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"Ashtanga Yoga is 99% transpiration - and 1% explanation"

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

All you need for your 99% practice of Ashtanga Yoga - and certainly also the 1% theory: Dive into the details of the traditional series of Asana, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. But you will also find forms for a therapeutic approach to them. Join us for online yoga classes, learn about innovative alignment and philosophy. Our yogi finder will help you finding your way to a teacher nearby. Best to start with the most popular pages on AYI.info:

The AYI method


"Pure for Sure!"

A proverb from Mysore (The city where Ashtanga comes from)

Tradition and Innovation can form a team: We help you gaining always new perspectives on traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Therefore we have been active for you. These articles and online yoga classes are brand new on AYI.info:


Regaining faith in one's own abilities - with yoga

Professional guitarist and music teacher Lisa Duhm visits a yoga class at AYInstitute Ulm - and experiences that she can trust her back and her hands. With increasing confidence on the mat, the confidence for other things in life grows as well. Ultimately, all (pleasant) effort results in the realization: "Everybody has the right to be their individual selves."


AYI® goes Urban Gardening! Raphaela Gerlach at the AYI Ulm

"Urban" and "gardening" is a contradiction in itself? Not at all! Together with the Ulm yogis, Raphaela proved that even on a roof terrace a small green paradise can be created.


A physicist at AYI®

A physicist at AYI® in Ulm - Kati Tauber visits the Ashtanga Yoga Institute.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders

Now we even have scientific proof: according to a meta-study, yoga has a profound, significant effect in the treatment of mental illnesses.


AYInnovation® at Mattengold (Stuttgart)

Last summer, I started an Ashtanga Yoga Innovation Training. Not because of Ashtanga Yoga, which I had hardly practiced at all up to that point, but because of Dr. Ronald Steiner, the training supervisor and founder of Ashtanga Yoga Innovation (AYInnovation®).

Philosophy and Tradition

The AYInnovation® Method - Traditional. Innovative. Individual.

AYInnovation® - Traditional Ashtanga meets cutting-edge science for a mindful alignment towards life - by Dr. Ronald Steiner.


Christian Easter seen from the point of view of the Upanishads – is that even possible?

During our Easter Retreat, we asked ourselves what the meaning of the Christian Easter festivities and the teachings of the Upanishads have in common.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Roots turning into wings

Our feet are our roots and our hands our wings... Yet on the yoga mat, this can sometimes be exactly the other way round - for instance when we use our hands to support part of our weight or even all of it.

Philosophy and Tradition

In a few words

The Yoga-Aktuell interview with Dr. Ronald Steiner


Retreat selbstgemacht

1 Woche im Ashtanga Yoga Institute und in der zweitschönsten Stadt Deutschlands. Wer die Dinge gerne selbst in die Hand nimmt und sich abseits von den üblichen Retreat Angeboten seine innersten Wünsche erfüllen möchte, der sollte nach Ulm kommen und sich sein eigenes Ashtanga Yoga Innovation Retreat zusammenstellen. Dieser Artikel gibt Tipps, wie, wo und warum ein Retreat in Ulm und um Ulm herum eigentlich obligatorisch sein sollte.

Philosophy and Tradition

No Change?

Ashtanga yoga is known to be extremely challenging and structured. Nevertheless, it leaves room for development. A conversation about tradition and innovation, about misunderstandings and typical Western thinking towards Ashtanga yoga, with teachers Ronald Steiner and Janosh Steinhauer.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Why strength deserves more attention

For many yogis, stretching seems to be the only way to release tensions. But what precisely is it that causes muscular tensions in the first place?

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Take a deep breath and relax

Nothing counters stress better than taking a few deep breaths into your belly. Into your belly? How is that supposed to work? With the help of the diaphragm, our most important respiratory muscle...

Understanding Yoga Therapy

The right twist for a healthy back

In Germany, back pain is one of the main reasons for sick leaves and even applications for a pension. No surprise, then, that back pain is also one of the most frequent reasons to start practicing yoga.

Inspiration for your practice

Yoga? - But I'm too old for that...

... as if! A join-in workshop including the sun salutation. All you need to participate: a chair

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