Grischa’s Ashtanga retreats are inspired by Richard Freeman’s teacher intensives in Boulder. This approach is ideal for Ashtanga enthusiasts and teachers alike, as the foundation is always skill in practice based on knowledge and experience. Let’s dive deeply into all major layers of Yoga, six days in a row from early morning to the evening.
Mysore Style is the foundation of Ashtanga practice. Grischa systematically helps you to overcome the root causes of practically all typical (sadly!) Ashtanga injuries and to improve your practice on all levels.
Experience the potential of pranayama by directing your awareness towards the subtle aspects of your nervous system and mental processes. Learn using mulabandha as your inner guide for understanding the meaning of “correct practice” beyond opinions and doubt. Finally, learn how (only!) the ancient scriptures provide guidance in your practice in a meaningful way.
Uniting with your inner teacher is practice. Sharing this experience with others is teaching. Blind faith and “orthodox” sectarianism are toxic twins.
Grischa has been teaching Ashtanga Mysore Style for more than two decades. The principles taught in his retreats are the result of a continuous analysis, refinement and improvement process.
His teaching is guided by the goals of Yoga as described in the classical scriptures such as the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and other texts. Samadhi is the key tool to Yoga. It arises from selfless service (ishvara pranidhana) only, never from a hedonistic, selfish lifestyle.
Yoga is destroyed by harming other beings, today or in future, whether done, caused, or approved. Acting against better knowledge creates endless suffering. Therefore, let’s fight against the abuse of planetary resources, especially when done in the name of Yoga.
In 2019 Grischa founded the “Yogis for Climate Justice” movement.