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 completed the Yoga Darsanam programme at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia and is a certified teacher in the Iyengar Yoga school.

She has been studying mainly with Nanda Kumar (BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia), Rajiv and Swati Chanchani (Yog-ganga Center for Yogic Studies, Dehradun/India), 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 and regularly participates in workshops, trainings and conventions with senior teachers of the Iyengar Yoga school.

She has been sharing her knowledge and giving classes since 2012 and is the founder of a retreat place on Personal Development in Fulbari/Namobuddha/Nepal.


Sabine Pretsch

Before Sabine’s journey of life led her to Nepal in 2007, she worked as an officer of justice in an audit department of a bank in Germany.




Since 2008 she lives and works in two completely different cultures. Her German home has shaped her in terms of structure, organization, planning, security, analytics and perfection. Her Nepalese home teaches her serenity, patience, acceptance, improvisation, dedication, presence and living in the moment.

For more than 14 years Sabine has been practicing and dealing with relaxation and meditation techniques, the energy centers, meridians and the energy field of humans in the process of preventative health (salutogenesis) for physical as well as emotional well-being. For her, the impact of sound on body, mind and soul plays an important role.

In order to deepen her theoretical and practical knowledge, Sabine took part in various training and seminars (foot reflexology, 5 Tibetan rites, yoga, sound healing, Vipassana meditation, Ayurveda, non-violent communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg). She successfully completed her studies as a sound therapist with Walter Haefner in Bischofsgruen, Germany and the first degree of Reiki with Venerable Lobsang Namgyel in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Sabine shares her knowledge and passion for singing bowls as sound therapist in a physiotherapy practice in Germany and in various workshops and sound healing sessions in 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