting. Dr Jayashree and Prof. Narasimhan were invited by Susanna at the Copenhagen shala to give workshops in 2009 and 2012.
In the beginning of 2011 she hosted a course on the Yogasutra at the Copenhagen shala with Prof. Ken Zysk then becoming more curious about the language of the indian wisdom, she enrolled in Sanskrit at the University of Copenhagen in September 2011. She continues to deepen her study of Sanskrit .
In 2011 she met Eddie and Jocelyne Stern, practicing with them in Lisbon and again in Helsinki with Eddie inviting him to Copenhagen where he gave a workshop in the shala december 2012.
“I am thankful to all dear friends, colleagues, teachers and students I have met and continue meeting on the path of Yoga . I thank Elisa, Massimo, Maria, Juha, Elena, Tina,Gabriele, Monica, Lino, Rossana, Petri, Sara, Fernando, Mark and soon Hanne for inspiration.
Programma di massima
Venerdi 6 giugno 17 - 19 circa Prima Serie guidata con il conteggio del vinyasa inspirato da R.Sharath Jois. Piccole differenze nel conteggio del vinyasa non cambiano l'essenza della prima serie ma aiutano lo studente a praticare con una maggiore concentrazione, attenzione e apertura mentale . Partecipare ad una classe guidata e' sempre un 'ottima possibilita' per incrementare la propria forza fisica e lavorare sulla pazienza :-)
Sabato 7 giugno 9-11 Mysore-Style In questa classe lo studente e' aiutato individualmente con aggiustamenti, suggerimenti fisisci e/o verbali mirati ad approfondire i benefici della propria pratica.
14-16 Introduzione al chanting di alcuni mantra della pace (Shanti Mantra) e semplice Pranayama . Ashtanga Yoga e vita quotidiana. Tristhana , Kriya Yoga sono elementi fondamentali per integrare la pratica delle asana con altri aspetti dello Yoga e per trovare nella vita quotidiana un maggior benessere fisico e serenita' mentale . Domande, osservazioni e commenti sulla pratica sono benvenuti :-)
Domenica 8 giugno 9-11 Mysore style 11:30 Chiusura con Mangala mantra