About Philipp Lemke...

Phil was born in Germany in 1973, where he discovered Yoga and Meditation at the age of 18. After initial Hatha Yoga classes and meditation groups in Hamburg during his last years at school, he decided that... Read more of Phil's CV

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Prânâyâma

For looking at the theoretical foundations of Prânâyâma practice these titles will guide you well:

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga, 1999

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Wise Words

"No man can live happily who regards himself alone; who turns everything to his own advantage. You must live for others if you wish to live for yourself."

- Seneca

 

Professional Development

2009   Working, in the position of Co-Director, for INSPYA's international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Yoga Philosophy, Prânâyâma, Meditation, Âsana & Bhakti Yoga

Working as a teacher and lecturer on Yoga Teacher Training Courses for the WINstitut and INLINE Akademie in Germany (Director for Yoga Philosophy and Prânâyâma)

Working for The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu Practitioner, Instructor for

Therapeutic Qi-Yoga Exercises, Meditation and Nutritional Therapist

 

2008   Working, in the position of Co-Director, for INSPYA's international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Yoga Philosophy, Prânâyâma, Meditation, Âsana & Bhakti Yoga

Working as a teacher and lecturer on Yoga TTCs for the WINstitut and INLINE Akademie in Germany (Director for Yoga Philosophy)

Working for The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu Practitioner, Instructor for

Therapeutic Qi-Yoga Exercises, Meditation and Nutritional Therapist

 

2007   Working, in the position of Co-Director, for INSPYA's international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Yoga Philosophy, Prânâyâma, Meditation, Âsana & Bhakti Yoga

Working for The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu Practitioner, Instructor for

Therapeutic Qi-Yoga Exercises, Meditation and Nutritional Therapist

Continuing Correspondence Course with YREC, Georg Feuerstein, USA in Yoga Philosophy

 

2006   Working for The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu Practitioner, Instructor for

Therapeutic Qi-Yoga Exercises, Meditation and Nutritional Therapist

Working for Yoga Arts' international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Meditation, Prânâyâma, Yoga Therapy & Principles of Shiatsu & Yoga Philosophy

Working for INSPYA's international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Yoga Philosophy, Prânâyâma, Meditation, Âsana & Bhakti Yoga

Working for ISHTA Yoga's Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Yoga Philosophy

Continuing Correspondence Course with YREC, Georg Feuerstein, USA in Yoga Philosophy

 

2005   Working for The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu Practitioner, Instructor for

Therapeutic Qi-Yoga Exercises, Meditation and Nutritional Therapist

Working for Yoga Arts' international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Meditation, Prânâyâma, Yoga Therapy & Principles of Shiatsu & Yoga Philosophy

Working for INSPYA's Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Yoga Philosophy & Bhakti Yoga

Working for ISHTA Yoga's Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for

Yoga Philosophy

Continuing Correspondence Course with YREC, Georg Feuerstein, USA in Yoga Philosophy

 

2004   Working for The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu Practitioner, Instructor for

Therapeutic Qi-Yoga Exercises, Meditation and Nutritional Therapist

Working for Yoga Arts' international Yoga Teacher Training Courses as a teacher for Meditation, Prânâyâma, Yoga Therapy & Principles of Shiatsu & Yoga Philosophy

Continuing Correspondence Course with YREC, Georg Feuerstein, USA in Yoga Philosophy

 

2003   Running workshops in Chinese 5-Element Theory and its application in Yoga

Therapy, also in Moxibustion, and Zen Shiatsu at Yoga Arts

Student at Yoga Arts (full-time 9-months Yoga Teacher Training Course)

Starting Correspondence Course with YREC, Georg Feuerstein, USA in Yoga Philosophy

Three-week Yoga Retreat with Clive Sheridan in Bondla, India

 

2002   Working as a Shiatsu Therapist in Bristol, England, specialising in Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation (Working privately with clients from that background, and doing an internship at the Rehabilitation Centre Chandos House)

Teaching regular Hatha Yoga classes in Bristol, England

Teaching Zen Shiatsu with Simon Moyes (British School of Shiatsu) in Rishikesh, India

International Workshops in Shiatsu, Meditation and Yoga (Ireland, Germany, India)

Two-month silent Meditation Retreat at Gaia House, Devon, England.

Three-week Yoga Retreat with Clive Sheridan in Bondla, India

 

2001   Working as a Shiatsu Therapist in Bristol, England

Working as a Yoga teacher in Bristol, England

Teaching Zen Shiatsu with Simon Moyes (British School of Shiatsu) in Rishikesh, India

One-month Yoga Retreat with Clive Sheridan in Rishikesh, India

Several Retreats in the Inshight Medtitation Tradition

 

2000   Assisting Sakis Theophilos (Zen Renaissance Centre, Sydney) on his Shiatsu

courses in Asia

Teaching Zen Shiatsu, Yoga and Meditation with Simon Moyes (British School of Shiatsu) in Rishikesh, India

Working as Shiatsu Therapist at Karuna Niketan Healing Centre, Varanasi, India

Three-month solitary Yatra (Hindu Pilgrimage) along the river Nârmada in central India

One-month Yoga Retreat with Clive Sheridan in Rishikesh, India

 

1999   Assisting Sakis Theophilos (Zen Renaissance Centre, Sydney) on his Shiatsu

courses in Asia and Europe

Co-teaching Shiatsu with Ansgar Schoeberl (Shiatsu School of Vienna, Austria) in Hungary, also teaching Yoga classes

Teaching Hatha Yoga on the Bodhgaya Vipassana Meditation Retreats of

Christopher Titmuss

Finishing my studies at the Bihar Yoga Bharati with Distinction

One-month Yoga Retreat with Clive Sheridan in Rishikesh, India

Several Retreats in the Inshight Medtitation Tradition

 

1998   Studying Zen Shiatsu with Sakis Theophilos (Zen Renaissance Centre, Sydney) at ‘Om Ha Hara Zen Shiatsu Centre' in Dharamsala (becoming his assistant afterwards)

Studying at Bihar Yoga Bharati, India

One-month Yoga Retreat with Clive Sheridan in Rishikesh, India

Sitting several Meditation Retreats in the Vipassana Tradition

 

1997   Finishing my CTEFLA from Cambridge University with Distinction

Co-managing Dhamma Shikhara Vipassana Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India

Sitting several Meditation Retreats in the Vipassana Tradition

 

1996   Studying English Language Teaching at Cambridge University

Volunteer Work (seva) at Dhamma Dipa Vipassana Meditation Centre in Hereford, England

Sitting several Meditation Retreats in the Vipassana Tradition

 

1995   Co-managing Dhamma Shikhara Vipassana Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India

Volunteer work with disabled children in Amritsar, India

Sitting several Meditation Retreats in the Vipassana Tradition

 

1994   Training to be an assistant teacher for disabled children at the Raboisen Schule for Disabled Children in Elmshorn, Germany

Sitting several Meditation Retreats in the Vipassana Tradition and volunteer work (seva) on several courses

 

1993   Studying Buddhism at Tushita Retreat Centre in Dharamsala, India

Volunteer Work (seva) for Dhamma Shikhara Vipassana meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India

Sitting several Meditation Retreats in the Vipassana Tradition

 

1992   Completed School in Germany (Abitur – Highest Academic Qualification,

equivalent to university entrance)

Hatha Yoga Classes and private Yoga Philosophy tuition with Dr Knut Friess (Sivananda Yoga Tradition) in Hamburg, Germany

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