Workshop mit Kathy Cooper vom 27. bis 29. März 2015

Die wunderbare Kathy Cooper kommt im März 2015 - genau rechtzeitig zum Frühlingsanfang - wieder zu uns nach Köln, um im Rahmen ihrer Europatournee ihren einzigen Workshop in Deutschland zu geben. Wir freuen uns riesig und heißen sie herzlichst willkommen!

Kathy macht seit nunmehr fast 40 Jahren Ashtanga Yoga und ist inzwischen eine international anerkannte und gefragte Yogalehrerin. An diesem Wochenende will sie uns an ihrem reichhaltigen Erfahrungsschatz teilhaben lassen.

Am Freitagabend wird Kathy ihren Workshop mit einer Pranayama Class starten. Am Samstag- und Sonntagvormittag wird sie zwei Asana-Classes (Led Class und Mysore Class) unterrichten. Nach einer ausführlichen Mittagspause gibt es nachmittags dann Asana Clinics mit dem Fokus auf gutes Alignment, eine Voraussetzung für eine kraft- wie freudvolle Yogapraxis ohne Verletzungen. Diese beiden Nachmittagskurse sind auch für Yogaübende anderer Stile interessant. 

Anfänger wie Fortgeschrittene sind uns herzlich willkommen! Wer besonderes Interesse an der 2. Serie hat, möge sich bitte melden; eventuell wird eine zweite Morgenklasse eingerichtet.

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.


Freitag, 27. März 2015

19:00-21:00 Uhr: Session 1 | Breath Class with a focus on moola bandha and with an introduction to Ashtanga pranayama with kumbhaka (breath retention).

Samstag, 28. März 2015

10:00-12:00 Uhr: Session 2 | Led Class, first series. Kathy will instruct participants through the standing, sitting, back bending and inversion sequences of the primary series.

12:00-14:00 Uhr: Lunch

14:00-16:00 Uhr: Session 3 | Asana Clinics - Principals of alignment concerning surya namskara, standing and some primary series forward bending poses. 

Sonntag, 29. März 2015

10:00-12:00 Uhr: Session 4 | Mysore Style - Students practice the first or second series on their own while Kathy circulates to give hands-on adjustments. 

12:00-14:00 Uhr: Lunch

14:00-16:00 Uhr: Session 5 | Asana Clinics - Principals of alignment concerning back bending poses of primary and second series poses depending on students' abilities. 


Dein Platz ist mit Eingang der Seminargebühr verbindlich reserviert.

Frühbucher-Rabatt bei Anmeldung und Bezahlung vor dem 27. Januar 2015: 150 Euro / 5 Sessions bzw. 45 Euro / Einzelsession

Anmeldung und Bezahlung nach dem 27. Januar 2015: 170 Euro / 5 Sessions bzw. 55 Euro / Einzelsession

Bei Absage bis zum 27. Februar 2015 kann die Workshopgebühr abzüglich einer Bearbeitungsgebühr von 20% erstattet werden. Wird die Anmeldung bis zum 14. März 2015 storniert, werden 50% Workshopgebühr erstattet. Wenn Du nach dem 14. März 2015 von der Anmeldung zurücktrittst, kann die Workshopgebühr abzüglich einer Bearbeitungsgebühr in Höhe von 20 % nur erstattet werden, wenn Du für Deinen Platz eine Ersatzperson findest. 

Kathy Cooper

I have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga consistently for 39 years. David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff of Maui were my primary teachers. They taught me all of the series and pranayama. I also studied with Guruji (K Pattabhi Jois) on many of his extended trips to the US, and in Mysore, India. The inherent wisdom of Ashtanga yoga has led me on a transformative journey. Being present in the body through the connection to the breath and bandhas is the key, which unlocks the blocks. This union is the place where the mental/emotional/physical bodies find their release and begin to unwind. Facing myself daily on the mat, I have opened to the deeper Self, releasing the conditioning of the mind and body. My love of yoga keeps me on the mat daily. It is my teacher, healer and fountain of youth. I feel strong, balanced and happy.

The longing for the deeper truth of life has led me to explore Sufism, Shamanism, Vipassana meditation, and awaken teachers. I have done many retreats over the years. Daily practice has supported this journey impeccably, both in integrating openings and in surrendering to the now. Adyashanti expresses this journey beautifully: “The Spiritual task we are given is a simple one: to attend to that inner spark of radiance, to hold vigil over it until we realize it to be ourself, and to dig up and cast off all arguments we have with its love.”

I have studied for several years with Tony Briggs, a senior teacher grounded in the Iyengar tradition. The integration of the wisdom of alignment has informed my ability to support practitioners to correct and avoid injuries and clarify the engagement of the bandhas. I also practice Jin Shin Jyutsu, a type of acupressure, which is deeply harmonizing. It is a perfect accompaniment to yoga. I bring this informed, deep, long-time practice to my teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment to correct and avoid injuries and move from the inside. My style is practical and hands on. You will receive individual attention, adjustments, and insights to help you deepen your practice.

For more information about my teaching itinerary throughout the world and in Sri Lanka, please visit:


Stimmen zu Kathy Cooper

"I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for 39 years. In that time, I have taught less than a dozen people the entire four series. One of these people was Kathy Cooper. She began practicing with me in 1976. Kathy is a true yogini. Her practice and her personality are beautiful and an inspiration to everyone who meets her. She is as nice a person as you will ever meet. Whenever I am asked to recommend a yoga teacher in the San Francisco area, without hesitation, I always recommend Kathy first. She is the best." David Williams (

"I’ve known Kathy Cooper for approximately 32 years. She is one of a handful of Ashtanga Yoga practioners who has learned the Advanced A and B sequences. She has maintained a consistent practice as well. Kathy is also a gifted yoga teacher who is gentle, compassionate, observant, thorough and kind in her approach to teaching. I have often recommended her to individuals and groups that I have taught Yoga to. Everyone who I have recommended Kathy to as a teacher has been very thankful to meet and work with her." Danny Paradise (

"Kathy is very qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Through years of practice, Kathy has shown her love and understanding of the Ashtanga method taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is excellent at taking beginning students safely into the practice, as well as teaching the more advanced practitioners. I have no hesitation in recommending her." Nancy Gilgoff (

"Kathy Cooper is the Grand Madam of Ashtanga Yoga." Tim Miller (