Krishna Kumar Krishnan Yogamunīśvaradāsa grew up in a yogic family from South India. At the age of 7, he was initiated into spirituality and haṭhayoga sādhana by his father, ācārya y.m.ī.d. Krishnan Ramasamy, who was a priest, astrologer and siddhayogi in a Tamil saiva siddhānta tradition. At the age of 25, he pursued his higher studies in Aerospace Engineering in Munich, Germany and worked as a scientific researcher in Madrid, Copenhagen and Berlin. His experience of Western lifestyles reinforced his belief in the importance of yoga and mindfulness training for a balanced, healthy and sustainable life in the modern world, and he began exploring applying yogic philosophy as a holistic approach to life. He combines the essence of siddhayoga knowledge from his father with kuṇḍalinīyoga, from yogācārya Paranjothi Subramaniam, with the addition of mindfulness, awareness and meditation techniques from Tibetan master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. He also studied for 4 years at Yoga Akademie Berlin under the guidance of yogācārya Ananda Leone and became a registered member of the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden Deutschland (BDY) and the European Yoga Union (EYU). His yoga path has brought him to the realisation that different yoga practices suit different people and he explores his own yoga practice with acceptance, curiosity and joy. He is known for his sense of humour and dynamic teaching style, and his ability to present the ancient wisdom of saiva siddhānta in a fresh and accessible way.
Śivaśakti yoga – en
Shiva Shakti Yoga is an energetic approach to yoga that inspires the practitioner to experience the fullness of life in all its diversity, and to create a balance between stability and mobility, firmness and openness, peacefulness and joyousness. In the tantric tradition śiva and śakti represent the polarities of the divine in the universe, in nature and in us. In Shiva Shakti Yoga, these opposites embrace each other and merge consciously. The qualities of Shiva are centering, grounding, muscular and rational, meanwhile Shakti are expansive, growing, organic, intuitive. Every lesson has an integrated theme that fuses with dynamic vinyāsa sequences accompanied by clear alignment principles, different āsanas and prāṇāyāmas , including meditation and relaxation techniques as part of aṣṭāṅga-sādhana, the eight parts of systematic ancient yoga practice.
Hatha Yoga of Rishiculture – en
Hatha Yoga of Rishiculture is a branch of the Gitananda Tradition and Southern Tantric Lineage. It is an energetic approach to yoga that inspires the practitioner to experience the fullness of life in all its diversity, to create a balance between stability & mobility, firmness & openness, peacefulness & joyousness. In the tantric tradition “HA” and “THA” represent the opposite polarities of the divine in the universe, in nature, and in us. In Hatha Yoga practice, these qualities embrace each other and merge consciously. The qualities of “HA” are centering, grounding, muscular and rational, meanwhile “THA” are expansive, growing, organic, and intuitive. Every lesson has an integrated theme that fuses with dynamic vinyāsa sequences accompanied by clear alignment principles, different āsanas, and prāṇāyāmas, including meditation and relaxation techniques. The structure of every lesson is based on the Saiva Siddhānta tantric tradition, the ancient yogic practice from South India called Pañca-Kośa Sādhana, the practice of harmonising the existence of five sheaths.
Tue 11.15-12.30/ en/ hatha yoga/ all levels/ Gelber Raum & online
Thu 12.15-13.30/ en/ hatha yoga/ all levels/ Studio Sonne & online
Sun 14.00-15.15/ en/ hatha yoga/ all levels/ Studio Sonne & online