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Dennis Constantin

Founder of Yoga Holistic Education

Dennis was born and raised in Germany and used to work as an actor for more than 10 years. But before even realizing it, the busy and demanding lifestyle has brought him on the road to burnout. On the search for healing, he started visiting an ayurvedic doctor and dived deeply into the world of ayurveda and yoga. This experience completely changed the way Dennis looked at these ancient practices: they are much more than just physical exercise, they are an inward journey with the potential of deep healing.

The wish to study and learn yoga and ayurveda from the source, made Dennis enroll in a 3 year long Iyengar yoga teacher training, a traditional yoga style that is very pure and alignment-based. At the same time, he was following a foundational course in ayurveda. This has been a life-changing experience: the seeds of the ancient teachings had been planted and started to grow.

Dennis dived deeper into the art of pranayama (breathwork) at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in India, and he continued his ayurvedic studies with a nutrition course at Delight Academy Amsterdam. Dennis took courses on the ancient scriptures like the Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, and Bhagavad Gita with Edwin Bryant and Ram Dass. At the moment, he is studying vedic counseling with Dr. David Frawley and jyotish (vedic astrology) at Dirah Academy.

Dennis’ classes are accessible to everyone. Everybody has different needs, and the postures can be adjusted accordingly – for example with the help of props like blocks or straps. Yoga is more than just asana (posture) – a fact that cannot be emphasized enough. Starting with the physical body, one proceeds to the subtle sheath of the breath and finally touches the even more subtle sheath of the mind, reaching awareness and mindfulness of the whole – this is the goal of yoga.

 
In a nutshell, here is a selection of what I learn(ed):

 

Vedic Counseling Course 2021

at the American Institute of Vedic Studies (US)

Pranayama: Conscious Breathing for Body and Soul 2021

at Kaivalyadham Institute, Lonavla (IN)


Ayurvedic Nutrition Course 2020 - 2021
at Delight Academy, Amsterdam (NL)

 

Yoga Ayurveda Therapy Program 2017

with Manuela Heider de Jahnsen, Berlin (DE)

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training 2016 – 2018 
at Iyengar Yoga Akademie, Cologne (DE)

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