About The Teacher

Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Gernot Huber teaches yoga workshops and retreats worldwide. Gernot has developed a teaching style that incorporates insights from Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Forrest, and Kripalu yoga, from yogic and Buddhist philosophy, and from Western anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience. He skillfully integrates down-to-earth discussions of breath, alignment, anatomy, and awareness to convey the key concepts of yogic philosophy with clarity and humor to practitioners of all levels. Gernot helps his students maximize the benefits of their practice by emphasizing the mental dimensions of yoga as well as the physical, and the intricate connections between both. 

Gernot was born in South Africa, grew up in Germany, and has spent most of his adult life in the US and Thailand. Drawing on a broad spectrum of life experiences that range from working in Silicon Valley to teaching wildlife monitoring to inner city youth, Gernot relates with natural ease to students from every walk of life. Gernot has been practicing and studying yoga since 1996, when a co-worker at their Silicon Valley startup offered to teach him Ashtanga vinyasa and pranayama during lunch breaks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and a master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. Gernot loves cooking, eating, reading, bicycling, and wilderness travel, and practices monkey acro yoga with his two young sons.

Gernot writes for Asia Wellness Magazine, and has been featured on (contact info blocked) ((contact info blocked)) and the J Brown Yoga Talks podcast ((contact info blocked)2018/3/gernot-huber).

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