Unconditional love and connecting to each other is what characterises Alisia. Alisia was born in Russia and has been exploring awareness through movement. She has been dancing since the age of 6 and teaching since the age of 15. Coming across yoga and meditation she committed herself to integrating this into her life. During the training Alisia will give every student a Thai Yoga Massage.
She has been studying yoga, meditation, dance, and massage for more than 15 years now and has lived and worked in many countries like China, Turkey and different countries in Europe. She has been living in India for 7 years now and lived in ashrams in India 1,5 years.
Amrit Pal Singh (Gurumukh)
Gurumukh is one of our beloved guest teachers. His personality and deep personal experience make his philosophy classes deeply inspiring and enlightening. Having spend his life studying and practicing Yoga enables him to understand how to convey the vast philosophies in such way that they are helpful for any serious student. Above all he is an inspiring personality, spreading positivity with his infectious smile and laughter.
Gurumukh has been studying and practicing Yoga from childhood; he stayed in a monastery for twelve years from the age of seven. He has gained profound wisdom and experience since then and believes it is duty to share this with others.
Manfred Suppan (Mandi)
Mandi believes in Yoga and meditation as an instrument of a healthy life-style and an art to balance and yoke the body and the mind. As one of our main teachers, during the training he teaches asana (Asthanga Vinyasa and Hatha), meditation and alignment classes.
Born in Austria he has always had a deep interest in how to attain a very healthy lifestyle and train his body and mind in the most beneficial way. He found Yoga is the best way for him and now helps people applying yoga and meditation in their daily lives so that they can attain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Since his early twenties he has been travelling throughout India to study with different schools and teachers to learn and develop further.
Shekhar Raturi truly integrates all aspects of Yoga in his life. Humbly, honestly and authentically is how he approaches the practice and study of Yoga. Not rushing and pushing into any belief, asana or pranayama practice but step by step to get a good and firm foundation so that our physical, emotional and mental bodies are properly prepared.
During the trainings Shekhar teaches kriyas, asanas and pranayama. His challenging asana classes are in the Traditional Hatha Yoga style and smartly sequenced to help you slowly and safely opening and strengthening your body. In this way we can practice advanced postures without hurting or getting any injuries, which are unfortunately not uncommon amongst yoga practitioners and teachers alike. Continuos practise with full dedication and devotion surely takes us wherever we want to be – that is his personal experience.
Shekhar has been practicing Traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since many years now, studying with several teachers and at different ashrams around India. He finds joy in travelling and sharing his knowledge and experience with honest practitioners, which has so far brought him to China (2 months), Thailand (2 years) and various places in India.
Growing up in New York, and completing her studies of Psychology in Israel, Mushky began her travels through India, where she discovered the practice of Yoga. She was immediately hooked, and immersed herself in the practice and lifestyle, studying different styles of Yoga under many international teachers. Mushky sees in Yoga a path to an honest and meaningful way of living and is passionate about sharing this with others.
After teaching private classes in New York, Mushky now combines her love for yoga teaching with her love for travel. She is enthusiastic to join with Parimukti, where she teaches meditation, asana, and teaching methodology.
Merel is the founder of Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center aiming to spread the beauty and benefits of yoga with whomever is open and motivated to learn, and not afraid to honestly reflect at oneself. For Merel, Yoga is awareness, both on the mat and in everyday life. Classes and teachings serve as an inspiration when stepping into daily life. Realizing that everyone starts with a different background and expectation she combines different practices to make them accessible and beneficial to all. Moreover Merel has personally experienced that integration of different practices such as pranayama, asana, and meditation can deeply heal the physical and mental body, which will ultimately make daily life more simple and beautiful.
Merel is known for her open mind and perceptiveness to the varying needs of different students. Always being aware of where any individual student is, she adjusts the teachings smartly; turning the teaching into an art. The foundation of anything she does is trust, reliability and authenticity. Her teachings are inspired by different schools and teachers but always blend with her own authentic personality and her own experience, understanding and wisdom. According to Merel this is what makes a true teacher: authenticity. Being authentic is the key to inspire others.
In the teacher trainings Merel will guide you in the process of finding your authentic teaching style to being able to beautifully inspire others. Since 10 years Merel has been studying Yoga and has been inspired by both ancient and contemporary teachers. Besides Yoga she has been studying Buddhism and uses the teaching and practices of both philosophies throughout her own life. Merel has a degree in Medicine and International Public Health, and after an international career in the health care sector she has given herself the freedom to dedicate her life to the philosophy and practice of yoga and meditation. After some years of teaching in her hometown Amsterdam she now resides in India.