Gernot Huber, Principal teacher

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Teaching Style

Gernot's classes emphasize breath and alignment in a practice that cultivates joy and encourages playful exploration. His instruction focuses on increasing your awareness and serenity and encourages you to engage your edge mindfully and safely. Gernot combines the best practices from a number of yoga traditions, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Anusara Yoga, for an integrative experience that balances precision with creativity, introspection with bliss.

Classes include pranayama, partner assists, detailed alignment cues, and helpful hints on anatomy and injury prevention. Gernot's teaching style helps you understand the mechanics behind the poses, empowering you to develop and refine your own personal practice.

Click here to read a feature article on Gernot and his teaching philosophy published by shutupandyoga.com.

Bio

Gernot has been practicing and studying yoga since 1996. His yoga background includes Anusara, Iyengar, Forrest, Kripalu, and Ashtanga Yoga, and he holds a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from a Yoga-Alliance-registered teacher training program. Born in South Africa and raised in Germany, Gernot has spent 20 years in the United States as well as significant amounts of time in Argentina and Thailand. Gernot speaks English, German, and Spanish, as well as some French and Thai. He holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and a master's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University.

In his teachings, Gernot draws on a broad range of life experiences that includes working in Silicon Valley, traveling extensively in Asia and South America, volunteering for antiglobalization and alternative-transit non-profits, conducting biological fieldwork in California's Sierra Nevada and Argentina's Pampa, and teaching wildlife monitoring to inner city youth. He also loves bicycling and wilderness travel, and practices Vipasana meditation. His varied life experiences help Gernot relate to yoga students from all walks of life, and help him transmit the essential teachings of yoga in a way that makes them come alive on and off the mat.

Marisa Guptarak, Director

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Marisa was born in the US to Thai parents, and moved to Thailand in 2007. Marisa has been practicing yoga since 2002.

Connie Ruprecht, Product Designer

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Connie is Thai-German and has been living in Thailand for over 10 years. She has a background in Southeast Asian Studies and incorporates local craft traditions into her product designs. Connie has been practicing yoga since 2004.