"My passion is the integration of spirituality and science. The focus of my personal practice and academic research is a unified understanding of Eastern and Western Philosophies."
A Personal Biography of the Founder of the www.AkashaYogaAcademy.com
Burkhard holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Alternative Education from the Free University of Berlin, where his thorough exploration of Ken Wilber´s Integral Theory culminated in a thesis on Holistic Development. In 2001, Burkhard began to explore Yoga in India. He has dedicated more than 5,000 hours to the study of classical Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and yogic philosophy. He started his meditation practice following the Vipassana style of Theravada Buddhism, and has practiced under Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo in Northern Thailand.
He has participated in more than a dozen Spiritual Heart Retreats lead by his primary meditation teacher, Sahajananda, who introduced him to the non-dual traditions of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Shaivism. Following his example, Burkhard recently concluded a 49-day solitary meditation retreat in the jungle of Thailand.
Burkhard is a Yoga Alliance certified and registered Yoga Teacher (IYF and RYS-500). In 2008 he completed a 500-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. Three years later he co-organized and participated in the 500-hour Hridaya Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training.
Since 2008, Burkhard is sharing his experience in a variety of contexts, including teacher training courses, meditation retreats, Hatha Yoga classes, workshops, and private life-coaching sessions. He has been teaching in various locations across Asia, Europe and North America.
Together with his life partner Kirsten he founded the Akasha Yoga Academy. They have been sharing their lives for more than 20 years and are aspiring to explore the depths of relationships.
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