Matthew & Carla

Matthew Vollmer

I began practicing astanga yoga in 1993 when, just by chance, I happened to see a man gracefully practicing what I now know as the primary series. The attraction was very strong… I watched the whole thing and found myself a teacher straight away.

Since then I have been fortunate enough to spend many months in India, both travelling and studying with my guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy in Mysore. I was blessed and authorised to teach by Pattabhi Jois in July 2003 and am committed to maintaining the purity and simplicity of what I have been taught out of respect for the wisdom and generosity of my teachers.

I am dedicated to this practice because on good days I feel like I disappear as I move down through the outward movement to an inner stillness which nourishes me, teaches me about myself and helps me through the bustle of my daily life.

Now I came back to Brazil and am eager to share this powerful practice to which I owe so much. I want to help it spread, so that it may help people open to themselves as I have done to myself.

Carla Vollmer

I came across astanga yoga whilst working at The Practice Place in Crete in 1998. I immediately incorporated a daily astanga practice into my life. After all these years, this practice still gives me focus, understanding about myself, my emotions and the chance to observe my habit patterns. Through astanga I got into meditation, which brought me even deeper transformations. The meditation practice is also part of day-to-day.

Além das aulas de ashtanga trabalhei também como massoterapeuta, e já organizei um projeto de yoga e meditação para crianças na escola dos meus filhos durante quase dois anos, uma experiência que foi muito rica antes de partirmos para Berlim.

It is a great pleasure to teach astanga and help others from so many diffrentes places to develop a daily and consistent practice.



“Our awareness is the only thing we can take with us when we die.”

David Frawley


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Mysore style classes in Alto Paraíso, Brazil

Ashtanga yoga Mysore style classes (everyone practices at their own rhythm, following their own breath) with Carla at the Shala in Alto Paraíso de Goiás.

Alameda dos Cristais, 108
(close to Pousada Vila Gaia Guest House)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 to 11.00
Tuesday and Thursday 7.00-11.00

For more information, please send a whatsapp to 61 982526009

Monn calendar 2020

Acording to hindu tradition, the day only starts with the rising of the sun. That is the reason why a full or new moon that reaches it’s climax after midnight, but before sunrise, will appear on the day before.

Agosto Setembro Outubro Novembro Dezembro
Lua CHEIA 03/Segunda 01/Terça * 01/Quinta 31/sab 30/Seg 29/Terça*
Lua NOVA 18/Terça 17/Quinta 16/Sexta 14/Sab * 14/Quarta

* Luas cheia/nova antes do sol nascer

Ashtanga yogaIntensive


December 26, 2021 to 30 to January 30, 2022

(2 weeks minimum participation)


This year due to Covid, the slots to practice cannot be confirmed yet. We will not be able to fill the room as usual and according to the number of students, we will have more slots. There is also the possibility that this year the Pranayama classes will not take place.
All classes will be Mysore style.
Those who participate longer in the workshop will have priority in time. The first time is usually given to those who participate in the full workshop. If you’ve signed up for two weeks, keep in mind that your schedule will likely be your last.
Some afternoons we will offer meditation or Patanjali’s sutras chanting.


Classes will be taught at Ponta de Santo André. Located in the middle of the village, it is very easy to find. Just ask.

What to take

Yoga mat and towel for adjustments. If possible, take a cotton mat as you will probably sweat abundantly at this time of year.

How to get there


From Porto Seguro take a bus to the ferry in Santa Cruz Cabrália. If you prefer, you can arrange a taxi straight to your pousada or house. From where the ferry arrives it is another 2 km to the village of Santo André.
Airport transfer to Sto André: Bino (73) 9984 3172

Where to stay

For accommodation, visit the site:
We’ve also put together a list with some options:


You can start on any day of the week, but our rest day is Saturday and our weeks start on Sundays, so it is best to start on a Sunday.
Please note: The minimum stay is two weeks.

2 weeks…………R$ 1200
3 weeks…………R$ 1500
4 weeks…………R$ 1800
5 weeks…………R$ 2000

additional classes: R$ 120 each


You can pay with bank transfers or on arrival in brazilian reais.
Please note we do NOT accept euros, dollars or cheques.


This workshop has limited places. To sign up for 2019, please send us an email with your name, your city and country of residence, dates of first and last practice with us.
We don’t take registration through WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, etc…

Ashtanga yogaIntensive

Chapada dos Veadeiros

May 1 to 27, 2022

Ashtanga yoga Mysore style six times a week plus three lectures per week
(minimum participation of 1 week)

Coming Workshops


Astanga Yoga oficial site with all the necessary information about astanga yoga, info about Mysore and Astanga teachers all over the world.

Astanga Yoga teachers around Brazil:

where we practiced for many years.

Vipassana meditation as taught by Goenka

Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hahn


Chanted by Dr M. A. Jayashree

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