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Ashtanga Yoga + Yoga Workshop with Tomás Zorzo from Oviedo, Spain


Asana Practice | Pranayama | Philosophy, Ethics and Practice  |

Tantric meditations for the healing and well being.

The function of tantra is to transform all pleasures into a transcendental experience and channel the energy of your enjoyments on a fast path to fulfillment.

During this workshop we will explore our unhealthy relationships with pleasure and how to open ourselves to what provides true power, serenity and love. Also how to increase our awareness and connection with the body and mind through asanas, pranayama and various tantric meditations using the senses and noticing the sensations that arise at an internal and external level.

Just so there are no misunderstandings, tantra has many levels, including a physical one.

What is often associated here in the West with tantra alone, the purely physical sexual level, is NOT the subject of the workshop.

Our workshop is about philosophy.

There will be fewer participants than usual, maximum 16, plus Tomás and me.

Please note that we will have to raise the price, it is within reason, a middle ground.

We are very happy to see each other here again to do yoga together. Great pleasure.

Please note that if we have to cancel the workshop at short notice due to changes, we will of course refund the course fee in full, but no further refunds.

Tantra is a cross-religious spiritual movement that views the universe as an interplay of consciousness and energy. It is a practice that helps to go beyond the boundaries of the physical and thus free ourselves from the shackles of our limitations. Yes, it is also physical, among other things, but only to transport the being into higher dimensions. (©yogaeasy)

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to know more.


Tomas Zorzo certified Sri K. Patthabi Jois
Tomas Zorzo in Cologne
Tomas is teaching Ashtanga Yoga at Yoga 1a in Cologne


Friday, 11. March 2022   •  18.00 – 20.00 Uhr
Asana – Prāāyāma – Meditation
This evening involves a gentle arrival. A flowing asana series (Vinyasa System) with meditative intro and conclusion prepare the theme.

Saturday, 12. March 2022  •  09.00 – 12.00 Uhr
Prāāyāma – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Led Class)
This morning the focus will be on asana practice (based on the vinyasa principle that movement is connected to breathing) with forward and backward bends, twists, balance postures, reversal postures to your adapted to personal physical circumstances.

Saturday, 12. March 2022  • 14.00 – 16.30 Uhr
Prāṇāyāma – Philosophy – Meditation
Tomas always explains complicated philosophical topics in an understandable way, combined with exercises, Often gives unexpected insight, so that the picture becomes clear.

Sunday, 13. March 2022   •  09.00 – 12.00 Uhr
Prāṇāyāma, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (depending on group… Mysore Style)Here, too, asana practice is in harmony with the breath in the foreground, so that everyone practices in his own rhythm and adapts the practice to his needs and to his study using the asana practice for transformation.

Sunday, 13. March 2022  •   13.00 – 15.00 Uhr
Prāṇāyāma – Philosophy – Meditation

Deepening: On this afternoon exercises creating a transcendental experience are in the foreground. Through breathing exercises, philosophical questions and suggestions as well as meditation practices we become more aware.

For further information and registration please send an e-mail -> more information / registration
> Looking back

Due to Covid:
Postponed to tba ·  the exact date follows
Verschoben auf tba · der genaue Termin folgt

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with
BALU from Goa

2-mornings plus 3-day-Workshop

I am grateful to announce this workshop. I met Balu in Goa, he is a wonderful yoga teacher, teaching Ashtanga yoga. His technique classes are so special, very much knowledge, very intense, exhausting, giving a new understanding of the whole practice. Teaching in Germany for the first time, here at yoga 1a.
Three days with Mysore, Ashtanga / Led Class and the Special Classes.

Balu Thevar is coming to Germany for the first time. He is a wonderful teacher, his Ashtanga Yoga Shala is situated in Arambol, Goa (India), I am so glad I met him and that he will come to Cologne.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Hari OM”

01./02./03. May 2020 Friday-Sunday-Workshop with
•  Ashtanga – Led Class
•  Ashtanga – Mysore
•  Special Class  > Hips
•  Special Class  >
•  Special Class  > Vinyasa-the link in between the asanas…
learn how to Jump and Jump-Through
•  Pranayama.

Already on Wednesday + Thursday 29th + 30th April there will be
•  Mysore classes in the morning.
Balu teaches Ashtanga, very detailed, individual, traditional and deep, his technique detail work is well known.



