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Manju P. Jois 2008 in Vienna
Ashtanga Yoga Vienna ist eine Schule für traditionelles Yoga nach Sri. K. Patthabi Jois, wie es von seiner Familie Manju, Saraswati und R.Sharath Jois fortgeführt wird. Ashtanga Yoga Vienna wurde im Sommer 2013 mit der Unterstützung von Manju Jois gegründet, der uns dankenswerter Weise auch als Dozent zur Verfügung steht. Ab April 2014, bietet die Schule Fortbildung in traditionellem Ashtanga Yoga an.
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Yoga first entered Natasa’s life in her childhood back in former Yugoslavia. Her father showed her Pranayama and Asana as an aid for her beloved freediving and swimming endeavours. He practiced with her several times a week and encouraged her to study books about yoga.
After regularly practicing on her own for the following years, Natasa visited Pune in 1996 to study physics there for 3 months. Back then she attended her first classes with BKS Iyengar. Later yoga became an im-portant part of her classical and contemporary dance education (Cannes, 1998-2002). In Vienna (2002) she dropped in her first Ashtanga Class and instantly knew: “That’s my thing!”
Intrigued by Ashtanga’s holistic and authentic approach, Natasa dedicated her life to traditional Ashtanga Yoga and began learning from her first certified teacher Rolf Najukat. She studied with him the primary and intermediate series and Vinyasa Count in Thailand and in Goa on a long-term basis. Encouraged by him, she began teaching Ashtanga in 2003. Since then Natasa had the pleasure to learn from outstanding personalities like Nancy Gilgoff, Lino Miele, Petri Raisanen, Natalija Paissano, Paul Delaghen and John Scott.
In 2005 she visited Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (now: KPJAYI) in Mysore for the first time and had the great pleasure to meet Guruji K. Pattabhi Jois – she was overwhelmed by his childlike curiosity and his strong and peaceful personality. Natasa returned to Mysore every winter for few months until 2009. Guruji K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy thought her the intermediate series.
In 2005 she also met Manju Jois for the first time in Goa. She is very grateful to continuously learn from him since then. Manju Jois introduced Natasa to chanting and Sanskrit. He greatly influenced her own practice as well as her style of teaching. Manju’s in-depth understanding of his student needs paired with humour and love coined her own approach to teaching. Natasa is grateful for having been authorized by Manju Jois in 2012. She currently completes the third series under his guidance and is lucky enough to have hosted Manju Jois teacher trainings and workshops in Vienna since 2008 and developed a deep friendship for him and his family.
In her workshops and daily Ashtanga Yoga classes in Vienna Natasa welcomes students at any level, age and background. She focuses on enabling people to properly access their current status while encouraging and stabilizing their movements through breath. Over a decade her precise, playful and safe approach to teaching helped and encouraged her students to find their own style of practice and adjustment.
Natasa has vast experience in teaching Yoga Therapy and is involved in educational health programs of Austrian schools and authorities.
Aside from Ashtanga, Natasa studied at KYM Insitute (Chennai, 2006). She completed the Freediving-Instructor-Training with Umberto Pellizari (Red Sea, 2008) and developed her own method of integrating Yoga into Freediving. She also holds certifications as Feldenkrais-Practitioner (Munich, 2004), Personal Trainer (Nice, 2002) and Spiral Dynamics Instructor (Munich, 2001).
A natural scientist by education, Natasa's reasoning is deeply interested in natural processes. Her research into cosmology and human sciences as well as art and yoga make up for a holistic approach towards life, an approach she jokingly refers to by her very own slogan: `life is here´.