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.
Angelica Mackey Carnell
Angelica was born and raised as an islander off the coast of Ireland and moved to Australia at the age of 17 with her family where she finished her education. She views yoga as a way to make peace with the mind and body and to help treat real modern day anxieties that become such huge obstacles in our lives.
“I came to yoga in order to heal myself and then it just grew from there. It became my remedy. I have first hand experience of the therapeutic benefits you get from asanas. Being surrounded by such an inspiring community of vibrant people that were teaching and sharing their philosophies really made me rethink my path. I made the choice to let everything go and move to India, and now here I am working with Parimukti, something that once seemed so unobtainable has now become my life. I hope to bring you all joy, encouragement and laughter”
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.
For the past twelve years Inge has been travelling around the world, looking for a deeper understanding of both herself and her surroundings. She drastically changed the focus of her life towards learning to help herself and others, after a deeply transforming visit to Ecuador where she studied and experienced shamanistic ceremonies as part of her studies in Cultural Anthropology.
Since many years Inge has been practicing yoga and has been living in India where she spends much time with Amma, a living Guru, in the south of India. From her she learned that everything we see or do can be an expression of unconditional love – our higher self.
Inge has devoted herself to integrating different sciences for living a most healthy life, ranging from allopatic Medicine to Ayurvda (Traditional Indian Medicine). “The more I learn, the more I realise that all these techniques are reflected in everyday life & share a similar essence. For me to practice means to optimize every aspect of this experience we call life.”
During the training Inge teaches anatomy, physiology and Ayurveda.
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.
Paula is one of those people that you immediately feel comfortable around. Paula, born and bred in Ireland, studied Adventure Tourism Management but found in Yoga a life changing recipe. She discovered Yoga in Ireland, continued her studies in Spain and her journey has now led her to India, Parimukti to share and inspire others on the path of self discovery and freedom.
“I have tried and tested many exciting sports and activities so far in my life but nothing I have done has been more satisfying than practicing yoga. It balances me out mentally, physically and emotionally. It also gives me strength to face life’s daily challenges. I discovered you don’t have to climb the highest mountain or bungi jump off a plane to experience ‘Bliss’. You can get these peak emotional feelings just after meditating or doing a simple yoga class with the right intension. The blissful moments you get from peak experiences pass…, and after that moment of escapism you still have to face yourself. To find that everlasting peace it has to come from within, nothing external can make it last. This is why Yoga is so amazing, it connects you within and opens your eyes to daily life. Then every day in life becomes a daring Adventure.”
To Paula yoga is a philosophy and practice to make you grounded in your life, to make you realise what is important and appreciate all that you have. After leaving her nine to five day job she is fully committed to spreading the wonderful philosophy of Yoga so others can experience the bliss and happiness it brings to daily life.
After years of being a hobbyist yogini, Stace discovered how daily asanas and meditation enriched her mind body spirit, after taking up a more disciplined daily practice. She watched how her mind became quiet, her body became stronger and more balanced, and her spirit became more joyful, open and compassionate. A true teacher from the heart she has been a mentor throughout her career as an artist, a small business owner, and a small business consultant. She is a confident guide, steady in her direction, and warm with her words.
She believes that we are all on our own yoga journey, each student an ever changing dynamic being in search of happiness and peace, and that her role is to help students connect with themselves, to learn to honor their bodies, to encourage patience and surrender, openness and exploration without judgement, so they may reach their personal goals. Stace has a passion for sharing her knowledge and for perpetual learning. She considers yoga to be a meditation in movement, challenging, beautiful, and transformative. Therefore, she promotes a serious but lighthearted approach to the practice, which inspires sincerity and delight in the process.
Stace is currently a modern nomad, living in Italy, Morocco, India, and the United States. She gives private yoga lessons, and continues to consult for small businesses. In the future, she would like to own a B&B/ yoga studio near the beach and the mountains. The place is still to be determined, so travels continue onward.
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.