Stefanie Thunecke, born in 1971, was first introduced to Yoga at the age of 16, when she became enthralled by this ancient Indian practice. She has been practicing Yoga regularly since 2002. The experience of losing loved ones early in her life led her to ask fundamental questions about the meaning of life. On her quest she encountered and learned to value the teachings of Ursa Paul, founder of the "Heilhaus Stiftung" (Healing house foundation), which she became a part of for the past 20 years and working as the founder´s Personal Assistant for 12 years. As part of her work there Stefanie gained extensive experience in working with groups during personal development seminars and workshops as well as receiving on-going training in hospice care and conducting spiritual rituals. One aspect of Yoga, on which Stefanie places great emphasis, is a healthy nutrition. For many years she has been an avid cook using the principles of Ayurvedic
cuisine whose diversity and balance inspires her. Her cookbook „Ayurvedisch inspirierte Küche“ was released in 2020. During her studies of Yoga in India, Stefanie learned about the diversity, complexity and depth of this ancient wisdom. The learned has enriched her life in such a manifold and magical way, that she has founded Yoga Comparto to create the opportunity to share this with other people.
Dorelal Singh Thakur
Dorelal Singh Thakur, born in 1977, holds a “Master of Philosophy” and “Master of applied Yoga science“ from the prestigious Bihar School of Yoga. Under the guidance of his guru Swami Niranjananda Saraswati, he has been passing on the teachings of the ancient wisdom of Yoga since 2005, amongst many other places teaching in Russia for three years and as an assistant professor at the DWD university in South Korea for two years. Dorelal is the global head of the Yoga department at Six Senses, a world-wide, luxury health & life-style group of holiday resorts. When he is not travelling and teaching elsewhere, he teaches at his school in Rishikesh, India, the Rishikesh Yoga School. His main focus is to share and pass on his profound knowledge and experience of Yoga to people world-wide, so that they may learn how to reach beyond the mere physical aspects of this ancient practice. Dorelal’s teachings have helped many people to transform their lives and gain a deeper understanding of themselves, leading them to live healthier, more fulfilled and joyful lives.
Angelika Winkin, born in 1962, started noticing her talent for perceiving subtle energies in her late 20s. She has been able to perceive and transmit energy in an effortless way ever since. Important stages on her way to becoming a healer included training as a birthing preparer, as a naturopath, and training in subtle energy work with Ursa Paul. Since 2011 she has been leading training groups in aura and chakra balance and was a co-worker of Ursa Paul in training groups for subtle healing methods. During her studies in social education as well as a summer semester studying with Paul Watzlawick in Stanford, Angelika acquired and refined her other skill, systemic therapy and constellation work. Further studies enabled her to develop her own style, also helped by training with Siegfried Essen, through whom she discovered a connection between constellation work and spirituality. Angelika accompanies people on their path to healing with clarity, responsibility and empathy. She has been married for 35 years and loves her family, children and grandchildren. Angelika is enchanted by India with all its diversity, colours, sensuality and spirituality, playing an essential role in people’s everyday lives.
Sushant Pandey, born in 1975, holds a postgraduate degree in Yoga Psychology from the world- renowned Bihar School of Yoga, where he worked as a lecturer for four years. In 2006, Sushant joined Ananda in the Himalayas, a famous Spa destination. There, he taught and trained teachers as Head of the Yoga department. In 2010 he was recognized as the Spa Professional of the Year by the prestigious Spa Finder and in 2014 he was voted one of the best healers by Conde Nast Traveler’s magazine. Sushant is a highly proficient teacher of Yoga philosophy, traditional Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. He has conducted retreats and workshops at many Yoga Centres and Spas around the world. Currently Sushant is running his Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. His school offers Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Teacher Training Courses and various retreat programs on Yoga, Meditation, Trauma and Healing.