Ashtanga Yoga Okinawa is a practice space dedicated to the traditional teachings of the Ashtanga Yoga method. We welcome practitioners from all walks of life and from all corners of the world to join us in practice and our community.
Traditionally Yoga was always a personal practice a form of journey within the depths of our own consciousness. In our classes from the day one each student is assigned with his own practice that follows the traditional Ashtanga Yoga system. You immediately become an independent practitioner with respect to your predispositions, history and time on your hands.
Our classes include a dynamic practice of positions (asanas), which within time and devotion will evoke deep concentration and a meditative state. Further along the path you can learn additional techniques such as Kriyas, Pranayama and Meditation. Once a month we meet together to study Yoga philosophy.
The goal of our teachings is to deepen your understanding of all aspects of yoga and how to apply them in your daily life. Yoga is not just a physical practice, but a philosophy and a way of life. Whether you believe in Yoga or not, you will reap the fruits of this practice.
Our classes are taught by Przemek Keppe, a dedicated student and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. Przemek’s teachings are rooted in two decades of his personal practice and the guidance of exceptional teachers. He had the opportunity to study with remarkable yogis and spent entire 16 years in search of his spiritual teacher. Considerable amount of that time was spent in India, where till this day he continues to deepen his personal practice of Yoga under the guidance of his teacher.
Outside the Yoga realm Przemek is first and foremost a loving father and in his free time a passionate photographer. For years, he has been traveling with his family, living a simple life and constantly deepening his practice and understanding of this ancient old tradition.
Przemek turned to yoga as a means of relieving pain caused by recurring injuries. Through two decades of self study, dedicated practice and a non-attached approach, his devotion to the practice and understanding of yoga transformed and deepened. It’s an ongoing and ever-evolving process since 2003, when for the first time he has tried Yoga therapy. As he continued to walk this path, he started to notice deeper changes happening to him beyond the mat. Soon realized that yoga was more than just stretching and exercising. It helped him tremendously with his symptoms of ADHD, immensely improving his mental condition and quality of concentration. Yoga became his medicine for all the sorrows but whenever he stepped out of practice, something was missing, and an imbalance was becoming more noticeable.