Who We Are
Ali Dashti is a Senior Iyengar yoga teacher who is coming from Pune, India, where he has been an apprentice of B.K.S. Iyengar's and an instructor at the Iyengar Institute (RIYMI) since 1986. He also was a student of Osho's as long as the master was alive. In addition to his extensive Yoga education, he holds his Bachelor’s degree in business management.
He is also seen in Gurujis books, "Yoga, the Path to Holistic Health", "Understanding Yoga through Body Knowledge" and "Preliminary Course", and he has also been on numerous Yoga videos.
At ten years old, Kate Beck went to her first Yoga course. After her formation as an Elementary school teacher, she attended the University of Bern to major in comparative religion emphasizing on Yoga and Hindiusm.
She became a Yoga instructor in 1996 and has continued her education in philosophy and Yoga through extended stays at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India.
Kate has led Yoga workshops all over Europe, and has trained Yoga teachers on an international level for many years. She is the international leader for the Teacher Training programs of Patañjali Yoga Switzerland and she is known for her expertise in Yoga during pregnancy and her knowledge about the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.
Eva Baumgartner has been an enthusiastic student of Yoga at Patañjali Yoga Switzerland since her first lesson with Kate Beck in 2005. She followed a teacher training and holds a Level II certificate of Patanjali Yoga Switzerland.
Eva has been teaching a beginner’s class at the school in Bern since 2012. To deepen her understanding of the practice and philosophy of Yoga, she’s regularly attending workshops in Switzerland, Morocco and Bali. Furthermore, she has spent two months at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 2013. She’s currently taking additional training to obtain a Patanjali Yoga Level III certification.
Her expertise as a registered nurse, as well as a Master's in Nursing Science provide her with a profound knowledge of the human mind and body. Besides Yoga, Eva loves the mountains and the sea.
Ali Dashti & Kate Beck, the founders of Patanjali Yoga Switzerland, started to practice and teach in 1986. They have continued their education in Yoga and Yogic philosophy ever since. Today, their knowledge and experience in the subject of Yoga are internationally known and sought after.
In their own “Institute for Yogic Sciences” in Bern, Switzerland, and around the world they have led hundreds of Yoga workshops, and they have trained Yoga teachers on an international level for many years.
They have released the books "Yoga Sādhana, The Art of Sequencing Āsanas and Prānāyāmas" and "Yoga my Love".
Patanjali YOGA Switzerland ° Sickingerstrasse 6 (Hinterhof), 3014 Bern ° phone: +41 79 761 62 16 ° e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org