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Discovery of Ashtanga Yoga

Vesta Mauch started practicing yoga at the Ashtanga Yoga Center Berlin. She traveled to Mysore, India to study at the KPJAYI  (K Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute). It was there that she had the honor to encounter Sharath Jois.

Originally intending to stay a month, she remained there for three months, and to this day returns often to Mysore to further expand her knowledge. In December 2014, she was blessed by Sharath Jois with an authorization to teach the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

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Vesta Mauch wasn’t necessarily destined to discover Pilates and Ashtanga Yoga. With an established and thriving career entirely devoted to contemporary art, and which she simply loved, she opened a gallery in the heart of exciting Berlin.

However, a scoliosis was an ominous warning of a fragile spine, or worse, an impending paralysis later in life. Vesta had never put her faith in conventional medicine nor believed that doctors held all meaningful medical truth. Instead, she has always sought the health and medical truth that lay deep in her own soul. Her belief is that creating an intimate connection with one’s soul is how a person can listen to one’s body in its entirety.

She started practicing yoga at the Ashtanga Yoga Center Berlin and decided to travel to Mysore, India to study at the KPJAYI (Kri Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute). It was there that she had the honor to encounter Sharath Jois.

Originally intending to stay a month, she remained there for three months, and to this day returns often to Mysore to further expand her knowledge. In December 2014, she was blessed by Sharath Jois with an authorization to teach the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

In parallel to her yoga studies, since 2012 she has regularly practiced Vipassana meditation under the guidance of Bhante Bodidamma at Satipanya in Shrewsbury, UK.

In 2017 & 2018, she studied Pranayama with Tiwarijiat the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Lonavala, Mumbai, India.

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