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Stefan J. Haunsberger

I came to yoga when I had hit rock bottom due to having had exhausted my energetic levels, privately and professionally. Thankfully, back then I had discovered, that there were short lunchtime yoga classes offered in work twice per week. Dedicating even just this small part out of my days soon I started flourishing. After a few months I joined a yoga studio, started getting up early in the morning to kick off my day practicing with my favorite teachers. Experiencing the gain of awareness, strength and flexibility was so rewarding that I wanted to dive deeper into the practice. I pursued a 200h Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in Thailand, which so far, has been one of the most incredible experiences I have had. I quickly found out that practicing yoga in all its beauty (chanting, asana, kriyas, pranayama) in an unburdened place like on a remote island in Thailand was not so easily applied to our fast-paced and domesticated work. It took me some time, once back home to reality, to set priorities, cut some old habits and get rid of mental clutter. As of today, I am working as a software developer (aka desk dweller) and am proud to say that I have a very strong and consistent yoga practice, including but not limited to pranayama (breath work), asana, flexibility, fun stuff and kriya. I love to share all aspects of my practice and help other people grow their own protective space again, gain awareness and get to know their body better. Having taught in the capital of the Alps, Innsbruck, I am now bringing my practice to the surf capital. So, if you are ready to make a change (or are not sure yet if you are), the first step is reaching out and everything else will follow!