Ranja Weis is a Yin Yoga teacher from Munich who is trained in Quantum Yoga, Yin Yoga and Swasthya Yoga. Ranja’s path to yoga is linked to a healing process. After she got really sick at the age of 25, Ranja realized that she needed to change her life. She rejected traditional medical solutions and took a trip to South America instead to seek out a traditional medicine man.

As soon as she had recovered from all the cleansing Shaman ceremonies, Ranja took her first ever yoga class in Rio de Janeiro. From that very first moment on, the inner world exploration and holistic health approach through yoga became an indispensable part of her life.

Seeking more depth of knowledge of the Indo-Tibetan wisdom traditions, Ranja went to India. Ever since, she has been sharing her experience and insights with the people around her.

“I find it especially fulfilling to help others find more self-awareness and ways to heal from illnesses.”

Here are Ranja’s inspiring workshops at the conference:

Yin Yoga

This practice on Friday, May 24th will consist of a balanced sequence of yin positions which stimulate all main meridians. In doing so, we draw attention to the emotional level, and according to the principles of shadow work, also allow the supposedly negative emotions to be seen and felt. Only by solving and accepting these unloved parts in us can we unfold and live true to our values. If we want to mature into living, compassionate beings in a time of growing challenges to help shape the necessary change, we need to be present in our strongest and freest version. Yin Yoga can help us in this process of personal growth.

Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

On Saturday, May 25th, we practice a short Yin sequence to prepare ourselves for an extensive Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is an extremely effective technique of deep relaxation, which acts like a “reset” button on a computer and lets the whole system set back to zero. Body, mind and soul can rest and regenerate. In this special form of Yoga Nidra, we practice the deep feeling and quick release of emotional pairs of opposites (anger – joy, sadness – love). This will help us to develop our (self-) compassion while learning to keep our inner balance and create a space where clarity, compassion, and closeness come together.

 


Ranja will teach on Day 1 and 2 of the Berlin Yoga Conference.
Find her schedule here.

For all our German readers, here’s a brief introduction video from Ranja herself.