The Annual Yoga Summit

T: +49 (0) 8823 18-0


24 – 29 May 2020

with Patricia Thielemann, Pradeep Teotia, Karl Straub, Anna Trökes, Timo Wahl, Nicole Bongartz, Gabriela Bozic, and Johannes Mikenda., During the Yoga Summit, advanced practitioners and beginners alike can experience and get to know the yoga teacher and style that best fit your needs. In addition to the daily yoga classes and workshops, meditations and lectures are also held daily. A delicious selection of vegan, vegetarian and/or Asian dishes is available at all mealtimes. One absolute highlight is the concert featuring Soumik Datta & Friends from India.

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.

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.


Gabriela Bozic
Jivamukti Yoga

Gabriela Bozic is one of Germany's most popular yoga instructors, and also internationally known for her dynamic and passionate way of teaching yoga. Her humorous teaching style is infused with vibrancy and warmth. She holds a degree in linguistics and is one of Munich’s first Advanced Certified Jivamukti teachers, having co-founded the Jivamukti Yoga Centers in Munich. She teaches at retreats, workshops and yoga conferences all over the world, and has been on the permanent team of Sharon Gannon and David Life's international Jivamukti teacher trainings since 2005.

Pradeep Teotia
Pradeep Yoga

“Pradeeep brings great energy and enthusiasm to the Practice and the Group – yet enables anyone of reasonable energy to participate fully – yet be challenged – enabling them to experience Yoga! Throughout He maintains the spiritual traditions of Yoga peppering them with amusing insightful philosophical anecdotes and lively soundtracks! It is rare that those of us who have had the pleasure of practicing with him don’t return for more!! We always leave strengthened physically and mentally and leave on a Higher plane! The Retreats are always in wonderful locations to add to the whole package! Best book soon – you’re in for a treat !” — Nick Sutherland, England


Anna Trökes
Prana Yoga

Anna Trökes has been teaching yoga since 1974, and is the author of more than 30 yoga publications. A big priority in Anna Trökes' classes is a mindful handling of the body. A relaxed yoga practice with many gentle stretches and rhythmic movements helps the fasciae to become softer and more permeable again, allowing the muscles they encase to relax again. The breathing exercises reliably release tensions and resistance in the mind and spirit, so that we can counteract tensions more effectively and lastingly.

Nicole Bongartz
Vinyasa Yoga

With her multifariously inspired yoga classes and workshops, which cannot easily be assigned to any one yoga style, Nicole is certainly one of the most colourful personalities of the German yoga scene. Her classes provide encouragement to try a powerful and courageous approach, and inspiration to leave the beaten track and make your own yoga path even more colorful. Always remaining grounded, warm, and with a great deal of joie de vivre, Nicole stays close to her students and knows how to inspire even the biggest yoga skeptics with great empathy and ease. 


Timo Wahl
Timo Wahl Yoga

Dynamic yoga, but anatomically precise and well-controlled. Classes that are systematically structured to take you deep into asanas that would otherwise be particularly difficult for you. Strenuous, but delightful and inspiring. The teacher's experience and knowledge become tangible in your own practice.

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.

Jutta Däschlein
Jivamukti Yoga

Jivamukti Yoga Retreat with Jutta Däschlein, advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher

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. For Jutta, the implementation of “Yoga = unity” goes beyond the physical practice of asanas. 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.  Jutta lives in Munich and teaches internationally – mainly in Switzerland, the U.S., and France.