Hermann Traitteur

Yogaferien mit Hermann

Yogatherapie am Tegernsee

Kurs I – Sonntag, 17.03. – Freitag, 22.03.24
Kurs II -Sonntag, 24.03. – Karfreitag, 29.03.24 

Die beiden Kurse richten sich an alle, die erlernen möchten, wie trotz körperlicher Einschränkungen Iyengar Yoga geübt werden kann.

Die Therapieeinheiten am Vormittag fokussieren sich auf spezifische Probleme des Bewegungsapparates, darunter Knieprobleme, Hüftprobleme, Schulter- und Nackenbeschwerden sowie Rückenbeschwerden.

In den Nachmittagseinheiten steht die Betonung auf regenerativen Haltungen, die sich organischen Problemen widmen, wie Herz-Kreislauf-Beschwerden, Magen-Darm-Probleme, gynäkologische Beschwerden sowie die Phase nach überstandenen Krebserkrankungen.

Sonntag, 17.03. – Freitag, 22.03.24 – Kurs I

Yogatherapie am Tegernsee – Kurs I
mit Dr. med. Hermann Traitteur

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Sonntag, 24.03. – Karfreitag, 29.03.24 – Kurs II

Yogatherapie am Tegernsee- Kurs II
mit Dr. med. Hermann Traitteur 
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Yogaintensive am Tegernsee

Mittwoch, 22.05.  – Sonntag, 26.05.24

Yogaintensive am Tegernsee mit Hermann Traitteur 

Die Intensives am Tegernsee finden jährlich im Frühjahr statt und gehen über fünf Tage. Neben aktiven und fordernderen Asanas werden täglich auch regenerierenden Haltungen und Pranayama geübt.

Der Iyengar Yogaunterricht ist für bereits Iyengar Yogaübende gedacht (mindestens drei Jahre) und ist somit nicht für Anfänger geeignet. Ebenso sollten keine größeren gesundheiltichen Einschränkungen vorliegen.

Voraussetzungen sind u.a. Kopfstand (an der Wand oder frei im Raum) sowie die regelmäßige Praxis von Schulterstand.

Infos zu den Yogaferien

Dr. med. Hermann Traitteur

Mitbegründer und Kodirektor des Iyengar Yoga Institut Berlin.
Dozent für Ausbildung, Fortbildung und Seminare am IYIB.

Hermann Traitteur leitet Yogaintensives wie auch therapeutische Kurse am Tegernsee.

Herausgeber und Autor von mehreren Büchern.



Dienstag, 19:00–20:30, Stufe 1-3, Anmelden
Donnerstag, 09:00-10:30, Sufe 1-2, Anmelden


Donnerstag, 09:00-10:30, Sufe 1-2, Anmelden
Donnerstag, 17:30–18:30, Stufe 1, Anmelden
Donnerstag, 19:00–20:30, Stufe 2-3, Anmelden


Mittwoch, 17:00-18:30, Therapie 1 Klasse
mit Dr. med. Hermann Traitteur u. Elke Gutsell
Teilnahme nur nach erfolgter Anamnese möglich.
mehr Info unter Therapie

Sprechstunde / Anamnesen

Die Anamnesen finden als Onlinesprechstunde, telefonisch oder als Präsenzsprechstunde in der therapeutischen Arztpraxis statt.

Anmeldung zur Sprechstunde:

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oder sie hinterlassen unter 030-28599789 telefonisch eine Nachricht auf Band.

Weiterfüherende Informationen zum therapeutischen Yoga unter THERAPIE.

Seminare und Workshops Mit Hermann


Yogafreitag 120 Min, 16.02.

mit Hermann Traitteur, von 18:30-20:30 Uhr
Für fortgeschrittene Iyengar Yogaübende die ihre Übungspraxis über den normalen Unterricht hinaus vertiefen wollen. 

