YOGA practice with Kristina

A typical problem for violinists is a development of pain in the shoulder or lumbar region, because of the posture. I sometimes suffered from pain in the shoulder gurtel and my left arm. So at one point, I decided to learn more about anatomy and to solve my pain issues with the right kind of Yoga practice. My first steps in Yoga I already made in 2008, practicing with different teachers in Germany and later on in Portugal. But then in 2019, I decided to dig deeper, attending a teacher training at Shift You in Lisbon and was absolutely amazed about the positive results!

During this 250-hour teacher training, the pandemic broke out, but Shift You managed really well to continue teaching online. At that moment, it was actually my salvation, because it kept my mind and body active, I practiced almost every day and studied for the final exams, which I successfully completed in July 2020. Since then I have been teaching yoga to individual students and groups, focusing on flexibility, strength and breathing.


Corporate yoga is used by many progressive companies around the world to reduce stress in the workplace and promote employee well-being.


For the employee

A regular weekly Yoga practice helps to relieve head, neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and workrelated injuries from repetitive motion and sedentary job environments. It also improves alertness and productivity and ability to react more calmly in demanding situations. Reduced to one sentence, it reduces stress, anxiety & depression, improves concentration, decision-making skills and ability to multi-task.

For the company

Motivated, focused employees who are less likely to suffer from musculoskeletal dis-orders and back pain. More than 25% average reduction in health-care costs, thereby improving their bottom line. (American Journal of Health Promotion)


  • Location: At your workplace! No more excuse!
  • Timing: 45/60 minute Yoga sessions (day and frequency to be agreed upon)
  • Objective: Focus on stretching, strengthening, relaxing and back alignment postures along with supporting breathing techniques
  • Conditions: A room with enough space for all participants, good ventilation
  • Material needed: Yoga mats (can be provided, if needed), clothing that provides enough freedom of movement
  • No experience needed


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