Sabina Asnani

When I first experienced Yoga as a teenager in India, the country of my origin, it felt as if I had arrived at home. My previous life lacked inner peace. Confusion and restlessness propelled me. In Yoga, I found a depth, calmness and clarity I had never experienced before. Touched by these first few hours, I have since been studying the fascinating interaction of body and mind.

My exploration led from thousands of hours of traditional Hatha Yoga practice concentrating in the inner emotional and mental impact of Yoga to more modern types of Yoga focussing on physical alignment, breathing exercises, meditation and Chi Gong.

But this did not quench my thirst. I wanted to share in depth with other people what I found inside. Transparent communication teaches me to rediscover people through intense listening over and over again. I get to know my personal perceptional filters. Authentic encounters and a rich exchange can arise.

My classes are characterised humorous atmosphere and a high presence. The exercises allow the mind to rest in an inner silence and strengthen your body while helping it to become more flexible and relaxed. Magic moments are born.

My strength is personal coaching that assists you in your uniqueness. The imprints and mechanism of your personality can be experienced differently together with your original potentials and beauty.

I teach on Monday 7pm Hatha Yoga, Tuesday 6pm Meditation, Yoga private classes and I do Life coaching and Yoga intensive workshops.

 

Biography

1995

  • First exposure to and begin of Hatha Yoga practice in Puttaparthi, India

1996

  • 
Study of educational psychology and social pedagogy, anthropology and political science at the University of Zurich

1998

  • 
Intensive phase of studying yogic scriptures in Haridwar, India
  • Familiarisation with the ideas of Karma Yoga

2001

  • 
Deepening of Hatha Yoga with focus on energy centres (Chakras) in Rishikesh, India
Started Kundalini Yoga

2003

  • 
Graduated from the University of Zurich with a licentiate thesis on “Hatha Yoga and Physic Development. A Comparison of Insights from the Field of Body Psychotherapy, Neuroscience and the Yoga System.”
  • Work as social worker catering towards young children and families

2005

  • 
Two year stay in India and Thailand with emphasis on my on Yoga and meditation practice
Certificate as Yoga teacher from the Agama Yoga School, Member of RYS, international registered Yoga Schools (I.Y.S.) in Kho Phagan, Thailand
  • Begin of regular teaching practice in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Goa, India

2006

  • 
Study of Iyangar Yoga in Rishikesh, India
  • Implementation of Yoga workshops and regular Yoga classes in Zurich and Zug

2007

  • 
Socio-cultural animator in Zurich

2009

  • 
Kundali Yoga with Reinhard Gammenthaler following the tradition of Dhirendra Brahmacharia in Bern

2010

  • 
Introduction to Kryia Yoga meditation techniques
  • 
Foundation of Yoga Spirit
  • 
Start of regular teachings of Yoga and meditation to students and staff at the Kantonschule Hohen Promenade Zurich

2011

  • 
Introduction to Tandava, Dance of Shiva, moving meditation

2012

  • 
Advanced Teachers Yoga Training with Stephen Thomas
  • 3-year Timeless Wisdom training with Thomas Hübl till 2015: Communication and evaluation techniques / transparent communication

2013

  • 
Advanced Teachers Yoga Training with Stephen Thomas
  • Education in Tao Yoga (Chi Gong)
  • Internationally certified as E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) from Yoga Alliance
  • Trainer for aspiring Yoga teachers (Yoga philosophy, meditation, Yoga on the matt and in everyday life)

2014 & 2015

  • 
Training in healing and mediumship at Anima Experience

2016

  • 
Birth of my son Surya

Present

  • 
Conduct of private coaching for individuals in everyday concerns, meditation and Yoga
  • Yoga workshops, Yoga and Meditation classes in Zurich
  • Yoga holidays and intense Yoga workshops in the Swiss Alps and in India
  • Yoga courses at companies such as IBM and Sensirion
  • Yoga classes for students and staff at schools such as the Hohen Promenade Highschool
  • Trainer for aspiring Yoga teachers

Private practice of meditation, Pranayama, Hatha Yoga and Chi Gong. Continuous further education in the field of awareness training and transparent communication.

I would like to thank the following people, who have inspired and influenced me through their teachings and life: Amma, Natalie Delay, Mooji, Candice o Denver, Stephen Thomas, Swami Shankaranda Giri, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, Thomas Hübl, Lisa Maria Meierhofer.

Because of my roots in both the Indian and the western culture exciting dialogues frequently emerge. As an example, I work as an interpreter between European Yoga students and Indian yogis in Rishikesh. This cultural exchange is a major part of my work. I’m happy to answer any inquiries about projects and ideas where my roots in two cultures can be of help.