Kerstin Bilgmann found her passion for yoga in 2006 in Sydney, Australia. While she was doing a PhD in marine and molecular biology, yoga became her life support that gave her the inspiration and strength to keep going in all life situations.

Kerstin is a
kpjayi authorized ashtanga yoga teacher (level 2) and has visited Mysore, India regularly to study at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) with R. Sharath and Saraswati and was fortunate to meet the famous Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2008, Kerstin started studying under Australia's well known certified teacher Eileen Hall in Sydney. 

Kerstinís love for marine biology, in particular dolphin and whale conservation, has taken her to many different places around Australia and overseas
upon completion of her PhD. This gave her the opportunity to study under several certified and authorized teachers including Rolf Naujokat, Mark Robberds, Simi Roche, Youngblood Roche, Andrew Hillam, Russel Case, Heike Katharina Schmidt and Matthew Sweeney. Kerstin also trained under Louisa Sear's 'Yoga Arts' group in Goa, India, and with Australian teachers Clive Sheridan and Rose Baudin. 

Her love for yoga has changed her life. Once stepping onto the mat there was no return and she is ever grateful for having found this practice. Kerstin is passionate about passing on her love for yoga as it is an inner journey to personal freedom and happiness available to anyone. 


Kerstin has taught yoga in Australia, Thailand, Maldives, Bali, Philippines, Goa/India and Europe since 2008.

She expresses her deep gratitude to all teachers she studied under.

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