I’m very honored to present to you this article in the series of “Berlin Yoga Conference Presents”, dedicated to a very special story of Dieter Gurkasch, the founder of Y.u.M.i.G. e.V

Photo: Axel Hebenstreit | Lichtseelen

Some background information first.

When I first planned the program for the Berlin Yoga Conference, I invited teachers exclusively from out of town. My idea for this was the following: Berliners already had access to these amazing Berlin teachers, so why not bring the teachers from other cities and countries then? Furthermore, I even set a specific ration of national (German) VS international (from outside of Germany and Europe) teachers to be 50/50, which is still very much the case.

However, with time I realized that my thinking was not wholistic. Since I wanted this to become an international yoga event that reflects on the local yoga community, I needed to get the Berlin teachers on board, to give them a chance to present themselves to an international audience and to get them involved in this major Berlin yoga happening. This is how the idea for the Berlin Yoga Conference Festival Program was born.

Photo: Axel Hebenstreit | Lichtseelen

DIETER GURKASCH | Certified Yoga  & Meditation Teacher

Today, Dieter Gurkasch works as a yoga teacher and life counselor all over Germany and also in the neighbouring countries, giving courage to those people who would like to redesign their lives and develop inner freedom.

He is co-founder and board member of the non-profit association “Yoga and Meditation in Prison” (YuMiG) e.V. and organizes, among other things, therapeutic yoga offers as well as motivational workshops for imprisoned people. Dieter Gurkasch offers readings, lectures and yoga workshops throughout German-speaking Europe and is unique in his biography of a yoga teacher.

His motto “Be free wherever you are” expresses the essence of his message, which he conveys in numerous workshops and coaching sessions. The ability to gain inner freedom, no matter how external circumstances are, is the main element of Dieter Gurkasch’s work.

For this he has put together different methods from yoga – paired with his own transformational energies to support and accompany people on their personal path to freedom.

His extraordinary energy potential quickly reveals his master-power and ability to change, allowing his counterparts to set themselves up confidently – on the way to a fearless and energetic life in freedom.

Dieter Gurkasch, who mastered this path, is a living example of all those people who themselves want to become masters of their lives. “Yoga works” – with Dieter Gurkasch.

Photo curtesy of Dieter Gurkasch

Workshops at the Berlin Yoga Conference

Dieter will be teaching the following class at the Berlin Yoga Conference May 24-26:

Five Tibetans and Y.u.M.i.G. e.V Discussion | 8:00-9:30 | Sunday, 26.05

In this workshop, you will be taught and practicing the yogic practice of the “Five Tibetans®” as classically taught in accordance with the energetic mode of action.

Yoga is a source of energy that enables us to find our way back to ourselves and our very own sinner power. Especially effective for this transformation process is a daily practice of yoga, deep relaxation and meditation. But who in our challenging and fast-moving time has the opportunity to invest one or even several hours in the practice every day? Therefore, the exercises of the “Five Tibetans®” can be very beneficial, because they enable the participants in a very short time (about 15 minutes daily) to integrate an effective and energizing technique into their daily routine. After just a few days, each practitioner will experience a significant improvement in his or her physical and mental well-being and will be able to cope with everyday life with an increased level of strength and joy. With consistent practice, the great transformative powers of this yogic technique will soon become apparent.

The best example of the great transformative power of the “Five Tibetans®” is the life story of Dieter Gurkasch himself, who by using these exercises, was able to change from a violent convict to a consciously living and lovingly acting yogi.