Hatha-Yoga after B.K.S. Iyengar
at relax & move
We are Amberg's leading yoga center teaching classical Hatha yoga courses developed by the world-renowned B.K.S. Iyengar (14 December 1918 - 20 August 2014). Our center also offers countless wellness and therapy options available in our adjoining physical therapy praxis.
Our elegant yoga center has been thoughtfully designed with exquisite detail to enhance your yoga practice.
The floors and walls are made of oak and the lighting is filtered through Himalayan salt crystals providing a perfect environment for yoga.
In addition to our weekly courses, we offer the possibility to participate in an extensive selection of yoga seminars which range from beginner to teacher training in Germany and abroad.
Our highly-qualified yoga instructors are in continual advanced training and so all of our courses fulfill the requirements for partial reimbursement from the statutory health insurance system.
We use only high quality props which help facilitate learning and our facilities include changing rooms with lockers.
We have specifically chosen natural materials in the construction of our yoga center. The floors and walls are made of brushed oak panels in additon to natural stone. Our unique lighting system made of Himalayan salt crystals and spanning and area of 20 square meters provides an optimal interior climate, illuminating the room with a spectacle of light and color.
Natural light fills the yoga studio as a result of its picture windows. With the help of a remote-controlled shading system the room can be flooded with light of shaded according to one's needs.
The evening classes boast a special lighting atmosphere which is captured behind Himalayan salt crystals and dimmed lighting sources which permeate the floor and walls.
Our quality service provides our students with the necessary props such as yoga mats, etc. We are conscious about the sources of our products and try to use yoga props which are made in Germany according to organic standards. When this is not possible, we provide props which have been tested for harmful substances.
Our classes often use the integrated Yoga Wall which was custom built by Peter Zirnstein and is often used in the United States. Certain positions that may be difficult for novice students to master are made possible by the use of the Yoga Wall. Even advanced students profit from the chance to better their alignment and posture with the Yoga Wall. Martin Zilbauer is the leader of the training program for the Yoga Wall system in Europe.
Wellness & Physical therapy
We offer our students the possibility to use the adjoining Praxis for Physical Therapy which is managed by Martin and Angelika Zilbauer. Changing rooms with lockers are also available in the praxis. Ample parking spaces are located in the Marien Parking Garage for your use in addition to the center's parking spaces available to our students and patients.
Founder of relax & move and practicing pysical therapist since 1999.
Martin spent over 6 years in Asia and India studying yoga. He continues to strengthen his practice by participating in advanced training and teaching in Germany and abroad. Martin makes annual visits to India where he received his Iyengar Yoga teacher certification from B.K.S. Iyengar in person.
Dakyoung Ha spent many years in Buddhist cloisters in her native Korea. She completed graduate coursework in the Indian Philosophy and Buddhism program at the renowned University of Pune. where she lived for 7 years. During her studies, she was also a student of yoga at RIMYI where she met her husband, Martin Zilbauer. Dakyoung is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Manu is a psychologist and studied yoga and yoga therapy intensively in Berlin and India for several years. He teaches traditional Hatha Yoga for people of today and values a balanced and holistic practice. His classes flow through systematic sequences and are as harmonious as they are powerful.
Doris is a proud mother of three children and successfully completed her children's yoga training with Thomas Bannenberg. She has a long histoy of teaching and has completed certification in relaxation pedagogy. Additionally, she has spent over 20 years as an exercise coach for children's physical education clubs and has further special training for ''toddler sports''.
Christine attended teacher training for children and teenager yoga at Thomas Bannenberg in Heidelberg. She is herself the mother of a teenager and works as an educator in a children's home in Amberg.
"Yoga makes me feel my body more, lets me stay with me and I feel free to relax."
Matthias has been practicing Iyengar Yoga intensively since 2012 and has spent time studying in India both in Pune at RIMYI and in Rishikesh at Patanjala Yoga Kendra. He has been joining the multi-year training to become an Iyengar Yoga Teacher with Margareta Eckl and Michael Forbes for a long time and also intensively attends further education courses at various other yoga teachers.
Iyengar Yoga workshop with Usha Devi (India) from 22.07.2022 - 24.07.2022
Usha Devi has been living in India since 1985, serving at Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas in Rishikesh. In 1993, she began to study yoga with the world famous Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar "Guruji". She spends several months each year at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. Her ironic sense of humor and her forthright common sense contribute to making her something of a legend in the Yoga community.
A List with recommended accomodations for the workshops are here!
Yoga Wall workshops in Europe
Martin spent more than 6 years in Asia and India in order to intensively study Iyengar Yoga. He is also the leading training supervisor in Europe for the Yoga Wall, a wall rope system which is based on the use of wall ropes by B.K.S. Iyengar.
In 2018 there will be workshops in Brussels, Altenburg, Helsinki, Zurich, Geneva, Malaga and Strassbourg.
For more informations and registration: Click here !
