Yoga Immersion (AYA) with Mark Stephens

Refining your Teacher Techniques

Immersion I, 7-11 September 2020

Immersion I

Refined Teaching of Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

The 5-day Immersion (Monday–Friday, 9:00h–18:00h) expands upon Mark’s third and fourth books:

  • Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques and
  • Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments.

It provides extensive guidance and practice with a variety of refined techniques for teaching asana, pranayama, and meditation to a diverse array of students in different styles of yoga. We will review and deepen our practical application of ancient and traditional understandings of yoga along with the insights of functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology of movement, breathing practices, and the cultivation of awakened awareness.

Each day includes a complete guided practice led by Mark.

Immersion I ist für unser 300+ Training das Pflichtmodul 2020

mit Mark Stephens



9:00h–10:30h: Masterclass/ Guided Practice with Mark 1

10:30-13:00 Theory, Philosophy, Principles, Techniques 


14:00h–17:30h: From Theory to Praxis 1: Standing Asanas Part 1



9:00h–13:00h:    From Theory to Praxis 2: Standing Asanas Part 2


14:00h–16:00h: From Theory to Praxis 3: Cultivating a Strong & Open Core

16:00-17:30h:    Masterclass/ Guided Practice 2



9:00h–10:30h:    Masterclass/ Guided Practice 3

10:30-13:00h:     From Theory to Praxis 4: Arm Support and Arm Balancing


14:00h–17:00h: From Theory to Praxis 5: Back Bends Part 1



9:00h–13:00h:     From Theory to Praxis 6: Back Bends Part 2


14:00h–16:00h:  From Theory to Praxis 7: Seated & Supine Twists

16:00-17:30h:     Masterclass/ Guided Practice 4



9:00h–10:30h:   Masterclass/ Guided Practice 5

10:30-13:00h:    From Theory to Praxis 8: Seated Forward Bends & Hip Openers


14:00h–18:00h: From Theory to Praxis 9: Inversions & Integration


Immersion II

Designing Transformational Yoga Practices

The Weekend Immersion ( Saturday & Sunday 8:30h-6:00h) expands upon Mark’s third book

  • Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes" (in Deutsch given the funny title Yoga Workouts Gestalten).

Rather than teaching a repetitive set sequence such as in Bikram and Ashtanga Vinyasa, and rather than teaching random sequences, here we focus on designing and teaching classes in ways that are informed, efficient, effective, beautiful and integrated, giving practical expression to Krishnamacharya’s idea of vinyasa krama.


• Early Saturday morning is on the nuanced interrelations of asanas, later Saturday morning on teaching pranayama, and Saturday afternoon a collaborative journey into designing transformational and integrated multi-level classes. 


• Sunday begins with a deep personal exploration of where we are in our lives (svadyaya) using guided self-reflective journaling and heart-centered mindfulness meditation. We taps these insights in designing 





8:30h–11:00h:   The Functional Anatomy & Energetic Interrelations of Asanas Within and Between Asana Families


11:00h-13:00h: Teaching Pranayama, Bandhas, and Subtle Energy


14:00h–18:00h: Designing Integrated Multi-Level Classes



8:30h–11:00h: Making Yoga and Teaching More Meaningful: A Deep Exploration of Finding and Manifesting Dharma


11:00h–13:00h: Group Process – Designing Distinct Level and Style Classes (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Ahstanga-based to Yinnish)


14:00h–17:30h: Group Process – Presenting, Discussing, and Refining Class Designs


17:30h–18:00: Closing Discussion and Closing Circle



Immersion II ist Teil unserer 200 h TTC und kann, nur nach Rücksprache, evtl. als Zoom- Übertragung gebucht werden



  • Please send us your registration,  stating the desired immersion/ or the entire training plus your address,  telephone number to
  • We will send you your confirmation and invoice - immediately from receipt of full payment your spot is guaranteed.


  • Bitte schicke uns deine Anmeldung für die gesamte / Teil-Immersion unter Angabe  deiner Adresse+ Telefonnummer an
  • Wir senden Dir deine Bestätigung und Rechnung umgehend zu- ab vollständigem Zahlungseingang ist dein Mattenplatz garantiert.


Wegen der aktuell noch gültigen Auflagen ist die momentane TN- Zahl auf max. 15 im Studio beschränkt, bitte melde dich rechtzeitig VERBINDLICH an- wir arbeiten gerade daran, diese Immersion (I+II) auch online als Hybrid anbieten zu können.


  • Immersion I:

37 Hour module early bird (till 15.7.20):                          €750

37 Hour module normal pricing:                                        €825

  • Masterclass:

each:                                                                        €40

all 5:                                                                       €160




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You will receive a certificate from Urban Yoga (AYA) 37h Immersion with Mark Stephens.

About Mark

California-based yoga teacher Mark Stephens is the author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing (unfortunately titled Yoga Workouts Gestalten in German), Yoga Adjustments, Yoga Therapy, and Yoga for Better Sleep.

Practicing yoga consistently since 1991 and teaching since 1996, Mark has explored deeply in multiple styles yoga. His teaching embodies an integration of ancient to modern yoga wisdom with the insights of modern science.

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Urban Yoga Hamburg

Rostocker Str. 4

20099 Hamburg

Tel. 040/ 307 10 430