Bruno Dietziker – PhD in Indian Philosophy – one of the most respected yogateacher worldwide, has been committing the past 41 years to studying, practicing and teaching yoga and related sciences. He holds no less than three major yogadiplomas. One in Yoga Education from the world-renowned College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, India. Another one in Yoga Therapy from the same institute and a third one in Medical Yoga from the Korean Yoga Association, Seoul, Korea.
Traveling- & Studying Period
During his unique 17 years traveling and studying period, he went through a soul-touching, deeply blissful, mystical experience when living in the forest for 6 months in the USA in 1982. As a Buddhist monk in the Theravada Tradition (Vipassana) in Sri Lanka and Burma in 1986, where he sat for 9 months for 20 hours daily, he was being blessed with the exact same experience. Further studies and pursuits have brought Bruno to Tibet where he also lived among nomads for some time.
Training in B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga
For the past 41 years, Bruno has been practicing B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga. After a 3 months studying and practicing period in Pune with Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar himself in 1985/86, Bruno received extensive training, while studying in India for 7 years, from the most senior Iyengar teachers Omkar and Arun from Bangalore. With his deep background of B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Bruno still participates in workshops and retreats with Faeq Biria every year.
Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
For the past 31 years Bruno has emphasized more on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition of Mysore, where he received his training under Guruji Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and consequently from Lino Miele and Gwendoline Hunt. Bruno belongs to the few practitioners worldwide, who masters Advanced B series and has practiced some of Advanced C in the past. Teachers and students alike have commented not only on his skill and expertise in the philosophical part of yoga and his obvious integration of it in his daily life, but also on his mastership of Asanas and Pranayama among many other yogic practices.
Adept in Hatha Yoga
Since all his official studies in India were in the various traditions of Hatha Yoga, Bruno is considered a leading expert in the field, having gained an enviable mastery and control over its extensive practices. Under the guidance of Paul Harvey from England he also gained some insight into the tradition of Viniyoga.
Bruno’s unique expertise in the field of Yoga and Allied Sciences has formed the backbone of his two very successful yogaschools ‘The Dublin Yoga Centre’, which he founded and led from 1992 to 1997 in Dublin, Ireland and ‘YOGA WORKS’ in Zurich, Switzerland from 1999 to 2005. Since 2006 Bruno has been leading his yogaschool under the name ‘Pure Yoga by Bruno Dietziker‘, including an educational institute offering a 4 1/2 years yoga teacher training course. His institute has gained international recognition as one of the most comprehensive and leading teacher training courses worldwide.
Bruno’s natural gift, his talent and love of sharing his experiences and expertise in yoga with his fellow beings, has brought him many invitations to teach and pass on his knowledge. Since 1992 he has conducted over a hundred seminars, workshops and retreats in many European countries, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA. His teachings are a rare source of inspiration and full of warmth, enthusiasm, insight, cheerfulness and humour.
Bruno teaches in English, German and Sanscrit.
Here is a statement about Bruno and his teachings from a student, and yoga teacher herself, from the USA:
“…it was the way you spoke in class (philosophy), your adjustments are amazing, your energy, the chanting/mantras, your voice, your playfulness. Your classes have everything that I ever wanted in one. I go to one teacher to get the philosophy and chanting, one teacher for the adjustments and creativity, another teacher for the energy. You have it all in one! I have never been to such a soulful ashtanga class as yours!”
Caryn Fishlevich, Holistic Health Counsellor & Yoga Teacher Pennsylvania, USA, has studied, practiced and taught yoga for many years and has attended workshops led by David Swenson and other world famous Ashtanga Yoga Teachers.
More statements about Bruno and his teachings of various students from around the world can be found under student feedback.