Frank Schmäschke - Personal Biography
Frank has been actively engaged in the practice of Ashtanga yoga since 1990. In 1995, Frank opened the first Ashtanga studio in all of Germany and was the operator of www.ashtanga.de. He formed the German Ashtanga yoga community by teaching the traditional style of Ashtanga yoga in the early 1990s. From the very beginning, he was a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga.
Several times he has been to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath in Mysore. Furthermore, he was trained by various instructors such as Derek Ireland, Radha Warrell, Lino Miele, Dena Kingsberg, Nancy Gilgoff, Andrew Eppler, David Swenson, Dona Holleman, Prem (Anthony Carlisi) and Radha (Heather Duplex). Pattabhi Jois authorized Frank to teach the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga system in 2002.
Frank's love and passion for the practice and teaching of traditional Ashtanga yoga have steadily increased over the years. He is thankful for all the teachers and students he has met along his yoga path.