Sonja Appel is the founder and leading teacher of Sushumna Yoga in Goa, India, She has developed a signature flow known as the Sushumna Vinyasa Flow. This flow, derived from Ashtangi roots focuses on the opening of the energy channels, allowing the movement of energy through the chakras, enabling the practitioner to tap into his/her utmost potential. Sonja studied ashtanga with the greatly Influential Shri K Patthabi Jois and happily spreads her wisdom with his blessing.
"I believe in a holistic approach to the study of yoga, giving my students a well-rounded yoga education. I combine alignment techniques of the body with breath techniques for calming and balancing the mind. Focus and visualization, to balance body and brain. Chanting and music for inspiration. Concentration in meditation, which is the ultimate reason for the practice of asana. I believe that it is not progression through the 6 series of Ashtanga that defines Wholeness, but rather a wider focus on all the limbs."
You can read more about Sonja and her yoga school on www.sushumna.in
Styles practiced :
Ashtanga, Flow, Restorative, Vinyasa,