Accademia internazionale dello Yoga & della Meditazione


About this Teacher training:

Hatha Yoga

With Hatha Yoga you learn the most well-known and spread style of yoga in the Western culture. The term finds its origin in the Sanskrit language. `Ha´, meaning the sun, and `tha´ meaning moon. The practice unites the active (yang) and receptive qualities to gain equilibrium between body, mind and soul. Physical alignment and breath control can be seen as a prerequisite for meditation. The ultimate goal of all yoga is liberation. You will learn a broad variety of postures and breathing techniques in this teacher training as well as cleansing methods for the body.

And of course you get a good background of what it is all about with yoga. Theory and practice are in balance so are body and mind!

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a so-called cold form of yoga because the postures are not primarily targeting the muscles (as in yang style). It is a slower-paced, more meditative version of yoga, the postures are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or even longer) to target the connective tissues (such as the ligaments, tendons, fascia). The time allows gravity to deepen the practice as it deepens the stretch and addresses thus the deeper structures in the body (e.g. fascia, connective tissues). Staying in the posture for quite some time allows the mind to slow down and opens the space for meditation. This can be a real challenge and cannot be underestimated!

Sonja Elfers 

Sonja is an economist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Energy and Spiritual Consultant. She also organizes seminars in different countries.

In 2013 she and her partner Marten opened their beautiful old Italian house to guests that seek peace, self-growth and to share their love for Yoga.

Sonja about herself: "Looking for more sense and joy in life I discovered Kundalini yoga about 15 years ago. Right from the beginning I knew yoga would play an important role in my life. Practicing Yoga and Meditation have become a vital part of my daily routine and it helps me to concentrate and to face challenges better. I love to share this love for Yoga with you."

Hari Anand about his co-trainer: “her quality is teaching the Divine like I have only seen a few others can do …”

Hari Anand

"You can ignite in others only the fire that burns in yourself" (Augustinus) ..

Hari Anand practices Yoga since 25 years and teaches it since 12 years. And although his time is mainly occupied by teaching in his international Yoga-Alliance accredited Yoga Center in Gran Canarias, he is determined to continue his research on different Yoga-Styles all over the world and always finding time to experience different cultures. Especially Italy is “on his list” since several years and when he heard about the possibility for a Co-Operation in summer 2019, he immediately said Yes!

Hari Anand about himself:

I am an Inside and outside multi traveler, happiness researcher, change maker, 1000 new ways finder, humanator, hypnotherapist, lazy yogi and a pragmatic Yoga Teacher from the bottom of the heart. He studied Western and Eastern Medicine. Speaker, writer and course director of PranaPure School.