Ab Stufe 2 (sichere Praxis von Kopf- und Schulterstand)
Kosten: Präsenz / Online 20,- €

• Zur Präsenzklasse im Institut : Anmelden  
• von Zuhause aus: Online teilnehmen

Samstag, 09.03. – Sonntag, 10.03.

Für Lehrer_innen und Fortgeschrittene Yogatherapeutische Fortbildung: Hüfte Theorie und Praxis mit Claudia Böhm und Hermann Traitteur.

Das Seminar beschäftigt sich mit verschiedenen Problemen des Hüftgelenks und wie Yogahaltungen helfen können.
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Sonntag, 17.03. – Freitag, 22.03.24 – Kurs I 

Yogatherapie am Tegernsee – Kurs I
mit Dr. med. Hermann Traitteur

Sonntag, 24.03. – KarFreitag, 29.03.24 – Kurs II

Yogatherapie am Tegernsee 
mit Dr. med. Hermann Traitteur 

Freitag, 10.05. – Sonntag, 12.05.

Theorie Wochenende: Medizin Teil 1  Online-Seminar mit Dr. med.  Hermann Traitteur
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Freitag, 30.08. – Sonntag, 01.09.

Theorie Wochenende: Medizin Teil 2  Online-Seminar mit Dr. med.  Hermann Traitteur
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Samstag, 07.09 – Sonntag, 08.09.

Praxis Wochenende: Aufbaukurs mit Hermann Traitteur
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Samstag, 07.09.

Yogasamstag von 09:3017:00 Uhr
Vertiefung der Übungspraxis mit Hermann Traitteur
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Past Workshops:

„Introduction to Anatomy in Iyengar Yoga Practice“

a Workshop series in 4 parts taught by Dr. Hermann Traitteur, Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Presented by Light of Yoga, Taipei, Taiwan
The Workshop will be taught in English. Optional On-Screen Interpretation to Mandarin by Ruby Wang, an Iyengar Yoga practitioner and specialist in interpretation.
Understand how anatomy is relevant to how Iyengar Yoga is taught and practiced
December 22 and 29, 2023 & January 5 and 12, 2024

Workshops in cooperation with Iyengar Yoga Dallas 

You can access previous anatomy courses on Iyengar Yoga Dallas‘ vimeo page HERE

Dates & Topics:

Yoga Asana Series hosted by Dallas Iyengar Yoga

The Series consisted of 3 themed asana classes:
Creating Compactness, Creating Space and Reaching the Core.

Each class delved into the anatomical principles in various poses, enabling you to understand the mechanics of movement of the body during asana. Hermann began with a short (5-10 minutes) presentation and then the asana session began.

Date, Time, Topic:

October 14, 2023 – Creating Compactness
November 4, 2023 – Creating Space
November 25, 2023 – Reaching the Core

Yoga, Asana, Physiology

Dates & Topics:

Introduction to Physiology & The Respiratory System – November 6th, 2021
The Cardio Vascular System – December 4th, 2021
The Digestive System – January 8th, 2022
The Nervous & Endocrine System – February 5th, 2022

The Urogenital System – March 5th, 2022
The Sensory Systems – April 2nd, 2022
The Immune System – May 7th, 2022

Linking Asana to Anatomy

The Hip: Joint, Ligaments and Movement January 30th, 2021
The Shoulder: Muscles, Joint and Movement February 27th, 2021
The Knees and Elbows March 27th, 2021
The Spinal Column May 1st, 2021

Standing Asanas & Anatomy June 19th, 2021
Forward Extending Asanas & Anatomy, July 24th, 2021
Lateral Exetending Asanas (Twists) & Anatomy, August 21st, 2021
Backward Extending Asanas & Anatomy, October 2nd, 2021

Learn more about me and about my book

Scroll down or click here to learn more about me and about my book “Yoga Asana Anatomy”.

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YOGA ASANA ANATOMY | Dr. Hermann Traitteur

The first comprehensive anatomy textbook catering to the needs of practitioners, students and teachers of Iyengar Yoga.

