Detlev Alexander

Detlev Alexander practices Hatha-Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism in the Shambhala Tradition. After practicing Yoga with Beate Cuson (MOVEO Yoga Studio Berlin) for many years, Detlev Alexander became a yoga teacher in 2005 with the OM yoga center in New York City (according to the guidelines of the “Yoga Alliance”). Every year Detlev Alexander continues his training in New York at OM yoga with his teacher Cyndi Lee. He also enriched his education and training continuously, attending Teacher Intensive in Structural Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, Anusara Intensive with Mitchel Bleier, and Intensives with Donna Fahri and Sarah Powers. In Shambhala Buddhism he is trained as a Shambhala Guide and regularly attends meditation retreats in the tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Detlev Alexander teaches at various Yoga and Dance schools in Berlin as well as week long retreats in some of Europe’s most beautiful places. During his classes he encourages everyone to become friends with themselves and to develop loving kindness and authenticity.
Prior to his career as a yoga teacher, Detlev Alexander was a classical dancer and worked internationally with various choreographers, for example with Heinz Spoerli at Deutsche Oper in Duesseldorf and Matthew Borne on Broadway. He himself also worked as a choreographer and taught classical ballet.


6 October 2015

Dathün is a four-week meditation intensive, taking place in March 2016 and open to all. It is all about taking time to really unwind, settling into the ground of meditation and finding room for what is meaningful, while...

16 November 2015


Dechen Chöling would like to express its great solidarity and compassion for the families and close ones of the victims of last Friday night's terrorism in Paris. During the coming days, we will conduct ceremonies to their memory, and continue to dedicate our prayers and our daily practice.

13 November 2015

Bid for the Open Heart Retreat at Dechen Chöling! Enjoy five days of practice and study with best-selling author and teacher Susan Piver.

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9 October 2015

"Today is a beautiful Fall day, the trees are dancing in the crisp energy of the wind, leaves have already changed colours and are flying about, everything is clear and vivid. It is slightly nostalgic, it is the end of summer, yet everything is very energised.

15 September 2015

Our Winter Meditation Retreat provides a precious opportunity for retreat, reflection and renewal during the Winter solstice and the New Year’s celebration. Join us for these days of mindfulness...

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