Raphaela Schiefersteiner


Raphaela discovered yoga during her studies of architecture, when suddenly from a lack of movement and an unhealthy amount of time spent bending forward over building architecture models was forced to find a way of moving her body that felt natural to her. From the initial necessity of the physical practice Raphaela very soon fell in love with all aspects of the practice of yoga including the rich philosophy. She is fascinated with what such a simple, regular practice can do for you, how it has immediate effects on the way you feel and the way you feel at home in your body.

She is inspired by and grateful to her teachers Carina Hilmar, Beate McLatchie and Bruno Teyssandier, who taught her at Bali Yoga Wien and in 400 hours of teacher training in Bali, Indonesia how to practice and pass on her knowledge of yoga, but also Adriene Mishler and Tara Stiles who introduced her online to a regular practice in the first place.

For Raphaela Yoga is not at all about mastering a certain pose, but about the practice (not perfection!) – a continuative experience of learning acceptance of wherever you are in your state of mind and body in that specific moment, embracing it, and working with instead of against it.  Everyone can do it!