Life is flow. We live life by going with the flow and not against it. Just as it is in Ashtanga Yoga, it is a flow where we learn to transition from one pose to another. The word “Vinyasa” means brath-synchronised movement.

With the Vinyasa, we learn to connect each asana with the next asana while increasing our energy

The sequence is designed in such a way that every student is prepared to do his vinyasa. From the use of the Bandha to the breath, every movement is explained in order to show the dynamic found in a Vinyasa.



they they that difficulty in back bending is usually associated with the difficulty to let go our unpleasant past experiences. This is why we find it hard to learn to face fire with an open heart learning to love the self more. In this class we learn to properly execute back bending asanas (upper. middle, lower back) This ensures that each pose is done with almost care and beneficial to every student.

Most importantly, this class teaches each student the confidence to accept the self and the challenge every stdent to become the best they could be.



Most people would say that this is one of the hardest classes taught in our school. However a lot of the poses in our practice require an open hip, through this class we get imporve a lot in our asana practice.

Most especially this class will also help in preventive and corrective alignment in our body.

As how Sri K. Patthabi Jois would say “Do your practice and all is coming.”!


Balu’s Yoga journey began in 1998 when he was introduced to his mentor, Swami Kuttiyandi, by his father. After 4 years of practicing under the supervision of Swami Kuttiyandi he was chosen to be his assistant teacher for the following 3 years.
To deepen his Yoga studies Balu went to North India, Himachal, where he continued to practice and work as an assistant teacher. Balu’s spiritual journey led him to Varanasi and Rishikesh before he settlee in Mysore for 2 years to work as an assistant teacher and to intensify his practice and his studies.
In 2009 Balu opened his own shala in Arambol, GOA. He continues to travel in India for teaching and practicing and he also regularly travels outside India to teach workshops, retreats, festivals and also teacher trainings and adjustment courses.
Balu believes that our body is a gift and a vehicle that we use for our journey through this life. This journey provides an opportunity to become a better person and thereby find our true self.
– Hari OM –


Balu Yoga

Wednesday,     |  Mysore 07.30-9.30 a.m.

Thursday,      |  Mysore 07.30-9.30 a.m.


Mysore / Led Class

Backbending  |  Special Class



VINYASA | Special Class
Vinyasa in Ashtanga Yoga-> The link between the Asanas · How to jump and Jump through.

Hip Opening  |  Special Class


Mysore (Led Ashtanga)
Pranayama *

* available for those students who join the ashtanga classes during weekdays
Mysore practicioners, no beginners, if you do not join all the Mysore classes during weekdays you need to ask if it is possible.


Limited places | You can book single classes

Ashtanga Mysore / Led Class > drop in 40 €

Special Class > drop in 55 €

Package price: Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

Ashtanga 3 classes > Mysore / Led

100 €

Friday / Saturday / Sunday

3 Special classes = 145 €

Friday / Saturday / Sunday

2 Ashtanga + 3 Special classes = 5 classes

= 230 €

Friday / Saturday / Sunday

2 Ashtanga + 3 Special classes

plus Pranayama = 6 classes

= 245 €

Wednesday – Sunday all 8 classes

incl. Pranayama

Ashtanga 3 classes > Mysore / Led

280 €

yoga-1a-members > 5% reduction


 For further information and registration please send an e-mail  -> contact Ingrid

20.+21. Juni Iyengar Yoga Workshop
Rosana Seligmann wäre eigentlich für zwei Wochen wieder bei uns, nun ist leider alles anders. Wir sprechen über die traurige Entwicklung in Brasilien und Rosana und Cristina Costa haben einen globalen Online-Workshop mit Raya UD aus Pune/Indien organisiert um aktiv zu werden. Wir können dabei sein.Gemeinsam für die indigene Bevölkerung.

… hier erfahrt ihr mehr

Iyengar Yoga Workshop Online with Raya UD together for the indigenous cause 20th & 21st June 2020
Zusammen für die indigene Bevölkerung am Amazonas


Konnte leider  nicht stattfinden: 30. May / 31. May / 01. June 2020  ·  3-Days-Intensive: Iyengar-Yoga-Workshop
with Rosana Seligmann from Centro Iyengar Sao Paulo, Brazil

02. Dec. 2019-17. Jan. 2020

Zum Jahreswechsel ein Highlight. Ich freue mich über diese Gelegenheit, dass Ihr regelmäßig bei einer der besten Lehrerinnen Iyengar-Yoga lernen könnt, tief eintauchen … Zwei Monate mit Rosana (regulärer Unterrich).

