We are delighted to welcome Sonja Appel back to the studio for the 3rd time to deliver our excellent yoga teacher training course. Janet, our studio owner, completed her 300 hour teacher training with Sonja in India in 2013. You can check out the blog she kept during her time in India on the following link, which will give you an insight into what to expect if you embark on this training programme.
Sonja is the founder and Senior Teacher of Sushumna Yoga and is based in India. She started her journey in yoga with the late Shri Pattabhi Jois from Mysore. Learning the authentic Mysore self- practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa. She has his blessing to teach this formidable practise. Sonja is certified by the ‘British School of Yoga’ in Hatha & Meditation & also certified as a ‘Vibrant Living Teacher’ in Hatha Flow. Sonja is also a certified Pre & Post Pregnancy & Children & Teens Teacher. With Santosha Yoga.
Having studied intensely, mainly in India, then London she believes that ‘living yoga’ in its essence helps to impart her knowledge better and more succinctly. She started practicing yoga 20 years ago and has 18 intensive years of experience teaching yoga. She is also registered with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500. She has taught over 20 000+ hours of Yoga and Teacher Training. Sonja has devised her own practice in yoga called ‘Sushumna’ which is a carefully worked out vinyasa flow, meditation and pranayama. This allows one to find meditation in the practice and in the process to unleash within ourselves our innate, kundalini Shakti. The flow is spontaneous and she mixes up the asanas in interesting ways, with the help of inspiring music, always ending with a deep relaxing meditation (Yoga nidra). As in Ashtanga – drishti, bandhas, ujjayi breath, counting & vinyasa is always employed.