Yoga Orchid - Regina Kershbaumer

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Regina Kerschbaumer - Senior Yoga Teacher

Regina Kerschbaumer

About Me

Where it all started

Hi, I’m Regina (Regi) Kerschbaumer the creator and founder of Yoga Orchid and Yoga Orchid Yinstitute (the yoga teacher training arm of the business.)

I was brought up in South Africa, and I travelled to Israel, Turkey and Europe after finishing my studies. In 1990 I met and married my German / South African husband, Andreas in London.

After attended my first yoga class in 1997 I was blown away by the intensity of the workout. As a mother of two toddlers at the time, I needed physical exercise as well as something to ground myself mentally and emotionally. Through yoga, I found balance, better health and an inner stillness. It strengthened my body and allowed me to simultaneously relax and focus.

“I found yoga, or yoga found me, and I have never looked back.”

When my teacher retired in 2003, I realised that yoga had become a way of life and I wanted to help other people share the experience. So, I decided to train as a yoga teacher.

In September 2006 – after two years of teaching Iyengar inspired yoga (500RYT) and two decades as an alternative therapist – I met American Yin Yoga Master Paul Grilley and his wife Suzee during a week-long Yin & Yang Yoga teacher training course. I felt as if I had discovered the ‘link’ between my knowledge of meridian therapy, reflexology and yoga. And realised my true calling in Yoga – as a Yin Yoga teacher.

 

My Yoga Style – Yin and Yang Yoga  / Yoga Nidra and the Chakras

My unique yoga style now blends both a Yin sequence of long held poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with a Yang Practice – a gentle flow and standing postures. Although I practice both Yin and Yang styles of yoga, I especially like to teach Yin yoga as the deep stretching and long holds provide a meditative practice. It really opens the body and provides a space to explore the body’s inner landscapes.

My Qualifications

Karuna Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (Iyengar Inspired) – October 2005

Yin Yoga Training Program (Lead by World Renowned Paul Grilley) – August 2009

Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Program 2 – June 2013

Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Chakra Theory – September 2015

Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Advanced Teacher Training – July 2016

Chakra Vinyasa: Liberating the Body Mandala and Tending the Sacred Fire – June 2011

Human Dissection Workshop (Somanautics Workshops) – July 2011

Insight Yoga Teacher Training – May 2014

Insight Yoga Teacher Training (Intensive / Mindfulness and Inner Practices in Yin Yoga) – April 2017

Insight Yoga Teacher Training (Level 3 Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Warm-Hearted Awareness in Yin Yoga) – April 2017

Insight Yoga Teacher (500 Hours) – November 2018

Hoffman Process (Body, Intellect, Emotions and Spirit and has found true understanding with compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and love – July 2018

Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Chakra Theory and Meditation – August 2019

Yoga Nidra – October 2019

Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy – September 2020

 

 

I am also a qualified Beauty Technologist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist and currently practice as a Bowen Therapist and Hypnotherapist. I have a thirst for knowledge and I am always adding to my professional expertise with additional training and development.

I regularly attend yoga teaching courses in the UK and abroad to keep my teaching inspired and up-to-date. I derive great physical satisfaction from yoga but also, more importantly; it helps me to deal with life’s twists and turns. My biggest hope is to inspire my students, as other teachers have inspired me.