Ashtanga Yoga, Nadis, and the Nervous System

Eddie Stern, founder of Ashtanga Yoga New York and Brooklyn Yoga Club, is going to come to Freiburg this year in December giving a 4 days intensive workshop. Eddie has been a long-term student of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and has continued to study with his grandson R. Sharath Jois and his daughter Saraswati Jois. He will be in Freiburg to share his deep insight into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and his knowledge of more than 25 years of practicing and teaching in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get to know Eddie, learn from his lectures and be touched by his inspiring chanting.


The lectures will be about the Yogic and Western views of the nervous system. According to the earliest references of Yoga in the Upanishads, the purpose of yoga is to steady the sense organs, and move our awareness inwards towards Self-knowledge, rather than towards the ever enticing and changing objects of the world. In these lectures we will have an overview of the presentation of the Nadis, the different types of nerves, according to Yogis, and their corollary systems according to Western medicine. These two complementary systems are very important for maintaining health, balance of the different systems of the body, our ability to communicate well with others, and find a sense of peace within our own nervous system. The lectures lead toward an understanding of how some of the most inner benefits of asanas, pranayama and chanting are actually activating our nervous system in very interesting ways.

Preliminary Program

The Workshop will start on Thursday morning with mysore style classes. You will get different starting times according to your level of practice. The shala will open ½ an hour earlier. Mysore style classes, the puja and the lectures will take place in our shala, Ashtanga Yogastudio Freiburg, Kreuzstr. 2, 79106 Freiburg.

1 December, Thursday

6 – 11 am       Mysore Style Class

                     Starting times: 6 am, 7.30 am, 8.30 am

6-7.30 pm      Puja

2 December, Friday

6 – 11            Mysore Style Class

                    Starting times: 6 am, 7.30 am, 8.30 am

4 – 5.30 pm   Lecture: Yoga, Nadis and the Nervous System part 1

The Led Classes will take place at Gymnastikhalle (gym), Max-Weber-Schule (Max-Weber-School), Fehrenbachallee 14, 79106 Freiburg.
Please, be there on time!

3 December, Saturday

8 – 10 am        Led Class Primary Series

1 – 2.30 pm     Lecture: Yoga, Nadis and the Nervous System part 2

4 December, Sunday

8 – 10 am        Led Class Primary Series

1 – 2.30 pm     Lecture: Q&A


Full Workshop   270 Euro

One Day           100 Euro

One Class           50 Euro

Your spot in this workshop is safe once the money has been transferred to our account successfully. Choose „Workshop Eddie“ as a title and make sure you cover all the necessary fees.

Bank Account:

Ashtanga Yogastudio Freiburg

Volksbank FreiburgIBAN: DE 56 680 900 00 00 312 69 202


Registration and further enquiries:

Go to and register online or write us an email Please, tell us which mysore slot you would prefer, where you are from and the name of your last pose.

 We are looking forward to meeting you!




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