This is a very rare and special chance to join Rosana‘s regular Iyengar Classes. Rosana holds a Senior Intermediate II Iyengar Yoga certificate. She gives teacher‘s training and she is an assessor for the Brazilian Iyengar Yoga Association. Rosana coordinates the “Centro Iyengar Yoga Sao Paulo”. Her teachings are attentive and full of joy, allowing the students to develop their full potentials with equanimity, sensitiveness and happiness.

Rosana is very happy to be teaching regular classes at Yoga-1A during the months of December 19 and January 20.  / We welcome all levels and practitioners new to Iyengar yoga.

The classes will be in English.  German translation evtl. possible.
Register early as space is limited!
10 class-pack for Rosana’s regular classes > 145 €
(you will get 10% discount on all Rosana’s workshop fees)
Drop-In Single Class 18€

For further information, prices, details, please contact Ingrid

Rosana Seligmann Yoga Iyengar Workshop in Köln Ehrenfeld im Dezember 2017


Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Rosana Seligmann from Centro Iyengar Yoga, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Heyam-Dukham-Anagatam • The Pain Which Is Yet To Come Is To Be Avoided 

6.-8. Dec. 2019 • 10.00-13.00 + 14.30-16.30

Rosana holds a Senior Intermediate II Iyengar Yoga certificate. She is an assessor for the Brazilian Iyengar Yoga Association and coordinates the “Centro Iyengar Yoga Sao Paulo” (www.centroiyengaryoga.com.br), Brazil. Her teachings are attentive and full of joy, allowing the students to develop their full potentials with equanimity, sensitiveness and contentment.

We welcome advanced practitioners and those new to Iyengar yoga.  /  Register early as space is limited!

Please > Fotos vom Workshop

Friday, 06.12.: the legs and the future of the lower back

Saturday, 07.12.: the arms and the future of the cervical spine

Sunday, 08.12.: prana & pranja and the reservoir of vital force


Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Rosana Seligmann from Centro Iyengar Yoga, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fear No Backbend

11. Jan. 2020 • 10.00-13.00 + 14.30-16.30 & 12. Jan. 2020 • 10.00-13.00

Back bending works on the firmness and flexibility of spine, legs and hips. It brings purification and joy. Embrace it, and you’ll improve both your poses and your life.

Rosana holds a Senior Intermediate II Iyengar Yoga certificate. She is an assessor for the Brazilian Iyengar Yoga Association and coordinates the “Centro Iyengar Yoga Sao Paulo” (www.centroiyengaryoga.com.br), Brazil. Her teachings are attentive and full of joy, allowing the students to develop their full potentials with equanimity, sensitiveness and contentment.

We welcome practitioners who can do Sirsasana and Salamba Sarvangasana.

 > Fotos vom Workshop

Rückblick: July 17th – July 21st, 2019 in Cologne
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Rolf + Marci Naujokat from Goa

I am overwhelmed and very grateful that Marci and Rolf, my teachers and dear friend from Goa, are coming to Cologne. Rolf was here in 2006/2007/2008, now he comes back after all these years, together with Marci!

Rolf Naujokat began his yoga studies in North India in 1975 with Japa Kriya, traditional Hatha Yoga and Pranayama. He was certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga system by his Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in 1996 and practiced the fourth series. Beginning in 1990, he studied in Mysore for 3-6 months of every year for 16 years.

Marci Naujokat began practicing Yoga in 1990, studying intensively under Rolf Naujokat, Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Senior Iyengar teacher, Gabriella Giubilaro. Her teaching integrates the Ashtanga system with specific opening techniques to gently and effectively release habitual patterns and tension held in the mind-body system. This process is rooted in non-aggression and compassion towards Self and allows insight into deeper and often inaccessible areas of the body. For those with injuries or physical limitations, she adapts the practice to their individual needs.

It is a very rare occasion. There is the possibility to book two single parts, or complete. If there is space in the afternoon, Marcis classes can also be booked seperately. They are open for everyone, for the Mysore classes you should know Ashtanga primary Series to Navasana min.