The book contains the general and specific anatomy of the musculoskeletal system in the context of yoga asana including an introduction to the most common ailments.

About the Book

At the end of the 1990s, Hermann Traitteur began to instruct anatomy and physiology within the nascent German teacher training of Iyengar Yoga. During this time, he developed handouts for the courses as he found the majority of anatomy textbooks too complicated for the purposes of Iyengar Yoga and too difficult to understand for those without a background in medicine.
From this “reader” emerged the German book „Yoga Asana Anatomie“ first published in 2016. It took three more years to realize the English translation, which has gained greater depth and scope due to useful contributions made by Lois Steinberg and others. Geeta S. Iyengar kindly contributed a beautifully written foreword.

Yoga Asana Anatomy aspires to be readable and accessible to those without extensive medical knowledge. At the same time, it is also intended to be a fascinating and informative guidebook for those possessing medical expertise. Technical terms are listed first in English, with the Latin terms following in parentheses.

The texts are constructed so that each theme’s anatomical explanations are coupled with corresponding color pictures. References are made to asana and to pathology, or, different health problems that can arise in the musculoskeletal system. Tips are provided about asanas that can be practiced as preventative measures. Numerous illustrations contribute to the visualization of the explanations. For the sake of clarity and easier reading, each chapter ends with a short summary.

The book begins with a presentation of different concepts of the human, from the natural sciences to yoga philosophy.
The chapter concerning general anatomy explicates such terms as “cell” and “tissue,” and then focuses more particularly on bone, cartilage, connective, and muscle tissues.
Thereafter follow descriptions and illustrations of the ligaments, tendons, and joints.

Practitioners of Iyengar Yoga first learn standing poses, and the poses are initially taught from the extremities. Students are taught to use the arms and legs both to move these appendages and to affect the chest and the rest of the torso. Accordingly, in the following chapters the book first addresses the legs (lower extremity), followed by the arms (upper extremity), and lastly the torso including the neck. The bones, the joints, and the muscles (largest in scope) are presented in that order within each section.

The muscles are described according to their locations and are grouped according to their functions. For example, all muscles that raise the arm or turn out the leg in the hip joint, etc. are described. For each muscle, typical asanas are presented that, for example, strengthen or stretch the muscle. The same is repeated with the muscle groups.

For those who practice Iyengar Yoga, it makes more sense to understand muscles within the context of their groups, because we use groups of muscles to initiate and maintain actions. It is only after muscle groups are understood that it is possible to learn subtle actions based on individual muscles.

The explanations continually return to those found in the standard works of Iyengar Yoga. Asanas are drawn especially from Geeta S. Iyengar’s books Yoga in Action: Preliminary Course and Yoga In Action: Intermediate Course I and should be understood in relation to her instructions. Illustrations are taken from Annette Herrenleben’s book Yoga­übungssequenzen (also published by Yoga Mitte Bücher).

About the Author

Dr. Hermann Traitteur grew up in the southern German town of Munich, where in the late 1980s, he first came into contact with Iyengar Yoga. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he moved to Berlin in 1990, where he studied medicine and began his medical career in an orthopedic clinic. When he was studying medicine in Berlin, he also participated in a Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

Following his certification with the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS), he has furthered his education through annual stays at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India.

In 1994, Hermann Traitteur and Claudia Böhm established Yoga Mitte — the first Iyengar Yoga studio in the former eastern part of Berlin. In the early 2000s, Hermann and Claudia were joined by Annette Herrenleben, who had been studying and assisting under the guidance of the Iyengar family at RIMYI in Pune for more than a decade.

With B.K.S. Iyengar’s blessings, Yoga Mitte was renamed the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Berlin. In addition to teaching regular yoga classes, Hermann Traitteur opened a yoga therapy practice in the same location.

Since the end of the 1990s, he has been a lecturer and assessor within the nascent Iyengar Yoga teacher training programs throughout Germany.

His dissertation, published in 2012, is a study of the effects of Iyengar Yoga on chronic neck pain.

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