Martina Schenkl is the founder of YogaFantasy. She is a qualified RYT 200 YIN and YANG Vinyasa yoga teacher, qualified RYT 50 Inside Flow Yoga Teacher, qualified RYT 20 The Elements of Mastery Part I, who loves to motivate and inspire people with her healthy, fit lifestyle and positive vibes. She has studied the causes and symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety as well as the best ways to combat them. Her major aim is to help people fight these symptoms and build up their physical strength, reduce mental stress levels and calm their mind and spirit.
She believes that yoga, meditation and good breathing techniques are the best tools to use against these symptoms. Martina says, even though I am a yoga teacher and I give lessons, I will always be a student too. In her opinion, yoga is a life path, and she can always learn something new.
Martina’s yoga lessons are always perfectly prepared with special peak positions and a main focus. In her lessons you will experience slow but powerful Yang and Yin movements with deep breathing. She always ends her yoga lessons with a deep relaxing position (shava-asana) and afterwards she continues with meditation. At the end of the class she will read you some short motivational quotations to inspire you. After her class you will feel very relaxed and like you have been reborn.
When Martina is not doing yoga, she is trying to help animals and people in need.
Martina grew up in the countryside. Her house was in the middle of nature in the Czech Republic. She says maybe that is the reason why she loves nature so much, and being in nature heals her. Martina was very creative from a young age, she began dancing and as a teenager she became a dance teacher.
Martina’s hobby is being funny, laughing and enjoying life to the fullest. She says, I try to give the best of myself in this life, I don’t care what people think about me because I am the way I am. That makes me free and happy.
One of her big passions is traveling around the world taking photographs and meeting different people from all kinds of cultures.
She also loves walking in nature, reading good books, driving cars, eating healthy food and enjoying good wine. And of course she loves practicing yoga and fitness exercises.
Martina is based in Nurnberg Germany, but you can find her from time to time in Prague in the Czech Republic or even in Bali.
Martina practices yoga and meditation daily. She says “I love myself, so I want to give my body, mind and soul the very best, and that is yoga. Yoga heals me from the inside and from the outside. If I practice yoga daily it makes me happy, calms my mind and gives me a beautiful figure”.