Chris, N.D. BHS, E-RYT, is an experienced yoga teacher specializing in applied anatomy and physiology of yoga practices. Since 2000 Chris has been teaching yoga and the ‘Yoga Anatomy Show’ on more than 100 accredited yoga teacher trainings in many countries around the world and has conducted numerous workshops on yoga, breath, health and wellbeing. Originally from Germany, Chris was windsurfing professionally before he began studying medicine at Kiel University. In 1993, Chris moved to Australia, where he studied natural medicine. He earned a BHS in Complementary Medicine and advanced diplomas in naturopathy, holistic nutritional medicine, western herbal medicine and homeopathy.
On his yoga journey Chris has been influenced by his friends and teachers. Some of the teachers who have contributed greatly to his body of knowledge are Yogacharya H.S. Arun (Iyengar yoga), Clive Sheridan (hatha kundalini, pranayama), Emil Wendel (pranayama, philosophy), Peter Clifford (therapeutic yoga), Matthew Sweeney, Louisa Sear and David Muehsam (astanga vinyasa), and Judith Lasater (restorative yoga). Chris’ naturopathic background and his passion for yoga led to his specialization in applied functional yoga anatomy. In addition to workshops, he has been developing and teaching curricula for yoga teacher trainings for 15 years. In 2003 Chris co-developed KindaYoga, a method to introduce young children to yoga and health through interactive exercises, storytelling and play via visual media.