Ayurveda, meditation and Yoga belong to the family of vedic sciences which have been used to heal the body and strengthen awareness and consciousness for thousands of years. Generally speaking, Ayurveda takes care of the physical dimensions while Yoga influences body and soul and meditation clears the consciousness. Practically speaking, they complement each other.
Yoga focuses on the human’s own activeness which shall be supported by the aid of physical exercises (Asanas), breathing exercises and meditation. A kind of strength and control of consciousness is being developed which helps to maintain an inner order within the various influences of life. Ayurveda as well as Yoga consider the consciousness as primary power of life which controls everything.
Yoga is an original part of Ayurveda which is offered on a daily basis alternating by qualified Indian and German Yoga teachers.
Ayurveda specialist B.A.M.S. medical director
After his studies at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science in the Indian state of Karnataka, Jobin J. Madukkakuzhy took the state exam in 2004. As Yoga is part of Ayurveda, he also passed an intensive Yoga training in the course of the studies. Ayurveda, meditation and Yoga originate from the same family and complement each other. This is why he has always been teaching his patients Yoga during his meanwhile 11 years of experience as Ayurveda doctor in India. He continuously updates his knowledge in regular trainings and classes. He’s a specialist in medical Yoga where he applies practices from Yoga to ayurvedic treatments and to the improvement of rituals as a holistic treatment approach.
Certified Ayurveda therapist
Prince Parayil Mani has been working as Ayurveda therapist and Yoga teacher for 8 years. He passed a one-year training for ayurvedic therapy and Yoga training at the Sahyadri Ayurveda Institute in Idukki, Kerala, South India. He also completed a six-month Yoga course at the Vallabhassery Ayurveda Yoga institute in Kottayam and participated in various Yoga programs at the Shivananda institute in Trivandrum to refresh his knowledge. He will now use his gained knowledge here in Kunzmann’s Hotel to teach you relaxation and tranquility by the aid of Yoga.
Yoga teacher BDY/EYU
I took my first training to be a medically certified Yoga teacher in 2008 at a certified school of the Yoga-Alliance in Munich. I could gain more experience by the aid of additional courses for children and elders and staying in Indian Yoga ashrams. This was a solid fundament to open my studio “YOGA BAD KISSINGEN” in December 2009. I want to offer attentive, loving Yoga classes with a profound knowledge to my students who trust me. This is why I took an additional training of 4½ years from 2009 to 2014 of far more than 800 hours at a certified BDY school (German abbreviation for professional association of Yoga teachers in Germany). The focus of these courses was on knowledge about anatomy, medical essentials, Yoga philosophy, stress management, meditation and classes tailored to the students.
I was born and grew up in Bad Kissingen. I’ve worked in the IT business for a well-known American Software company in Munich for more than 30 years, with a big part on the management and executive level. The positive effects of Yoga I could experience on my own body and my education as Yoga teacher encouraged me to put an end to my successful management career.
I came back to my home region to teach the people here what Yoga means to me: more energy, more power, more serenity and satisfaction with myself.
I teach a powerful, but attentive style of Yoga with exercises in flowing breath. This beautiful place with its meditative park is especially suitable for Yoga and it is always a great pleasure for me to practice here together with my interested students.
From 2009 to 2014, Melanie passed courses of 4½ years to become a Yoga teacher BDY/EDY at the Yoga school of Northern Bavaria. Her classes are certified by leading health insurances. In addition to that, she regularly takes part in Yoga further education.
Her focus in teaching Yoga lies on the connection of breath and movements according to the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and his son D.K.V. Desikachar. The Yoga practice follows the concept of arranging the exercises in reasonable steps.
When Melanie visited her first Yoga class in 2005, she was fascinated by the pleasant effect of the exercises for body, breath and relaxation. Yoga became an important part of her life. During and after suffering from cancer especially, Yoga was a source for her to restore her balance. By the aid of Yoga, she learned to better perceive and understand herself, as well as to handle her resources well. In the course of the time, it became obvious that Yoga is a way of life for her which is why she decided to become a Yoga teacher in order to share her experiences and knowledge about Yoga.
Melanie was born in 1976 in Werneck and grew up in the county of Schweinfurt. After her apprenticeship as medical-technical assistant, she worked in Munich. After that, she studied bio technology in Freising and worked in Penzberg as graduate engineer. In 2010, Melanie followed her heart and moved to Bad Kissingen to be with her husband.
She is looking forward to passing on her Yoga experience and wants to teach the participants the holistic aspect of Yoga, body, breath, mind – unit.
Yoga teacher BDY/EYU
I passed my Yoga education from 2004 to 2008 in the practice for Yoga and meditation in Kassel according to the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. I’ve been teaching since 2008.
My way started more than 20 years ago with a Yoga class at the VHS (adult education centre). The regular exercises soon showed me how my tensions in the neck and shoulder area were relieved. This awoke my interest in Yoga and it still does today.
After years of regular exercise, I started my yoga education in 2004. I was supported by my teacher Bärbel Crampen from Oberthulba who has been accompanying me on my Yoga journey for more than 15 years.
Regular further training measures with Alexandra de Neufville and Harald Homberger influence my Yoga classes and make sure I always have new experiences and insights I love to pass on to my students.