Christian Klix am Samstag, 09.11.2019 / 10.00-12.30 Uhr

Secret Paths – Pranayama, Bandha & Kriya Essentials

“In diesem Workshop zeige ich Dir einige dieser essentiellen Übungen, die das Leben in meinem Körper immens positiv beeinflusst haben und von denen ich überzeugt bin, dass sie das für jeden tun können.”

Bandhas und Kriyas helfen unseren Organen einwandfrei zu arbeiten. Sie erschaffen Gesundheit von Innen. Schauen wir von einem evolutionären Blickwinkel, dann sollten wir berücksichtigen, dass unser Körper wesentlich älter ist als die Expansion unseres Gehirns. Die Organe sind dazu da unser Gehirn am Leben zu halten und nicht umgekehrt. Aufgrund unseres modernen Lebensstiles, industriell verarbeiteter Lebensmittel, fehlendem Bewusstsein für das was in unserem Bauch eigentlich passiert und all den verrückten Konzepten, mit denen der Verstand unseren Körper knechtet, haben wir gänzlich die Verbindung zur Lebenskraft in unserer Mitte verloren.

Bandhas und einige Kriyas sehen vielleicht auf den ersten Blick etwas merkwürdig aus, weil wir so etwas noch nie gesehen oder ausprobiert haben. Tatsächlich sind sie einfach zu lernende Übungen, die uns helfen ein wesentlich intensiveres Körperbewusstsein zu schaffen.

Indem wir unserem Körper helfen lebendiger und gesünder zu werden, wird unser “kranker” Geist leichter folgen.

Diese Übungen sind die Grundlage für eine tiefe körperliche Yoga Praxis und essentiell auch für die Meditation. Sie sind die unsichtbaren Flügel, die dem Yogi seine Leichtigkeit verleihen, scheinbar schwerelos durch die intensivsten Asana Sequenzen zu “fliegen”. Ohne sie, bleibt die Praxis der Asanas nur oberflächlich.

Wer diese Übungen integriert, wird einen enormen positiven Effekt auf allen Ebenen des eigenen Wesens erleben.

> Fotos vom Workshop

Christian Klix Secret Paths


Christian Klix am Samstag, 09.11.2019 / 13.30-16.30 Uhr

Flight Club – In sieben Schritten zum Handstand

In diesem Workshop zeige ich Dir mein „7 Schritte zum Handstand Programm“.

Diese detaillierte Methode ist in über 10 Jahren gereift. Aus ihr ist das Flight Club Buch – Schritt für Schritt in den Handstand – entstanden.

Keine Frage, es ist eine große Herausforderung den König der Armbalancen zu meistern. Dieser Workshop zeigt Dir einen gangbaren Weg und gibt Dir viele Übungen, Tipps & Tricks, um sich dieser Challenge mit Selbstbewusstsein und vor allem Spaß dabei zu stellen.

Jeder der sieben Schritte kann in die regelmäßige Yoga Praxis integriert werden. Also gibt es ab sofort keine Entschuldigungen mehr, warum Du nicht schon bald auf den Händen in und aus dem Studio laufen solltest… : )

Die Praxis von Handständen bringt uns augenblicklich ins Hier und Jetzt. Sie verbindet uns mit unserer kindlichen, spielerischen Natur und gleichzeitig mit einer unserer tiefsten Urängste – die Kontrolle zu verlieren und ohne Halt ins Leere zu fallen.

Die Essenz aus beidem ist Selbstbewusstsein. Den Handstand lernen, heißt Fallen lernen und dabei immer wieder auf den Füßen zu landen. Diese Erfahrung kann man in jeder Lebenssituation gut gebrauchen. Außerdem wird der Körper gestärkt, die Wahrnehmung geschärft und die Konzentrationsfähigkeit des Geistes enorm gesteigert. Man fühlt sich wach, agil und voller Energie. Handstände machen Glücklich!

Der Workshop ist für Alle geeignet, die sich gerne einer körperlichen Herausforderung stellen, auch wenn es bisher mit Handständen und Armbalancen noch nicht so gut klappt. Die vermittelten Übungen und Techniken machen Spaß und sind universell für die Yoga Praxis anwendbar.

> Fotos vom Workshop

Christia Klix Handstand

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