Welcome to Bunyji Yarrila Yoga!
Giinagay! Namaste! Aho! Satnam!
My name is Ilka and I am a certified Yoga and AcroYoga teacher. Since 2011 I have been teaching Hatha Vinyasa, Kundalini Yoga, Yin as well as
AcroYoga. For circa 10 years I lived a modern nomadic life style, which has enabled me to train with many world renowned yoga teachers and masters. After this long period of travel and roaming
the planet I have now settled in Australia in beautiful Gumbaynggirr territory, that I have been invited to call jagun (homeland) and where I have started to teach yoga very recently. I pay my
highest respect to all Gumbaynggirr people and the traditional custodians of Australia.
Originally, I am from a small island in the North of Germany, where I used to teach yoga on a regular basis and where I also organised an anual AcroYoga Festival. This - prior to COVIT - had grown into Northern Germany's largest AcroYoga gathering. In addition, my extensive travels have enabled me to teach yoga and AcroYoga workshops in various parts of the world, in countries such as Switzerland, Austria, England and Scotland, Bali, India, and now Australia.
My classes are characterised by a lot of empathy and sensitivity, and they also demonstrate clear concepts infused with humour and spirituality. Due to my previous job as a vocational and language teacher (MEd Higher Secondary/Tertiary - Vocational) I have a thorough background in adult education as well is in the field of Life Long Learning (LLL). I also have sound knowledge in second language acquisition as well as empiric, theoretical and practical experience in setting up bilingual learning environments based on the idea of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Further, dance, chanting, mantra, tantra, yoga philosophy and shamanism are areas that fascinate me and that regularly find their way into my yoga classes. Lately, with the help and support of my beautiful husband, a Gumbaynggirr man, I have been experimenting with creating bilingual yoga classes in English and Gumbanyggirr in order to help revitalise the original language of this land and at the same time foster embodiment of this ancient language and the very spiritual practice of yoga.
Please come and join us at "Bunyji Yarrila Gumbaynggirr Infused Yoga" every Sunday morning at 9 am on Stuart Island in Baga Baga (Nambucca Heads, NSW).
"Bunyji Yarrila! - Rise and shine" ♥
I am currently teaching a Sunday morning class at 9 am on Stuart Island in Nambucca Heads.
This is a gentle hatha yoga flow that is accessible for anyone at any level. No previous experience or knowledge in yoga is necessary to join this class.
The class is called "Bunyji Yarrila", which means "Rise and Shine" in Gumbaynggirr.
This bilingual yoga class is held in English and Gumbaynggirr.
Gumbaynggirr is the original language of the Nambucca area.
Get in touch!
Please get in touch if you have any questions, would like to know more about me or my events or want to book a private class or a shamanic healing