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Yoga for Beginners in Basel

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Date Event / Location
  • Oct 5, 2016, 08:00 -
    Nov 12, 2017, 19:00
300-Hour Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 2016/2017 in Basel
Niyama Yoga, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nov 20, 2016, 13:30 -
    Nov 20, 2016, 15:30
Yoga for Beginners / Yoga für Anfänger Workshop
Niyama Yoga, Basel, Switzerland
  • Dec 24, 2016, 18:00 -
    Jan 1, 2017, 11:00
Yoga Retreat Cambodia Christmas & New Year 2016 with Martin
Smiling Gecko, Cambodia
  • Jan 14, 2017, 13:00 -
    Jan 17, 2017, 17:00
Yin Yoga Teacher Training January 2017 with Martin Becker in Basel
Niyama Yoga, Basel, Switzerland
  • Feb 11, 2017, 13:00 -
    Feb 12, 2017, 19:00
Pranayama Teacher Training February 2017 with Martin Becker in Basel
Niyama Yoga, Basel, Switzerland
  • Apr 16, 2017, 16:00 -
    Apr 23, 2017, 11:00
Yoga Retreat Costa Rica Apr 16-23, 2017 with Martin & Vanessa
Nosara Retreat, Nosara, Costa Rica

Latest Articles


Mediation and Mantras

Book Recommendation: Meditation and Mantras

I like this book a lot because I think Swami Vishnu-Devananda gives a short and to the point yet comprehensive introduction to different styles of mediation and mantras. Lots of very practical guidelines how to build a mediation practice and how to incorporate mantras.
Yoga Mind and Body Cover

Book Recommendation: Yoga Mind and Body

During my travels in Southern India I fell in love with Sivananda Yoga – a system of yoga quite different from the Vinyasa Flow Yoga that dominates yoga studio in the West. It integrates the five principles (1) exercise (asanas), (2) breathing (pranayama), (3) relaxation, (4) diet, and (5) positive thinking (Vedanta) and meditation (dhyana) into a comprehensive approach to life. The book is a short and to the point introduction to Sivananda Yoga. It contains excellent illustrations of the key…
David Keil Functional Anatomy of Yoga Cover

Book Recommendation: Functional Anatomy of Yoga

I liked this book a lot because David has a talent to explain complex things in an understandable way. The illustrations are great and helped me to understand the key concepts of anatomy much better compared to other anatomy books I bought. Most importantly, the section on how to apply human anatomy in practicing and teaching yoga was very helpful. Click on image for more details.
David Keil Functional Anatomy of Yoga Cover

Chaturanga to Upward Facing Dog

In this part of the series we move forward from chaturanga into upward facing dog and take a look at all those compensations by the shoulders and feet! It all comes down to one simple thing. Source: Yoganatomy Sun Salutations – Part 7 – Upward Facing Dog – Yoga Anatomy
Your Brain on Yoga

Book recommendation: Your Brain on Yoga

Author Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D, assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated himself to clinical research on yoga and meditation for more than a decade. He offers scientific evidence about how yoga and meditation can change our brains, and our lives. He explains how a regular practice can reduce your heart rate and blood pressure, increase lung capacity, and help treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This book also gives some guidance on how to find the…
Handstand practice 2014-11-22

Handstand practice

Practicing handstands for me has a lot do to with focusing on the breath, being fully present, cultivating a sense of lightness and at the same time being alert and energized. It has also taught me to be patient, persistent, to accept failure and to approach my practice with a sense of kindness and playfulness instead of pushing myself towards achievement. Enjoy the journey – practice and all will come  🙂


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