Yoga Summit

T: +49 (0) 8823 18-0


21 – 26 May 2023

With Karl Straub, Patricia Thielemann, Annika Isterling, André Daiyû Steiner, Jutta Däschlein, Johannes Mikenda, Sound Expert Ushika Muckenhumer and the Maharaj Trio. Discover which yoga style suits you best, or deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga with some of the most renowned yoga teachers.

You will not only enjoy a rich program with daily classes, workshops, meditations, lectures and a concert, but also spectacular spas and great vegan, vegetarian and asian food in restaurants designed to inspire. Just make sure to bring your private yoga mat.

Karl Straub
Karl Straub Yoga

Karl Straub was born in North Carolina in 1965, and was introduced to meditation around the age of 10. He is a former competitive swimmer, dolphin communication researcher, and graduate of Duke University. He worked as a school teacher, artist, and IT consultant, until he made a big decision to leave his IT job and career path in New York City to explore deeper into meditation and yoga. He sold and donated his belongings, set off on an odyssey of 8 years during which he kept no apartment anywhere and traveled just with what he could carry. He studied with many teachers including Zen master Keido Fukushima, the Indian yogi Swami Bua, David Life and Sharon Gannon (co-founders of Jivamukti Yoga), and others, from whom he gathered inspiration to express precision, depth, and humor in his own teaching. Karl has taught at festivals, conferences, and studios in over 40 cities and 12 countries. He currently lives in Switzerland and offers retreats and workshops worldwide.


Patricia Thielemann
Spirit Yoga

“Only if yoga is close to real life is it possible to walk the path to the essential and then return to the world strengthened, re-grounded, and transformed.”

For over a decade now, this Berlin native has been decisively shaping the identity of modern yoga in the German-speaking world. Patricia's sense for the extraordinary, her discipline, and her sensitivity flow into the style that she has developed over the years. She demonstrates impressively that a rich yoga tradition, combined with a contemporary approach, helps people to master the challenges of everyday life in our modern age. The participants of her classes master their yoga practice, as well as life beyond the mat, with renewed strength, visor, and clarity.



Jutta Däschlein

Jivamukti Yoga

Jutta Däschlein has been teaching yoga since 2005 and has been part of Elmau’s team of regular yoga teachers since 2014. She completed her yoga training in New York with the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga® method, Sharon Gannon and David Life, is a trained bookseller, studied communication science, and has worked as an event manager. In her yoga classes, Jutta combines a basic understanding of asanas with flowing vinyasa, pranayama breathing, and movement with a mindful awareness of one’s own body. Yoga is a philosophy and a practical way of life, where practice on the mat can bring us more peace and mindfulness in our daily lives.

Johannes Mikenda

Jivamukti Yoga

Johannes is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, a member of the Jivamukti Advanced Board, and Director of the Jivamukti Yoga School at Elmau. His lessons are designed to convey the essence of yoga in a way that can be used in everyday life. Based on background as a therapist and sports scientist, he teaches individually tailored exercise programs.


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