Principles of Asana Alignment

With Steven Weiss (USA), holistic chiropractor and yoga therapist


Further education course:

Wed. 17 July – Sun. 21 July 2019


Guest lecture as part of the yoga vacation programme:

Wed. 17 July 2019, 8 pm

See below for details


Steven Weiss

Steven Weiss

Further education course: Principles of Asana Alignment

With certificate of participation for 49 training units (45 min each)


Correct alignment in the asanas is based on a specific set of actions, which are the same for all asanas. These physiological facts will be explained with powerpoint presentations and then applied in asanas of the Sivananda practice system, including a variety of partner exercises.



  • Outer Form vs. Inner Action
  • Sitting Well – pelvis and lower back
  • Open and closed hips
  • Align the Central Axis
  • Shoulder Alignment
  • Use upper back muscles to move shoulders and arms
  • The Equator of the body
  • Depth of spinal curves: mobility vs. stability
  • Alignment of Legs and Feet



See "course rates" below


Register for the further education course


Guest lecture as part of the yoga vacation programme:
"Basic Principles of Asana Alignment"

Lecture with Stephen Weiss (USA), holistic chiropractor and yoga therapist.



The daily rates for yoga vacation apply.


Register for the yoga vacation programme


Short biography

Steven Weiss is a holistic chiropractor and nutritionist, yoga therapist and yoga teacher with over 35 years of professional and yoga practice experience.

Course rates

Further education costs: €300
Special rates for students & the unemployed: €285

Online registration and payment.
The registration is valid upon full payment of the course costs.


Accommodation and meals:


4 nights
Dormitory: €148
Shared room: €172
Double room: €232
Single room: €280


All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor's tax per person per night.

Daily schedule

Arrival day, Wednesday, 17 July (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting


Thursday until Saturday, 18–20 July

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 3 pm Course workshop
  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk


Departure day, Sunday, 21 July

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Course workshop
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Course workshop and leave-taking
  • Departure from 2 pm


Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.
All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony. more

What you will need for your stay

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous. 


To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.


Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.


For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.