MMAG. (FH) JOHANNA TSCHOL
Born on 13 February 1986 in Innsbruck
So who am I? My friends would describe me as a person who “has ants in her pants” and who is “open-minded towards others”, my fiancé as “caring mother and partner”, my parents as “loveable and ambitious”. I would describe myself as “ambitious” and “eager for knowledge”. I think that I am a complex personality with as many facets and qualities as the roles I play in my life.
After I had completed two business studies degrees, my urge for knowledge in the academic field was satisfied, at least for the time being. Exercising has always been a means to find some balance between my demanding working and personal life. So I asked myself, “Why shouldn’t I share my passion with others?” I started by becoming a pilates trainer. What fascinates me about pilates is that you can train your body without using any gym equipment and that your body responds positively to this training in next to no time. Following that, I completed my education as a mental trainer for adults and children. I simply love to guide people on their mental journey and I feel inspired by the positive energy evolving during every single session. Through mental training I found my way to yoga. For me, Yoga is not only a way to explore my inner self, but also provides me with strength, stretching and balance. Body and mind are equally challenged. Yoga helps me to get my balance back. I completed my yoga teacher training with Jacqueline Chiodo and became a certified yoga teacher for children (from kindergartners to adolescents) after I had completed my training with Susanne Eichinger. Teaching adults provides me with so much energy that after just one hour I feel ready for the challenges of my everyday life. And as for children, I want to show them that moving their bodies is fun and that yoga is more than just “sitting still” – a belief that, unfortunately, is hold by many parents. Besides, I also learn a lot from the children I teach. They give so much and since the birth of my daughter, it has become even easier for me to immerse myself in the children’s world.
Because I think that endurance sports and yoga go hand in hand, I also became passionate about cross-country skiing in winter (GREAT, because I love jogging in summer), which is the reason why I teach it as well. It is fun to urge and encourage people to reach their limits.
As multi-faceted as my different trainings are, as multi-faceted is my personality, which is reflected in the courses I hold. Everyone who attends one of my courses has the possibility to make their own experiences without pressure and without getting the feeling of “being converted”. I am looking forward to meeting you and your different facets and to possibly even discovering new ones together. I also teach private yoga lessons in St. Anton am Arlberg.
I am also passionate about massages and bodywork. I offer Thai Yoga Massage, BREUSS massage, R.E.S.E.T. (Rafferty Energy System of Easing the Temporomandibular joint) and Hawaiian Massage (Lomi Lomi/Temple Style). The therapeutic touches applied during the massage connect body, mind and soul and help your body to find its natural and healthy balance in a gentle and effective way. I have been teaching yoga in Kiefersfelden and Rosenheim since 2008. I achieved my teacher training qualification in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar after four years and completed a two-year training progam in yoga therapy with D.V. Sridhar. I teach Hatha Yoga, during which I combine dynamic exercises and static exercises to enhance strength with a good breathing technique. Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and among his students were Indra Devi, B.K.S. Iyengar and Patthabi Jois.
I have completed further trainings which I include into my work: yoga for pregnant women, yoga for women undergoing menopause, psychological coach, nonviolent communication by M. Rosenberg, the holistic Journey by Brandon Bays, workshop „The Art of Living“ by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Touch for Health 1 and 2.
Yoga has been part of my life for over ten years and it gives me the strength to cope with the ups and downs in life. For me, yoga is a way to become calm inside, open my heart, establish balance on all levels and to integrate all of this into my everyday life. I love working with people and I want to establish a holistic, individual concept and exploit people’s full potentials. Yoga and massages released me from physical pain and supported my spiritual development on all levels. I’d love to pass on this knowledge during mindful yoga lessons and massages which come from the heart.
My motto: Yoga is bhoga, the pure joy of living!