Miriam began her yoga education in 2005. In the following years she has devoted thousands of hours to practice, study and, in the last five years, to teaching. The lineage of her teachers is Kashmir Shaivism.
Teaching a breath-focused hatha yoga practice, which uses krama, or cycles, to create the conditions for yoga, yolking or union to occur, Miriam's classes are technical, philosophical, powerful and gentle.
She is passionate about sharing yoga with great respect for the South Asian culture it comes from. For her this means using Sanskrit words (pronounced correctly!) and incorporating philosophical and textual wisdom into classes wherever possible. It means that her lifestyle is built on integrating yogic principles into the every day.
She is a 500-hour E-RYT with thousands of hours of teaching experience. Miriam teaches in international YTTCs (Yoga Nidra, Philosophy & Ayurveda) and at yoga conferences throughout Europe & Asia.
In studio classes she teaches Classical Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, YIN Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Insight Meditation & Yoga Philosophy.
For two years she was senior resident teacher at Orion Healing Centre.
Later a senior teacher at ATHAYOGA, Zurich.
Within her work for womxn, Miriam teaches a yoga designed specifically for menstruating people. In her private practice work she often applies Cyclical Yoga in a therapeutic context.
Cyclical Yoga is designed for the menstruating body. It includes krama or sequences for the different phases of the menstrual cycle. It pays particular attention to the way bandhas and pranayama affect the uterus and cervix. It centres the experience of menstruating bodies, understanding how yoga practices which do not change with the body throughout the month can be limited, even damaging, for practitioners.
The next opportunity to practise & learn cyclical yoga is at Miriam's Moon Temple Retreat, May, 2020. Read more about it here.