Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner Inspiration Days

with Maxi in Groningen

For everyone who already practices Ashtanga Yoga

3/6, 2/9 and 11/11 


Support your practice, motivation, perspective and know-how, on and off the mat.



Many of you have shared that you love the Ashtanga Mysore Yoga morning classes, have experienced the benefits of your practice, and would like to learn more tools and dive deeper into your yoga journey, beyond of what is possible in the morning classes. You’re looking for inspiration, guidance and support for implementing practical solutions; and for keeping your inspiration for practice ignited.

I hear you. I’ve been there.  

The Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner Inspiration Workshop days will provide you with the practical tools, solutions, knowledge, perspective and inspiration for maintaining momentum on your journey while diving deeper into the journey of the 8 limbs of yoga (Ashtanga yoga). Ultimately these special days of study support your consistency, inspiration, know-how, rootedness in your practice and connectedness to what you are doing.

Nothing beats coming together in a group setting, exploring and studying and sharing time on the path of yoga together for gaining fresh and inspiring perspectives for your practice; the depths of learning and insights go far beyond of what it possible during the morning Mysore classes.

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A study day with me is an opportunity to take space to nourish yourself and your practice. For some it is a deep dive into self-study. For others, it’s a time to gently unfold and soak up the nuggets of inspiration and the magic of the group energy.

One of the benefits of setting this time apart for your study, away from your regular routine, is that we have the possibility to have a fresh look onto what we are doing and why, from a more conscious place. This new found inspiration and perspective we can then integrate into our practice and our everyday lives.

For whom?

The Ashtanga Study days are for all who are currently practicing Ashtanga yoga and who have a zest for diving deeper into the path of yoga.

Foremost, it’s a continued opportunity for all who have completed the Ashtanga Intensive or who are currently in the Intensive to study and come together in this supportive group setting.

Yet, these Ashtanga Study Days are also open for all practitioners who have never joined the intensive. Don’t worry: I will pick you up where you are at for kriya and pranayama; and the asana and philosophy topics will always be relevant and accessible for all practitioners.




These special days of Ashtanga study will take place on 3 June, 2 September and 11 November 2023.

To get the most inspiration, build up on the techniques and integrate all pieces it is recommended to sign in for all sessions. However, we know that not everyone can always attend all days, so it’s also possible to sign in for single sessions – and all sessions can also stand by themselves.



All sessions will take place in our new beautiful shala at Oosterhamriklaan 261a in Groningen.


Topics during the afternoon sessions:

  • Subtle anatomy and how it relates to what we do on the mat and to how we feel off the mat (physically and mentally)
  • Yoga and Ayurveda philosophy and physiology, helping to integrate the right focus, breath and bandhas
  • How we stay inspired about our practice. Connecting to the roots of why you come to your mat.
  • Exploring physical intentions and ideas to help you keep your practice focused, fresh and progressing
  • Practical tools to support your practice
  • Ayurveda & yoga self-care tools

Central Topic / Theme of each Day:

Each study day will have a central theme/topic that will define the morning and afternoon sessions.

3 June: Intro to a harmonious intermediate series for all. Insight  into the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the practice

2 September: Exploring the principles of samasthiti integrity to cultivate more steadiness and harmony on and off the mat

11 November:Maintaining skilfull focus and momentum when life happens. Breath, transition and the vinyasa count

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Schedule during these Study Days


9.00-9.30h Meditation, Kriya & Pranayama

9.30-11.30h: Asana Practice (this can start with a led part and lead into Mysore or a pure Mysore class)

11.30-13.00h Break

13.00-14.15h Chanting, Applied Yoga and Ayurveda Philosophy & Physiology

14.30-16.00h Asana explorations & closing

A few days to prior to the workshop all supplemental info will be sent to you in a pdf.


Meet the teacher, Maxi:

Hi, I’m Maxi (PhD, certified yoga teacher, mom, 600h Ayurveda health counselor trainee ). I know what it’s like to feel lost, imbalanced and hassling through life driven by fear. This was my life until I started to refocus.

Let’s face it, we all navigate through life bombarded by materialistic remedies that promise to cure all our ill-feelings and insecurities but leave us more empty and broke.

The clarity, focus, joy and agency I find through my dinacharya (daily rituals of yoga, Ayurveda and paying attention) are just unparalleled and have greatly helped me take to deep root within myself while cultivating more harmony in my inner and outer world. 

In my teaching I am passionate about empowering people of all walks of life to find better inner perspectives for themselves. People describe me as a compassionate teacher who really connects to everyone individually. In my work I light-heartedly and skillfully combine my extensive experience and knowledge about the human body, movement, brain and behaviour.

During this retreat my wish is to offer you practical yet simple tools and insights to help you feel balanced, anchored from within and in harmony, no matter what comes your way.

Maxi Meissner


Regular rate single session: €100

Regular rate for all three sessions: €277

Special rate for all who previously joined the Ashtanga Intensive (has to be booked by June 17 – sign in through email)

  • Single session for all who have joined the 6 months intensive before or are currently taking part in the intensive: €92.50 (for all who have joined the Intensive before – in case you want to / can only join two sessions, please email so we can apply this price for you for each session)
  • All three sessions for all who have joined the 6 months intensive before or are currently taking part in the intensive: €255

The workshop day of June 3 has already taken place – yet you can still sign in for 2/9 and 11/11. Let me know if you need any help signing up!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy as stated in the terms and conditions:

A participation for a workshop may be canceled only in writing. Cancellations can be done by sending an email to:

The conditions for canceling a retreat are:

  1. Up to 8 months prior to the start of the workshop, a workshop can be canceled with a 100%, with €25 deducted from the refund for administration fees.
  2. Up to 6 months prior to the start of the workshop, a 75% refund is possible (with €25 deducted from the refund for administration fees).
  3. Up to 3 months prior to the start of the workshop, a 50% refund is possible (with €25 deducted from the refund for administration fees).
  4. In the period of 3 months leading up to the workshop no refund is possible anymore, unless there is a documented medical reason shown prior to the workshop.