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ELKE BAYER - ADVENTUROUS HEART YOGA

I believe that yoga can help anyone find the personal path that leads to more happiness and well-being. We get to our core, feel what really defines us and experience inner peace and joy through practice. The body is a wonderful vehicle to get to know us in depth and to gain access to the sources of vitality, inspiration and inner strength. Empowered within ourselves, we can meet the challenges of life with ease and see ourselves as an active actor who shapes our life in a self-determined way.  Yoga is a path of transformation and liberation, of body, mind and heart, and an infinite path of mindfulness. I invite you to accompany your journey through this life!

CERTIFIED ANUSARA® YOGATEACHER (ECAT), CERTIFIED MENTAL & SPIRITUAL COACH, DIRECTOR OF BALAIANA ECO RETREAT SARDINIA

I´m teaching Workshops, Yoga-Teacher-Trainings, Anusara® Immersions & Teacher Trainings, Advanced Teacher Training-Modules and Retreats in Sardinia, where i founded Balaiana Eco Retreat. After leading the yogastudio Shivasloft in Düsseldorf for almost 10 years i made my dream come true and created a place for Yoga and transformational work in the middle of the magical nature of Sardinia. 

My life has been kind of a  a roller coaster ride with many shifts, both in my professional and private life.
After completing University and my studies in communication design and being a young mother, I first worked in video production for a large advertising agency and in television. 
But I never really felt at home in the mediaworld and felt the urge to give my work more “meaning”.
I started training as a naturopath and did my first Yogateacher-Training in a classical Hatha Yogastyle called “Sampoornayoga” After this training the real yogajourney began- lots of trainings and workshops in various styles. I loved meeting great teachers and learn from them.

In 2008 i discovered Anusara Yoga and begun to study with Todd Tesen and found my “Yogahome” in this modern and transformational style of Yoga.

ANUSARA YOGA

Anusara Yoga means “flowing with grace” or “following the heart”. 
Anusara Yoga was founded in 1997 by the American John Friend. 
In Anusara Yoga Friend combined the life- and body-affirming philosophy of Tantra with universal alignment principles (UPA)  based on modern bio-mechanical insights. Anusara Yoga is especially suitable for students of all experience-levels, because basically every posture is announced and built up with great precision (in all classes, including the advanced) and the exact alignment minimizes the risk of injury. Anusara Yoga is deeply touching, as the postures are practiced very carefully, but the yoga classes still develop a flow character always aligned to a theme that connect the physical experience to the mind-spirit level.
The philosophy of Anusara Yoga is heart oriented and life affirming and has its basis in the Tantra philosophy. The yoga postures in Anusara Yoga are practiced from “inside out” accordingly.
In Anusara Yoga there are no dogmas or doctrines. Every human being is seen and supported in his perfect state.Through community, movement, meditation, breath-work and Tantric philosophy, Anusara yoga aligns your mind, body and heart

ADVENTUROUS HEART YOGA

In my retreats and workshops i love to work with you on all levels. For me yoga is not just a physical experience or a nice workout for the body, which leads to a well toned butt. I invite you to feel that yoga, meditation and spiritual practices can enrich your life on a sustainable and deep level.

I want to teach you that the way of the heart leads you to the life, that you desire. I would like to encourage you to take new paths, to find out what gives you deep meaning and happiness in your everyday life. I want to reconnect you with the elements and nature, both outside and in your inner universe.

My classes can be very fluid or very calm and slow, always depending on the theme that i teach in each class. I sometimes like you to sweat, to really feel the physical experience that the Asanas create, i like you to get stronger and more flexible because your body will teach your mind and heart about these qualities too. I love to interweave healing practices in the lessons, i like you to work with each others and enjoy the community in class. I like you to dive deep inside and listen to the music of your soul…how does it feel to just be? I like you to discover the wonderful person that you are, a universe embodied in this existence. And last but not least, I want you to feel the joy that this kind of labour provides. ♥

TESTIMONIALS

Elke shared her module “The art of theming a yoga class” with the teacher trainees of my Yoga Teacher Training. She knows how to bring light on the method of theming a yoga class, takes the teacher trainees behind the "magic" of a yoga class and makes it possible to see how to develop a relevant class theme that sustains the experience of every yoga student. It is a pleasure to cooperate with Elke on every level.
Doris Lilienweiss
Studioowner Yogapoint Arnhem
I already knew Elke when she was still teaching in Duesseldorf. She is a fantastic yoga teacher. I also love the yoga philosophy, which is an integral part of teaching. The Yoga Retreat Center on Sardinia is beautiful. Great rooms, great team and the food is fantastic! I can really recommend this place !
Chris Pohl
Student
I did my Anusara Immersions with Elke and I loved it. She is an amazing teacher and I will visit her soon in Sardinia. I learned a lot and she was caring a lot for every member of the group. I was able to do the Immersions even with my injured neck and she gave me a lot of advice on how to fix it. I never felt pushed and much better after the Immersion. The decisions she took came from the heart and I hope I can soon join the Teacher Training. I trust Elke and feel that with her I am in “good hands“, able to grow and evolve. Namaste
Greta Negri
Participant of the Anusara Immersions

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