Egon Castlunger

 

I grew up in a small South Tyrolean village in the Dolomite Alps (Northern Italy). Early on, I set out to explore nature and spent most of my youth in the mountains. A sporting injury led me to a holistic healing physician in Australia. It was this chance meeting that awoke my attention to the inner and spiritual worlds. After extensive travels through South America, India and Nepal, I decided to leave my family’s business in Italy and pursue my passion for healing and eastern philosophies. I committed to a 4-year education in Germany and became a certified Zen Shiatsu therapist and naturopath. It was at this time that I started practicing yoga on a regular basis. The practice of Yoga has accompained me since the beginning of this journey. Along my yogic path, I have been inspired by Vinyasa,Anusara Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama, Devotional Chanting and Bhakti Yoga - all of which continue to play an important role in my life and teaching. Bringing my great loves together, I now organize and lead retreats which combine yoga, music and outdoor experiences.  My passion for music, especially the guitar, is reflected and incorporated into my classes, workshops and retreats.

studies:

- E.S.I. - European Shiatsu Institute - 1998-2003 (Munich-Milan)
- Heilpraktiker-Institute "Lotz" - 1998-2002 (Munich)
- ZenShiatsu deepening workshops with Cliff Andrews (London), P.Stefanini (Milan)
- Craniosacral therapy - Heilpraktiker-Insitute "Lotz" - Münich
- Yoga extended studies in India (Isha Yoga/Sivananda)
- Yoga Intensive TTC training - (Yogalife - NewDehli/Goa-India)
- Anusara Yoga Immersion trainings I/II/III with K. Ananda
- Yin Yoga trainings with Paul Grilley
- Thailand 2012/2013 RYT 200

- Pranayama and Hatha advanced Trainings with Stephen Thomas
- Personal development/Meditation retreats with Paul Lowe (Australia)
- ASAM-hiking & Snowshoeing guide in Switzerland
- Yin Yoga training with Paul & Suzee Grilley - Mexico 2015 RYT 300

- Transpersonal Psychology & Holotropic Breath with Stanislav Grof. - Spain 2015

Spiritual teachers who inspired me on my journey: Jiddu Krishnamurti, Eckhart Tolle, Paul Lowe, Gangaji, Byron Katie...

Presently I live in Zürich, Switzerland.