Ashtanga Yoga Shala • Mysore Vienna

we practice at the SOMART Institut

Staudgasse 8, 1180 Wien

Barbara Süss

tel. +43 (0) 699 11 99 81 83


Barbara Süss is the director and founder of Mysore Vienna. She made her first trip to the sub-continent India in the year 1999, where she instantly fell in love with the diversity, authenticity and the friendly people she met.
In the year 2001 her son David was born and she startet to practice regulary Yoga and Meditation. 2007, after some years of establishig a regulary home practice,  she began her daily Ashtanga Yoga practice under the guidance of Rolf Naujokat in Goa, India. 2010 she deepend her studies traveling to Mysore, India annualy to practice at the KPJAYI where Sharath Jois, the current linage holder of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, teaches. Barbara has made 15 trips to India and will continue to deepen her studies, to learn and to grow as a dedicated student as well as a teacher.  2016 she founded Mysore Vienna after receiving the authorization and blessing to teach.

Barbara considers herself exceptionally fortunate to have been taught by excellent senior teachers throughout the last 16 years.
Among them all, the recent years she makes time to visit Sharmila Desai in Goa. There she finds resonance, context and safety of Sharmila’s ethical teaching.
Barbara shares her experience, well-founded training and knowledge, which expands and establishes itself through continuous daily practice. She continuously keeps learning the traditional techniques of asana, pranayama and is studying the philosophical principles of Vedanta, Sanskrit, Tantra and Buddhist Psychology.

To meet her students where they are, to understand that practice is an ever evolving process, to experience and accept the physical and mental limits, recognizing and mastering challenges as such, cultivating serenity and, above all, cultivating a loving interaction, these are all aspects that have shaped Barbara's yoga path for many years.

Motherhood and her son David are her greatest teachers in all ways.

all drawings and pictures by Roger Malbert, Sasha van Aalst & David Süss