In search of a balance to his professional life,Daniel Heil found yoga practice in 2013 to calm his mind in stressful situations. Through his job in marketing for large fashion companies, he had many opportunities to try out and discover different styles of yoga in the USA and Europe. After 3 years of intensive and regular practice, many books, international workshops and conferences, the time had come when he started his 200h training to become a Vinyasa Flow teacher at "The Yogaloft" in Cologne and completed it in June 2017.
He is convinced that through regular practice and the connection of body, breath and mind, everything else in life also comes into harmony and we can unfold in our true selves.
Meet Beppe! Born in London and now based in Madrid, Beppe started his yoga journey when he was 20 years old and he’s been practicing ever since. Initially he was never planning on teaching and did the yoga course more as a way to develop his own practice. His two greatest passions in life are yoga and languages (he speaks 5; English, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese) and now his full time job is teaching both English and Yoga. He teaches a combination of vinyasa and ashtanga - not as dogmatic as a pure ashtanga class and with all the fun flows from a vinyasa class.
Dennis Wittmann ist 40, in Deutschland und auf Mallorca aufgewachsen und ist seit über 10 Jahren Yogalehrer. Vor Yoga war er in der Musik-Event Branche unterwegs. Auf seinem Weg durfte er unter anderem fast 5 Jahre in einem Ashram verbringen und dabei dem Konzept Yoga begegnen, er durfte mit den bekanntesten Yogalehrern Deutschlands arbeiten und viel von ihnen lernen."Nach all diesen Erfahrungen bedeutet Yoga für mich heute, mir auf eine neue ehrliche Art meiner eigenen Existenz, meinem ganzen Leben zu begegnen. Ein ganzheitlicher Yoga unterstützt alle meine Prozesse und fördert einen Forscher und Entdeckergeist und bietet mir passende Methoden auf physischer, mentaler und spiritueller Ebene, um die entsprechende Gegenbewegung einzuleiten die mich wieder in Kohärenz mit dem Leben bringt."
Marcel is a model, sports journalist, presenter and one of the faces of IKARUS. He maintains a very active lifestyle and has a special passion for bouldering, among other things. We appreciate Marcel for his open, honest manner, his energy and the positive way he treats (everyone). So if you are still looking for an idol or role model in your life, take Marcel!
Zach is originally from California but now lives in Cologne. There he works as a yoga teacher and we were very lucky to meet him.
He is also a face of IKARUS and a great role model for each of us. We love his whole being and he lights up every room he enters. Zach was one of the first people ever to try our clothes in practice. His feedback helped us evolve our pants and make them what they are now. Thanks for everything, bro! 👊
Chris is 28, yoga teacher and personal trainer in calisthenics from Cologne! His journey began with a yoga CD of his mother with pelvic floor exercises. And so he has worked his way from sequence to sequence, from Supta Matsyendrasna to the next - and has become a yoga teacher!
Chris & IKARUS: "I feel absolutely comfortable in the IKARUS outfit and the extra high and wide waistband, which I was sceptical about at first, really gives me a feeling of stability and makes it feel tight! No movement is impossible. There are no more excuses!"
Hélcio comes from Amazonas (Brazil) and has lived in Germany since 2008.
He is a trained yoga teacher (Vinyasa) and Calisthenics athlete. He originally came to yoga for purely "sporting" reasons, but quickly realised that yoga means so much more to him. He was particularly enthusiastic about the positive physical and mental effects of yoga, so he decided to train.
Currently, he is building a community for yogis and yoga teachers with "We Teach Yoga".