Based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, Iyengar yoga is one of the most widely practided forms of yoga throughout the world. Iyengar was one of the most improtant pioneers in disseminating yoga to the Western world and made it accessible to those independent from their bidily and cognitive capabilities. His teaching methodology was progressive and methodical. Iyengar yoga teaches security, posture and self-awareness. Even after minimal practice one can begin to see its positive effects.
Certain asanas (postures) are specifically held so that the student can see its physical manifestations. The body, in turn, becomes strengthened and balance is restored. The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.
Iyengar Yoga uses props such as blocks, straps, chairs and much more as aids in performing the asanas correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or strain and making the postures accessible to both young and old.
Though the use of these helping aids the student can obtain a deeper practice in the asana. Mr. Iyengar revolutionized the art of yoga with the use of these props and laid the cornerstone for yoga's therapeutical effects. In the magazine, Fit For Fun (12/1994) Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt, a well-known Sport`s Medicine Practitioner, explains that "...not wanting to criticize the other schools of yoga, I would like to make a plea for Hatha-Yoga in the tradition of Iyengar: this method is anatomically precise and a radical body work."
Subsidies from the statutory health care system
Our courses fulfill the strict regulations mandated by the statutory health care system. Therefore, you are entitled to a reimbursement from your health care provider. With the purchase of a 10-class drop-in card and fulfillment of 10 lessons, you will receive a participation certificate that can be redeemed with your health care provider. For further specifications, please download our current price list or contact your health care provider.
Options for those without subsidies from the statutory health care system
In the event that you are privately insured or have used up your options with your health care provider, the following two options are available.
The most flexible payment option is the point card system. The point cards offer comfort, security and flexibility allowing the student to choose the number of classes they attend and share points with family members. In addition, the points are valid for a three year period.
The second and most cost effective method for regular course participation is through a six or twelve month membership. Monthly membership offers you the advantage of paying the lowest price for courses.
Please note that membership is the only possibility for children`s yoga courses.
''I`ve been personally introduced to every muscle in my body and have learned to relax. The best thing to do after a day at work.''
Sebastian Wiesgickl, Hahnbach
''Martin proceeds cautiously and steadily with his students. He builds up the body systematically-leaving nothing to chance. He combines the simple with the difficult-always making it a pleasure to practice with him. His corrections are delicate.''
Alexandra Gürtler, Georgenberg
''Wonderful possibility to unwind and block out the outside world.''
Beate Kelbel, Fensterbach
''Yoga is the best thing I have experienced in the last few years. I never want to stop.''
Franz Schmid, Kümmersbruck
''Yoga teaches me to take life as it is and to live in the moment.''
Dr. Daniela Schnelke, Amberg
Everyone is considered; for all something to learn.
Jenni Haufe, Lauterhofen
It`s always an adventure!
Marion Mack, Amberg
''Yoga with Martin is absolutely wonderful. It saved me from a herniated disk operation.''
Robert Seel, Amberg
''Iyengar yoga makes my body feel great. In the yoga classes, I have the opportunity to "recharge my batteries". I`ve brought more awareness to my body and life as a result of my yoga practice. The beginner`s class has greatly guided me through my recovery from a herniated disk operation and I feel well looked after. I`m happy to habe the chance to say thank you.''
Petra Zeidler, Amberg
''Perfectly structured courses, competent and motivated teacher.''
Viktoria Höps, Hahnbach
" An asset for Amberg! Iyengar yoga is profound and satisfying.''
Dr. Ursula Klupp, Amberg
"Yoga gives me the opportunity to take the hectic pace out of my day and through attention and concentration gives me the chance to look within... - and what luck to find guidance and stimulation in such a persuasive teacher."
Nicole Röhnert, Hahnbach
"Everyone is considered; for all something to learn."
Jenni Haufe, Lauterhofen
''Before I started yoga, I was never so relaxed and focused - thank you so much Martin!''
Fatma Franke, Amberg
''The clear mind, the precise guidance, the skilled demonstration of the asanas, the attentive corrections, the considerable planning of lesson sequences, the calm voice, the receptiveness in integrating youth in the lessons, and last but not least the humor and patient response to questions: all this defines Martin`s lessons."
Kerstin Klug, Amberg
"Yoga with Martin is for me balance, life, health and energy."
Sonja Hartinger, Amberg
''Very intense and precise work. Great studio.''
''Yoga helps me get rid of my school-related stress.''
Johannes Rellig, Neusäß
''Never before so relaxed - great teacher!''
Sandra Jana, Amberg
''Yoga helps me develop my body and mind. With Martin it is always entertaining.''
Maria Peter, Lintach
"Yoga gives me strength and energy. Although it is often strenuous, it is always fun and strengthens my body, mind and soul!"
Gisela Spangler, Pilsheim
"Extremely recommended in any stage of life. Yoga with Martin gives me a wonderful feeling, inner peace and absolute relaxation."
Tanja Bochinski, Amberg
"Never before so relaxed - great teacher!"
Sandra Jana, Amberg
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