Adelheid (Adi) Schneckenburger

By education an economist and scholar of Chinese studies, Adi has been practicing and studying yoga for the past 16 years, Iyengar yoga for the past 10 years.




After completing a Hatha Yoga teacher training in Nepal and studies in Ayurveda and Yoga therapy with the American Institute of Vedic Studies, she has been studying mainly with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani (Yog-ganga Center for Yogic Studies, Dehradun/India), Nanda Kumar (BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia) and has been participating in Yoganusasanams led by the RIMYI in Pune as well as other conventions  and workshops conducted by senior Iyengar teachers (Sri Abhijata, Birjoo Mehta, Jawahar Bangeraji).

With her keen interest in the art and science of yoga she continuously practices and studies on her own and regularly participates in workshops, trainings and conventions with senior teachers of the Iyengar system. In addition, she is currently following the Yoga Darsanam programme at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia.

Always interested in the pursuit of knowledge and truth she has been reading and studying many scriptures on Yoga and Hindu Philosophy, and is presently following the Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course of Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh/India.

She has been sharing her knowledge and giving yoga classes since 2012 and is currently setting up a yoga retreat place in Fulbari/Namobuddha, Nepal



The asana is an enquiry: ‘Who am I?’ Throwing out the parts until only the Self is left. The final pose is ‘I am’
— BKS Iyengar