ashtanga yoga


Ashtanga Yogini - Owner at Barbara Yoga + Elevated REtreats LLC


In 2010, I quit my job as lawyer in Vienna (Austria) and moved to Telluride, Colorado. Before committing to studying the Ashtanga Yoga method full-time, I traveled the world for several years. With time and experience, it became clear that practicing Yoga, sharing my love for this lifestyle, the practice and working together with people was my true calling. 

In the US, I completed my RYT-500 certificate and as dedicated student of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method, I apprentice under the guidance of my mentor Annie Pace, a certified, senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher and lineage holder. 
Once a year, I travel to Mysore (India) to practice at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. While in India, I study philosophy, Sanskrit and traditional Hindustani Music.

Ashtanga Yoga changed my life and my goal is to not only share my personal experience but even more so, share the sacred tradition of yoga in an accessible and comprehensive way. I strongly believe that Yoga is for everyone who has the ability to breath and is willing to show up.

"Every exhalation is a surrender to God.
Every inhalation an inspiration from God." 
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois