Alexandra was born in Germany and moved to Ireland for 14 years where she owned a studio and massage clinic. In her 20s she picked up yoga due to her critical health. In her 30s she got introduced to Ayurveda and its common health practices. After her first teacher certification (2002) she deepened her studies with Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) and his wife Emma Balnaves through the Shadow Yoga practice. In 2009 she completed her Shadow Yoga Teacher training and is a dedicated teacher.
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Shadow Yoga – short for ‘Hatha Yoga in Shadow Style’ – was founded by Shandor Remete.
It is a unique style, that has taken into account the western lifestyle, while at the same time staying true to traditional hatha yoga texts. The structural approach brings clarity and empowers the student to establish self trust, intuition, and a home practice.
Shadow Yoga derives from the thought that the sun and the moon (hatha yoga) create shadow when coming into contact with an object. Therefore the appearance of this body is nothing but layers of frozen shadows. In the Siva Svarodaya there is a chapter entitled: Yoga of the Shadow Man. It describes how to observe one’s own shadows and recognise the symptoms. Hence the name Shadow yoga.
The practice consists of warm-ups, prelude and a finishing sequence. Movements are synchronised with (ujayi) breathing. Classic asanas are introduced once the practitioner has shown some understanding of the basic principles.