Andrea Padmavati Panzer
Andrea Padmavati Panzer

in the Tradition of Students of Sri T. Krishnamacharya

  • BKS IYENGAR-YOGA:  My first   2 years YOGA-TEACHER TRAINING in 1998 was  BKS IYENGAR orientated -
    thanks to
    Mikel Forbes
  • ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA / thanks to SHARATH JOIS, MYSORE, I am authorized level 2,  by  SHARATH.
    I LOVE THE FLOW! Seems outside - nourishes inside!
    Special thanks to ROLF NAUJOCAT, my first Ashtanga Yoga teacher for over 7 years and to SHARATH, guiding my practice in Mysore over a period of 8 years (2006-2014)

  • VINI-YOGA - I followed a half year intensive training with  SRI RAM (early student of T. DESIKACHAR, son of Sri T. Krishnamacharya). Clarity and inspiration for my further yogaway!

    the youngest son of 
    Sri T. Krishnamacharya.

    Sri Sribhashyam left his body 12th Nov. 2017.
    rom 2008 onwards, I regularly visited the seminars Sri Sribhashyam shared in Germany twice a year. I followed the week in Wells which was kindly organized by Stephen Brandon. 
    INSPIRATION and DEPTH pure!   "The Inner Way"!
    Nowhere else I ever felt and heard the transmission of such a deep knowledge, which anchored in our hearts!
    So grateful from my heart, to join his teachings!

    Los Angeles 2015 (200hr Yoga Alliance) 

     & Core Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Mai 2015, London
    S. Ramaswami studied over a period of 30 years with
    Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Lots of insights and systematic approach of asana & pranayama.

THANKS TO ALL THE YOGA-TEACHERS on my way which are not mentioned - you are all in my heart!
... not to forget - "the 20 years BEFORE YOGA, where I shared Tai Chi Chuan" after 7 years studies with TAI CHI & QI GONG MASTER P. Liong Tjoa

MY YOGA-BIO (see this text in german)
I was born in 1959. The sun was in the Scorpio and Ascendant Sagittarius.
Postures in the lotus seat were my favorites from childhood on. At the age of 12 I gave a yoga demonstration at a school party. It was a flow of postures in the lotus that I invented myself. The Padmasana variations began in Samasthiti and were connected by flowing transitions like chakrasana or walking in Gorakshasana. I had never heard of yoga. However, I was fascinated by the images of yogis and babas with dreadlocks that I found in the "City of God" of my mother's Catholic newspaper. Today this flow, created out of pure joy, reminds me of the flow in Ashtanga Yoga, which I got to know only at the age of 40.

Severe spinal problems at the age of 15 and the book "Zen and the Art of Archery" led me to my Tai Chi teacher Ping Liong Tjoa, who gave me 7 years of intensive lessons. 1982 - 2005,
I taught these healing Chinese energy exercises. Due to another physical challenge I started to practice yoga in 1992 and in autumn 1999 I completed the 2 year training of Mikel Forbes, which was based on Iyengar Yoga.

I went on a yoga trip to India to get to know yoga in its country of origin. In Mysore I saw the Ashtanga Flow for the first time in the old Shala. I decided to first learn the first and second series and then return to Mysore.
So I met my Ashtanga Yoga teacher Rolf Naujokat in Goa, one of the few teachers, certified by Pattabhi Jois.
With Lino Miele I finished the Second Series in Kovalam / India in 2006. In these years I have deepened my Ashtanga training with other Ashtanga Yoga teachers, including
David Swenson, Nancy Gilgoff and Andrew Eppler.

In winter 2006 I returned to Mysore for my further Ashtanga training and was thankful to be allowed to practice in Sharaths small Shala for almost 3 months. Since then I could deepen my Ashtanga training at the source every winter in Mysore and I continued until 2014.

In 2005 I took part in an intensive six-month training of Sri Ram, a direct student of T.K.V.Desikachar. There I received valuable insights  into the yoga that Krishnamacharya taught to his son Sri T.K.V.Desikachar, which is adapted to the needs and abilities of the individual and passed on traditionally in individual classes. (Also known as Vini Yoga = appropriate procedure)

Many further yoga trainings and especially my own daily practice helped me to deepen my spiritual understanding of yoga.

In 2011, after 5 years of 2 to 3 months of annual yoga practice in Mysore / India, I was authorized by R. Sharath Jois, grandson of Pattabhi Jois, to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the Mysore tradition (2014 / authorized level 2).
Up to today (2019) I enjoy this wonderful, incomparable Vinyasa yoga practice!

For me the annual meetings with Sri Sribhashyam, the youngest son of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, until he left his body in 2017, where the  most touching and fulfilling.
Here all paths lead together: Asanas with conscious energy control, pranayama, meditation and spirituality.

My concern in relation to my yoga classes is, as far as I am able today, to convey the unity of the yoga of Sri Krishnamacharya. Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga according to BKS Iyengar and Vini Yoga are different aspects of Yoga, each of which has its own specific significance.

 I love the flow of Ashtanga Yoga. Carried by the deep breath to feel my body and at the same time to focus myself inside and outside. To purify and balance physically, emotionally and mentally.  I love the exactness of BKS Iyengars Yoga, which is felt in every cell. And experience the subtle aspects of Yoga through Pranayama, Asana and Dharana as Sri Sribhasyam teaches it.

My daily practice is connected with the seeking to dive deeper and deeper, into the spiritual mystery of yoga - in the mystery of life!
May all beings be guided by the Spiritual Light through LOVE & Wisdom!
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantuh!


NEXT DATES (you may book 1-3 weeks)

13. - 19. 10. | 20. - 26.10. |

17. - 23. 11. | 24. - 30. 11. | NEW YEARs EVE:
22. - 28. 12. | 29.12. - 4. 1. | 5. - 11. 2020 |

9. - 15. 2. | 16. - 22.2.2020 |  EASTER:

5. -11.4. | 12.4. - 18.4. 2020 |


with ANDREA PANZER (auth. level 2 by Sharath Jois) & GOVINDA SCHLEGEL (indian classical music)

 !All levels welcome!

workshop speech is english + deutsch + español

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4 weeks - 200h

* in englisch + poco de espanol depending on participants)
german Ashtanga Teacher Training in Oct 2020)

This Yoga-Training is offered for

  • Ashtanga Yogi/ni/s who want to deepen their practice, as well as
  • Yoga-Teachers who want to start with Ashtanga Yoga
  • For those who want to teach Ashtanga or Yoga in the Krishnamachaarya Tradition, it  provides an intensive practice, important tools, training and reflection, to be able to start, and realize their vision.
  • Yoga- & Ashtanga Yogateachers will gain a new insight & experience through learning the Ashtanga Series indepth focusing on breath & energy flow, alignment & Hands On. We include the method of Vinyasa Krama as a reference  - also BKS Iyengar Yoga and Vini Yoga methods. You will gain insight in Yoga-Philosophy, as an "up to date" spiritual guide  and we will focus intensively on Pranayama as a tool to dive deep into Meditation.

*  1. - 28. MARCH  2020
(in english)

*  OCT. 2020 in Casa el Morisco (in german -
date will be confirmed at mid Nov. 2019)

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Here you may order the wonderful indian RAGAS, played by GOVINDA SCHLEGEL -
"Ashtanga meets Raga" - indian classical music for your Yoga-Practice - as CD via AMAZON:

Ashtanga meets Raga / Morning Session

Mystical Ragas in the n ight / Evening Session


Please contact Mel Kunze: