SONJA APPEL (ERYT 500, CEP,PRYT)
Founding Director of Sushumna Yoga
Sonja moved from London to India 13 years ago and is certified by the British School of Yoga in Hatha & Meditation & is also a certified Vibrant Living Teacher in Hatha Flow. Sonja has studied intensely mainly in India with the late Shri Pattabhi Jois. She started teaching in London before her move to the birthplace of Yoga. Sonja believes that keeping up her own eight limbed practice helps to impart her knowledge better and more succinctly.
Sonja has pioneered her own method of yoga called ‘Sushumna’ which is a carefully worked out Vinyasa flow that allows one to do Asanas as a
meditation and in the process helps to unleash our kundalini Shakti. The flow is spontaneous and she mixes up the Asanas in interesting ways, with the help of inspiring music, always ending with a deep relaxing meditation. As in Ashtanga - drishti, bandhas, ujjayi breath & vinyasa is always employed. Her spiritual Guru is Sadhguru from the Isha Foundation outside Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Sonja does not believe in organised religion or dogma.
Spending time and doing courses with Sadhguru has helped Sonja to understand her ‘calling’ much better. She believes that we can never stop learning how to be sound, well-adjusted people, with our soul, mind and body, forever striving for perfect & equal unison. Continuous study of yogic texts and yoga philosophy is essential to living a peaceful and harmonious life with our environment and people around us.